One year ago today I started Wellness Walk.
A course my Beachbody coach had created based on what she learned during a nutrition certification.
When I started Wellness Walk I had been exercising regularly since August, yet not seeing much change in my body. I was ready to start working on my nutrition. This has never been something that comes easy to me, usually when I start focusing on some plan or diet I can make it a couple weeks restricting foods and always feeling hungry but then I just lose all motivation to continue. The diet sucks. I’m crabby and miserable. Everyone around me is miserable. I want CHOCOLATE! So … the diet goes out the window.
Wellness Walk touched on a variety of topics that helped begin to shift my perspective. I learned a lot during the three weeks of this course about myself. Began making small, sustainable changes in my life.
Still, slow going with regard to weight loss as usual for me. In December at my annual checkup my doctor officially put obesity in my medical file. That moment really sucked. Really, really sucked. Sure I knew that my weight was high. That I’ve needed to lose far too many pounds for far too long, but it’s just so hard. Impossible really. Why even bother? That was my mindset.
Yet, I knew I needed to keep working at making sustainable, healthy choices. I want to be active. I want to be there for my kids and maybe someday my grandkids. To be able to spend time with them, travel with them, just live life with them. Enjoy growing old with my husband.
So in January I signed up as a Beachbody coach. Why? I wanted to commit to drinking Shakeology daily and that amazing bag of superfood goodness is not cheap. Signing up as a coach gave me a discount to help mitigate that expense. (Then came my daughter’s love for Daily Sunshine and my Beachbar addiction and well, all the more reason to have that coach discount right? But I digress.)
As a coach I also got to hear some information about this new weight loss program Beachbody was launching in May. I kept hearing all these to-good-to-be-true things.
Lose weight happily.
Always be full and satisfied.
End emotional eating.
Eat out and go to parties while losing weight.
My initial thought: there’s no way all this can be true. But yet I truly hoped it would be. I so desperately needed all of these things to be true. I’d shared a little of my journey and some about this new program, 2B Mindset, with others. Two people agreed to join me.
Little did I know this truly would be the start of something pretty amazing in my life.
The creator of the 2B Mindset, Ilana Muhlstein, is my hero. She herself has struggled with weight, and everything that goes along with that, since she was 6 years old. Her story makes me tear up every time I hear her share. Listening to her explain food in a new way. The purpose of different foods for my body. How to craft a plate of food at each meal that makes sense for what my body needs. Her passion and excitement over veggies and water. So many little encouraging sayings and tips and tricks for difficult situations. Everything just clicked for me. I devoured everything within the 2B Mindset program and began making my blueprint for a healthier me.
Along the way I’ve found a confidence I didn’t even know I’d lost. Learned to love and appreciate my body as I never have before. Eating good foods for me has helped my body function so much better.
The hype was right.
I am losing weight happily.
Feeling full and satisfied.
Changing my thoughts has truly changed my life. FOREVER. There’s no going back to my old mindset. This new mindset is working so well for me it’s here to stay!
This last year by the numbers:
From October 2 till now I’ve gone down 47.8 pounds. Evicted 34.6 of those pounds since beginning to shift my mindset with 2B on May 2!
I took the 2B Mindset Mentor course last month to learn even more about my new mindset. The science behind 2B. More tips and tricks. Especially for helping others who are needing solutions to struggles they face while working on their new mindsets. I wanted to learn more for me and to pay it forward to others who want to change their mindset.
If you resonate with any part of my story know that changing your mindset is VERY POWERFUL!
Learning what works and doesn’t for you is EMPOWERING.
You can do this.
Anyone can do this.
I’m here if you need support. Fill out my consultation form and maybe this next year … this one can be YOUR YEAR!