Some months ago my husband and I decided to become active in our health and well being. We were tired of working so hard at our jobs an feeling like crap all the time. We changed our diet little by little. We started working out. We got our teenager involved. In the process we have discovered a lot about ourselves. I have learned more about myself in these few months then I have in years.
We cut our sugar intake, or carb intake, added more protein and vegetables. We started drinking more water. It has become a weekly routine. My husband lost 35 pounds, I lost 11. It is hard to change a lifestyle and not receive the results you want.
I overdid it. I actually hurt myself. I was in so much pain those first few weeks. I second guessed this idea of a new lifestyle, a new diet. I had a freak out binge moment! It was a week of eating all, no working out. It backfired. I was miserable.
This is the point with change, where you decide to throw in the towel or keep going. I decided…I Wanted to keep going. I got rid of those crappy foods. Drank more water, Gatorade. Ate more protein. Stopped my chocolate intake. Limited my pasta, from three days a week to one. My sweets Replaced…with gummy bears. I decided I hated cardio and loved weights! I maintained my weight with no more loss… however the inches began to drop off. Clothes that had been tight were now lose. I went down a shirt size. confidence anew!
The workout became me time. Each week I’d up my weight. Try a new machine. Work different muscle groups each week. It has become something I enjoy. My food is regulated. I have not given up my faves, I have just limited them. It has made me rethink a lot of things in my life. What do I want? Where do I want to go? Who do I want to be?
It has been a huge learning experience for me. A valuable one. I have discovered a lot about who I am. Who is Jessica. I am gradually reaching a place where I am…who I am. I need to be happy. What steps do I need to make that happen. So in conclusion I am realizing what, and who I am. I value me time more then ever. I encourage you to find your space, your happy place filled with immense joy!
That is all I have for tonight friends…Writing and life are a work in progress…(just like me)😉