Working out, checking my health, and eating right has become my lifestyle. Back in the day I would eat out ALL THE TIME, and by that I mean every single day of the week. It got frustrating because if I was not sick I was either out of energy, or I was just letting the day pass by. My boyfriend got very unhealthy to the point that it sent him to the hospital a few months back. If you want to check out his story you can click on the following link:
Once you read that you will see how much it was a wake up call for me. I used to be very active from swimming every weekend, doing track when I was young, taking martial arts, and much more than that as well as my boyfriend. However, that did not last when we got older and due of so many things we had to go through we took it out by eating. Despite of all of this, him and I decided to get a membership at Planet Fitness which changed our lives like ya’ll have no idea. Also, I joined a community called itworks where I sell, try out, and talk about the products that will be your best friend through the wight loss journey. If you want to see more about it go ahead and click on the link below:
I will talk more about this as time goes by, but today I am talking about my health. I used to weigh about 162, and that is coming from someone who was at 118! Yes, I changed completely as months passed by, and I did not even noticed. Nothing fit me anymore and I could not even catch my breath at all. I even came down super sick for about 3 weeks, and it got horrible. When my boyfriend saw how much it was taking a toll on me he decided to gift me for our anniversary the gym membership. Now, the gym membership happened about 2 weeks now, but before that I started going to the gym at school. From 162 I am down now to 152, and I am also using my products from itworks which is helping me a lot! Not only am I losing weight, but also some of the clothes are starting to slide through and my energy has been up and going.
At school, I was not going as often to the gym because I had classes that got in the way, and I was 100% committed to my work. Now that I am out of school I am literally at the gym from Monday through Saturday (Sunday is my rest day), and I go for 1 to 2 hours. Comparing to how I used to go at school I can say not only am I looking way better, but I am slowly remembering how I used to feel when I was 118 and active. That old energy is starting to come at me slowly, and I am loving it! One thing that was a struggle to change was what I ate because everyone that knows me KNOWS that I LOVE FOOD! Giving up the things I liked to put in my body was a bit sad, but at the end of the day I felt so much better.
What do I do now? I eat right! I love sweets so I replaced everything (even chocolate) with fruits, and started getting veggies in my system little by little. I started getting my products from itworks to see how it was, and it is working wonders! The products that I use and sell are meant for the ones that are committed to getting a healthy lifestyle and to lose weight. If you want to learn more either click on the link or message me! Another thing that I started doing was being more active, and by that I mean walking instead of driving. There is no excuse as “it is too cold outside to walk” because other people that do not have transportation can do it…so why shouldn’t I? I know what you might be thinking “Oh my lanta Michele but it was too easy for you others have it hard to even commit!” am I right?
Look, when I was struggling through my weight I would go to sleep crying at night because not only did my clothes did not fit me, my health wasn’t good, or the simple fact that the doctor told me that if I keep going I would end up in the hospital. The real reason I used to cry was because I did not know how to start! Also, I was letting myself down and that is one of the worst feelings ever. I had to motivate myself because if I didn’t then who would? I remember I was going through the bible and I read- 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 in which it clearly states that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. So as I was looking at the verse I thought, “Dang I need to suck it up and get going because I know very well God wants to see me at the image that he sees in me.” Are you catching what I am trying to say?
Also, the fact that there is a saying that states that you are what you eat got to me big time. I pictured myself being healthy, not only to see my kids grow, but to see my future grand children as well! I want to live healthy and as long as I can to see all my goals come to life, and not to a stop. My motivation? It is the love I have for myself and no one else. My motivation? Is how God sees me as a unique and perfect individual and I do not want to let him down. My motivation? seeing my parents and sister everyday trying to push me to see me healthy and slim. My motivation? My boyfriend that even if it is too cold out, or I just want to sleep he pushes me to get up and workout. My motivation? My true friends that keep telling me they want to see me how I used to be before. My question for you today is: What is YOUR motivation?
If you want to talk to me about your weight loss journey please go ahead, and send me a message. Also, remember that I used to struggle too so if you want advice or more tips I can help you. Let me know what you would like for me to talk about on my next blog. I am thinking of writing about the things I used to eat before, and what I eat now especially at certain times. Hopefully this spoke to you today and if it did I am glad it did! I will be posting before and after pictures so you can see my progress too. For now, go ahead and click on the link of my boyfriend because he shows his before and after picture and trust me it is going to shock you. He will be updating his picture of how he looks now because he looks so much better than the picture he currently has! He also takes itworks and so far it has been his best friend lol! With this being said, I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. Talk to ya’ll later!
Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.