The end of this week will mark two full months of commitment and hard work towards losing the weight I gained during and after my pregnancy. It’s been 2 1/2 years since I had my daughter and I once said I would not be a mom that still had the baby weight when my child is 2 or 3 years old. Well, the 2 year mark passed but I’m happy to say that the 3 year mark will not pass by with me still holding on to this weight.
With my background, it was humbling for me to acknowledge that I needed help. It took a while for me to make a decision, but once I did things began to fall into place. The first step was in knowing what it was I needed…what I was missing to becoming successful. I had been working out consistently for several months and was not making any progress in terms of getting smaller. I was certainly getting stronger, but not smaller! I don’t know who the author is of this quote, but I could most definitely be the poster child for “You can’t out train a bad diet”. It’s not like I didn’t know what to eat, but I needed accountability.
These two months I’ve had accountability and I’ve made progress. It’s not the kind of progress that most “dieters” are used to when they cut their calories low or cut out food groups, ie fast scale movement. Nope, the scale is moving down rather slowly but I’ve been taking measurements every two weeks and that’s where I’m seeing success…exactly the kind of success I want to see (can you say smaller pants?!?).
The two months haven’t been easy, but they haven’t been hard either. It’s true that when you set your mind to achieve something, you just “do it”. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” I would rather be the poster child of this quote rather than the other!
Christy R. Jones, B.Sc., Certified Wellness Coach
Christy has over 10 years experience in the Health and Wellness industry. Christy earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Health Science Education with a focus on Health Promotion and Wellness. She is a certified Health & Wellness Coach through WellCoaches.com and has a passion for empowering and educating individuals to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
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