So excited about this. But also freaking out scared as hell to share this with all of you. Today is the start of a beautiful transformation.
Running my business coaching and What is Perfection LLC. has been amazing. I love it so much that I actually started prioritizing it way too much last year. So much so that my health and wellness goals fell on the back burner.
In 12 months I went from 132 pounds to 172. No joke. Realness. I seriously did that. It was a choice I made – and the consequences were serious: No bras or pants fit me anymore.
I was focused on caring for my clients and doing the best I could for them that I actually stopped caring for myself.
In the last year I have gained close to 40 pounds. It hurts to say, and for a while I felt like I failed myself – but then I realized – this is in fact an amazing opportunity.
“I have this beautiful platform that inspires others and my skills as a coach – I am going to combined them to celebrate this opportunity! What if I documented my journey in a real and raw way to share this with the world? It would inspire others to make their lives better too! ”
Boom. And Idea was born.
Today is day one: My journey to lose 40 Pounds. I am so excited (and slightly terrified) to share it with all of you.
The truth is, I am not insecure about my weight. Sure I want to change it and yes it make me frustrated and uncomfortable to be this heavy, but the reality is that I still love myself a great deal. My weight is not a score card for the amount of worth I put in myself.
My self love is totally there – and that’s why I want to show you all that you can actually lose weight and transform your body without shaming it.
Yes. You can lose weight from a place of love and happiness and not a place of shame and anger.
Everything you need to know: (feel free to follow these prompts on your own journey)
My Physical Goal: Lose 40 Pounds
My Deadline: July 20TH
My Health Reasons for losing this weight: I don’t feel comfortable. I am over tired. I am stressed. My body feels pain in weird places it never used to. And I don’t sleep well (but am always tired.)
My Emotional Reasons for losing this weight: I don’t feel like my body represents the love I truly have for myself, and I want it to. I also feel like i deserve to feel good in my skin and not feel “less than I deserve.” I know that my body deserves better and I deserve better and I want this change.
Why Must This Change Now: Because I have two years of my twenties left and I need to make the most of it. Because my business has massively leveled up and I want my body to level up with it. Because If I don’t make this change now my relationship will not be the way it deserves to be, my career will not be the way I want it to be and I know I deserve better.
What I WILL Be Doing on this Journey:
-Drinking Massive amounts of water.
-Eating a mostly vegan diet.
– Eating a large amount of vegetables.
-Listening to my body
-Sleeping 8 Hours at least.
-Journaling every day.
-Meal Prepping *since healthy foods need to be convenient for me since I am always on the go)
What I WILL NOT Be Doing on this Journey:
Measure portions (I am going to listen to my body instead)
DrinkAlcohol more than 1x a week.
Follow a specific workout plan
See exercise as punishment
See healthy eating as punishment
Put myself on the back burner
Eat processed foods
These are the rules I am starting with – but the rules may change. I never live my life black and white so my new healthy lifestyle won’t be either. I need to listen to my gut and do what feels right. And as of now, this feels pretty darn good to write out.
But who knows. It may change later on. What matters is that I am going to make this happen!