After the Turkey Trot I was invigorated and excited to end the year on a positive note and focus in on my weight loss goal. My Beachbody business was really taking offer and I was mentoring others on starting a new healthy lifestyle and reaching their physical and financial goals. And just like it always does life got in my way. My husband got a terrible phone call that sent us immediately on a flight home to Boston. Stress CITY!!! I was completely unprepared, I was away from my workout routine, my food and my support system. I also was dealing quite a bit of stress.... so much so that I actually developed shingles. At this point I just had to trust that the foundation I had built over the last year would see me through. I got to the GYM as often as I could and frequented Whole Foods multiple times per day. I used the opportunity of being home with people I hadn't since since I weighed about 240 to share my story and bear witness to the incredible possibilities your life can have if you just believe.
I got through it and headed home to retail craziness and poured myself into work. Long hours and candy everywhere. Honestly people asked me when I first started my journey why I started in December instead of waiting until after the holiday and I think it was easier last year. You see when I first set out I was very rigid and knew I had to make a life change all bad stuff was completely off limits.... this year understanding what I have learned about calories in vs out I knew I could and would work off the candy or treat and was a bit more relaxed. This for me is not always a good thing, I need my weighed and measured meals and little baggies of snacks to stay on track. while I did not gain a plateau was slowly taking hold and the losses were slow! I refocused and told my coach Alli that holiday season or not I am finishing what I started!!! We had an awesome week of Holiday themed workouts where we all got to wear special outfits!!
I am celebrating but I am also reminding myself that the journey doesn't end here. I truly feel blessed like I have been given a gift. Did I work hard for it?? You betcha, but I had a whole lot of help and the only way to stay accountable and keep this amazing feeling of accomplishment is to pay it forward. So though I am leaving behind the last 100lbs and never going that direction again I am setting out on a new road. "Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled" I am teaching my own friday night TURBO class that starts this week, I am giving everything I got to my beachbody business and I am going to continue on this road because I know there is farther that I can go. If you have been reading you know I started out like so many others morbidly obese, unhappy, lost and alone. I know first hand how hard it is to make life changes but I am here to tell you once and for all you can and I can help you...... just ask!