Have you ever looked a photo of yourself and thought I wish I was fat as I thought I was then? Let me guess, back then you thought you were carrying a few extra pounds but you didn't do anything about it, so the few turned to 10 to maybe 50 or 100? I understand, it happened to me.
Shortly after moving to the OBX and found myself still topping the scale at 200. (photo on the left) In that moment I wished to be as fat as I thought I was at 180! I knew I needed to make a change, I had to take a good long hard look at who I was and what I was doing to my body. I knew losing more weight would be hard but as you know being fat is hard too! I had a choose, Fat Hard or Healthy Hard, I am so grateful I chose my health. Did you ever consider what your weight is costing you? The truth is you are paying a big price for your weight, not only in currency, but with your heart, your joints, your sleep, your overall health! Did you know for every extra pound of weight you carry you are putting 4 lbs of pressure on your knees alone? So, for every 10 pounds that is 40 pounds of unneeded pressure!!! Yes, extra weight will make working out hard and yes you will be sore, but as the weight lessens so will the soreness. I have shared my story with many people over the years, and I felt it was time that I share it with my community. I want you all to know, I was not a one and done. I had to pick myself up and dust off my running shoes more than once before it truly stuck.
I am now very proud of the weight loss I have accomplished and the fitness goals I have been able to reach and maintain, I am still a work in progress! I share this from my heart, not my ego, because I want you to know when you come to me for guidance with your fitness that I know the struggle of food addiction, the hurdles that you are facing, and the steps it will take to obtain success. The first step in the journey of weight loss is accepting where you are in this moment of your life and own it. The second is deciding that now is the time for change, it is time to turn the page and start a new chapter. The next steps will be to set small realistic goals and you will find that every time you crush one of these goals the drive in you to succeed increases exponentially. If you are ready to write your new chapter, I will help you turn the page!! Let's work on creating the steps to your own success. Don't look at a photo next year and wish you had started then! Call me and set up an appointment 252.599.0056