Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Struggles and "off' days"

Good morning, today I woke up ready to get back on track.  I woke up super early and tried really hard to refocus and leave everything that was going on behind.  Easier said than done!  it's funny, but I am the type of person that likes everything in order, don't like unexpected things... So when my life got a little "out of order", it really just threw me off.  These past two days, my workout have been difficult, not because i am not able to do it but because "Life happens"...  Sometime things in our life don't going the way we would like them to and we have to make tough choices.  This has been the case for me.  It has really thrown me off and as a result me workouts have suffered.  I know that, this is okay and I just need to refocus.  You may be asking yourself, "Why, is she telling us this?"  I wanted to share this with you to let you know that it is okay to have set backs.  It's okay to not always have a "Great" workout.  It will happen.  But when it does, try, and I do mean try to refocus on your goal!  Find that "Happy place" and start all over or just pick up where you left off.  Life will happen but I think it's how we handle it and let it affect us that will make us a better person.

Today, I redid my Yoga and although I struggled with most of the moves, I kept going and doing my Best.  I have come a long way from when I first started this and I am very pleased with the results.  I know that I still have a lot of work to be done and that I may not look like a "model" but believe me when I say, I'm okay with that.  I will continue to keep pressing "Play" everyday.... Today I have set a small goal for myself.  Doing P90X has helped me reach beyond my "Comfort Zone".  I am so thankful that I took the challenge and have stuck to it.  Living a healthier and Fit life is not an easy transition, but it is one that comes with so many rewards and benefits.  I hope that you will join me and challenge yourself to commit to a healthier more active lifestyle. 


Monday, August 8, 2011

My Journey

Hello, everyone!!!  I started this blog to track my progress on this new Journey I am on.  I want to docuement my transformation.  I want to be able to motivate anyone who is here into living a more healthier and active life. 

I started this Journey after viewing some pics of myself.  I realized I was trying to hide myself not only in one pic but every pic that had been taken.  I noticed that I didn't look as happy as I wanted to look and did not like the feeling I got when I looked back at the pics.  I also noticed that my children would sensor themselves around me when talking about my weight.  But mostly because I just felt horrible everyday.  I had a hard time sleeping and breathing.  I thought about how much weight I had gained and felt angry.  At 41 one years old I was weighing in at 178lbs.!!!  I was not happy!!!  So one night (late night) I saw this informercial and it was about Slim in 6.  It looked easy, so I decided to order it.  This was the begining of something wonderful.  Now don't get me wrong, it was not easy to get started and stick with it, and I gave up several times, and just put the DVD's away for a while.... 

It wasn't until I saw my husband transform himself, he was doing the P90X.  He looked Great and not only that his health was in great shape!  His doctor took him off all his meds and all his test results came back normal!!  It was then that I decided I had to make this happen for myself.  So I started up with Slim in 6 again, and this time I stuck with it.  I followed the program and slowly started to change the way I was eating.  I started seeing results and was feeling better.  Then I found out about Shakeology and tried it, I am hooked!!  This shake is amazing and it also helped me lose more weight.  I have taken some before pics and will be posting them in my next post. (need to locate them, hehehe)

If you want to learn more about Slim in 6, P90X or Shakeology, just click on the direct links on the side bar of my blog.  If you have any questions, I am here to help.  I hope you will decide to follow me on this journey.  So far I am weighing 130lbs.  I have gone from a size 12 to a size 6.  I am happy with the "Real" results I have seen.  I eat healthier and stay more active everyday.  thank you for stopping by, please feel free to leave me your thoughts or comments.  See you tomorrow...