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I’ve spent the last 4 months getting serious about health and fitness.
I didn’t realize how much I had let myself go until
A: a member of my family didn’t recognize me at my grandmother’s funeral
B: my size 14 pants were too snug to wear comfortably, and
C: I saw a photo of myself after the holidays and realized enough was enough.
I was the queen of excuses.
I don’t have time to workout. After all, I have a full time job ya know! Plus two elementary aged kids with eleventy-billion extracurricular activities including travel softball, Odyssey of the Mind (My daughter’s team just qualified for Worlds and is headed to Iowa in a few weeks!! Woohoo!!) and two youth bowling leagues, a husband with a full time job, our adult bowling league, a house to keep (ok, so I’m not so good at that one, stop laughing already!), crafty girls nights, books to read, magazines to look at, naps to take, cupcakes to eat. Oh wait…
I was out of control with excuses. Until I wasn’t. One random day in January, I made a decision.
Then I did three things.
- I started Visioning. I’m a firm believer in Visioning Success. The phrase, “what you think about you bring about”… I believe it. I pulled up Pinterest and created a “Visioning Fitness and Fierceness” board and started pinning.
- I got accountable for what I put in my mouth. I joined Weight Watchers online. They are all about accountability and it helps tremendously! And WW is super simple to follow and affordable. Plus their iPhone tracker app rocks. I don’t have to carry around a little food journal. It’s all in my phone.
- I joined a gym – and began going regularly. I talked to the trainers and I found a partner to help with accountability. I actually joined two gyms. One was strictly group classes, the other is a traditional gym. Trying out different workout styles helped me find my groove. Now that I found a workout schedule that works for me, I look forward to going.
I’ve lost almost 20 pounds so far. I feel great. I look a whole lot better. I have more energy. More importantly, I feel alive again.
Don’t let excuses hold you back. You get to choose how your story unfolds. Click to tweet!
“The rest is still Unwritten.”
xo & buckets of belief in you,
Passion + Purpose + Willingness to Work = Miracles!