Are You Ready To Be All In?
I used to CRINGE looking in the mirror...I avoided it at all cost. I remember starting a new job, mom and I were at Sears shopping for some work clothes. I had come to the point where I had to wear dress pants with the elastic waist. Regular pants just weren't comfortable anymore. I was in my early 20s. Mom told me clothes were just made differently...I can imagine her feelings of wanting to comfort me. It's funny, I can still picture that outfit...it was a pair of sage green dress pants and a matching sage green/cream striped sweater. You come to a point where you don't recognize yourself anymore. You come to point where you simply say enough is enough. I am done. For me, it were all of those moments leading up to seeing a picture my mom had taken of my brother and I. When I saw the pic, I wasn't sad...I was angry. At nearly 200 lbs, I was angry at myself. I was angry for believing the excuses, the lies I had told myself. It was no longer OK. From that moment on I made a decision. I made a decision and I was all in. I changed my eating habits. I started waking up in the morning and working out before I headed to work. On my lunch hour, I went outside and walked the track. Don't laugh, but on my restroom breaks sometimes I would do jumping jacks or even squats in the ladies lounge. I would try and go for walks in the evening. I was determined. My point is, when you get to that moment where you just can't keep doing the same thing, where something has to change...you have to be all in. You have to go for it. You have to be the one to say NO to pizza or cookies or wine. YOU have to be the one to get up and push play, when you really just want to hit that snooze button. You have to want it. You have to want it for yourself. You have to want it so you can be a better, healthier mom, wife, daughter, friend...whatever. You have to want to feel good again. You have to LOVE yourself enough to go for it. Not sure where to start? That's what I'm here for. That's what I do. <3 I can help.