My Body and Mind Have Changed

Sharing a little about my past and how it has impacted my mind, body and energy. ⠀ ⠀ 1️⃣I have not always been lean. For about 3 decades, I bounced between relatively fit (but never lean) and downright uncomfortable in my skin. It looked like a 20lb pendulum swing of weight loss/gain between puberty through my late 30s.⠀ ⠀ 2️⃣I had 3 babies in 4 years, twice gaining over 50lbs. It was after my third daughter that I finally got tired of excuses and decided to get out of my own way. ⠀ ⠀ 3️⃣I preach about small changes and incremental improvements day over day and week over week, but make no mistake; I’ve worked hard to educate myself and adhere to programming that lends itself to my goals. But when you find a way to enjoy the process, the hustle is also the reward.⠀ ⠀ 4️⃣My community has shifted over the years. When I turned 40 I decided that if I wasn’t going to accept my own bullshit, I certainly wasn’t going to take anyone else’s. Best decision I ever made. My energy is my currency and I refuse to let it go to waste.⠀ ⠀ 5️⃣I strongly believe that if you want to grow, then you need to get uncomfortable. What got you here won’t get you there, so get in the arena and make some shit happen.⠀ ⠀ So no, I wasn’t born into ‘good genetics’ and didn’t wake up owning this mindset and body. ⠀ ⠀ I for SURE did not live an unhappy life before I found myself where I am today! I am so grateful for my past, because it has helped me shape my current life and give me perspective for the future.⠀ ⠀ But just like most everyone else, there were some dark times before I decided that I was worth the effort it undoubtably took to achieve self-improvement in both mind and body.⠀ ⠀ The really big takeaway for me was just how intertwined the two are - personally I could not achieve one without the other. I HAD to get my mind right before I was able to make any forward progress on physical goals. ⠀ ⠀ Moving forward, I want to continue to enjoy life in a strong body and mind, live comfortably lean and eat as much as humanly possible. Is that too much to ask?! ⠀ ⠀ I sure hope not because I think I am just getting started.⠀ ⠀


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