We all make daily choices, some easy some not so easy. In this blog we hope to help fuel those daily choices with content that is relatable, positive, and even humorous sometimes. Yes, we have made great strides in weight loss and health and are happy to help anyone who reaches out, but all in all, we hope to just be a light in your day.
Today, I didn’t buy the pants I liked because they didn’t have my size…they were all too big!!! Then I found the jean skirts and decided I feel comfortable enough (at this new size) to wear one now. You guys!!!! I purchase a single digit size!!! I’m not sure when I was last this size…maybe in high school.
Pictured are the jeans I wore when I started my journey (January 30) and the size skirt that now fits. It zips comfortably but I might not wear it in public for a week or so just to make sure it fits well. What’s a week compared to where I started just 3 months ago?
It is so true… “What we resist persists…”. The original statement by Psychologist Carl Jung is “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”
If you think about it, what we resist are usually things that make us uncomfortable or embarrassed, yet if we would just find a way to tackle those things they would no longer be a roadblock or obstacle in our lives.
My friend, Andrea, recently said, “When you hit the wall of resistance…Look for the stairs!”
For a long time, I resisted sharing my weight loss struggles with anyone and the number on the scale slowly crept higher. It was a part of my life that I felt like a failure in. Once I started to share my journey (which was not easy for me), I found that I was not alone and that there were others that struggled as much or even more than I did. I also realized that this was not something I was failing at, I just had not found the “stairs” that led to the right path for me.
Once I stopped resisting and started sharing, the world opened up to so many new opportunities; one of the most rewarding is being a health coach. I am now able to help others find the “stairs” to their optimal health journey.
In the interest of living this journey out loud…Yes, I made choices over a weekend, that impacted my weight (+2.9 lbs). Did I panic and quit? Nope! In the past I would have. I got back to the choices I know work and expecting it to take 2 weeks to lose those pounds (past thinking) it only took a few days and by the end of this week I’ve said goodbye to an extra few!
28 days ago Dale decided to join me on this optimal health journey. He initially did it to get some weight off. He soon realized he was sleeping better, thinking clearer and had a lot more energy. He is constantly telling, anyone who asks, how great he feels and how he can’t believe these first 15 pounds disappeared with only good nutrition and NO exercise.
I am so excited for you, honey!!! Thank you for joining me on this journey! 💕