I’ll be the first to admit that weight loss or losing weight in general is not the easiest road traveled. In 1998 I was 125 lbs (that’s when I graduated from high school) and in 2001 I was 160 lbs (that’s when I got married to the love of my life). While my weight slowly increased over the years, having children definitely added to the weight increase and while I’m working my butt off (literally – lol) to drop the weight, it’s a journey that doesn’t come easy and a goal that is ever changing in my life. It’s not just a “diet” as they say but a way of living and it’s a constant thing that I know I have to work on.
So let’s talk about my weight issue… I’m a busy lady who runs a full time business, blogs and is a team mom as well as homemaker and wife. How difficult can it be for me to eat healthy and exercise or stay active? Well, here’s where the issue lays… I don’t necessarily eat very unhealthy – portions seem to be okay, I don’t snack profusely and I have a green juice every single day. While I do have my naughty days when it comes to food, it’s quite balance with regards to veggie intake, etc. and we are not scarfing down prime-rib every 3 days. lol My issue is more about finding the time to eat and keep my metabolism going. Starving myself is not my intention but it often is what happens when you live a crazy and hectic lifestyle. I keep fairly active, chasing after my 3 kids keeps me on my toes, I do daily walks and I also incorporate work outs into my regimen to keep my cardio up. Again – it’s all about fitting time into my schedule to take time to do for me and that includes eating. Read a little more on my story about my weight loss here.
I have a little more information and explanation behind the photos above in this post here so you can get caught up if you are not sure what I’m talking about. But regardless… keep on reading because I got more to talk about. lol
So – while my journey has been long and it continues on I have had some really awesome support along the way and that is why I want to bring you all a little Weight loss Motivation. This week’s tip…
Surround yourself with those that will love and encourage you – regardless of how long your journey may take. This may be a long road for you and you may experience a plethora of negativity, but as long as you have someone who believes in you – supports you and encourages you, it makes it much easier to accomplish your goals.
It may seem like something easy to do – it may seem like that is already happening, but I’ll be the first to say that the Beauty Community whether on YouTube or other can be filled with a bunch of Negative Nancys that don’t give a you know what about you. If that wasn’t bad enough – the World in general is filled with negativity. Now – don’t get me wrong, I have a strong support system in many of my Blogger buddies and YouTube besties, but I’m talking about those that just seek to destroy. Earlier on when I first started YouTube, I got pregnant with my twins and let me just say the hurtful comments started and they didn’t stop. I am so lucky that I have a husband that supports me regardless of my choice so long as I am happy with who I am. It may seem like this is a small thing in comparison to everything else you should focus on – but it is all about support and encouragement that gets you to where you want to be.
I’ll touch base more on this subject a few times a month with little tips I learned along the way as well as things that help to keep me on track and focused. I have been promising to make this a weekly thing and I am just working on getting my blogging schedule and life on a system that works. But I have a ton of green juice recipes (which you can find on my old YT channel) and so much more that I use to keep me on top of my goals.
Lastly, I was interviewed by Fitness Motivation Podcast recently after they found my story through my blog and if you have some time – listen to my interview… I do things very differently than the norm and I’ll be sharing these tips with you soon as well.
You can also listen to my interview by clicking below.
Wishing you lots of love and happiness always!