It's currently around week 5 of my workouts and new lifestyle. I've come so far in the last 5 weeks that I decided it was time to start #RecoveryWednesday. I'll be posting every wednesday how I am feeling, what I've been doing, and what's up this week.
I hope that my advice and errors can empower you and encourage you to move forward with something that is challenging you in your life. I know change can be hard, and it takes a lot to take on those battles. Remember "The courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
To anyone out there that is struggling, whether its weight or something else in your life... my advice is think. Really think about what's going on, can you change that part of yourself? If you can, than try to. If you can't, then accept that, and try to change what you can.
I've learned to celebrate the small victories! That's something my coach tells me all the time, and its stuck with me. I've always beat myself up when I made a mistake, or didn't make hit my goals, and really that's not realistic. The truth is you win some, and you lose some. The key is that you get right back up and keep pushing forward. I'm getting up at least 3 days a week and hitting the gym hard... that's a big accomplishment for me. I'm also making better food choices. Do I still eat a kit kat every once in a while? Sure I do! Did I do my best to put healthier things in my mouth the rest of the day? Yes I did!
That's the battle, this has to be livable... so small changes every week. Little things will all add up to a major difference I promise.
My victory last week was that I made it to the gym 3 days, and I felt fantastic. I was rewarded at the end of the week with something special, and I deserved every bit of it. I deserve a new life, I deserve to be happy, and I am finally making the changes in all aspects of my life to do so. I will be honest with you, it's tough, but the rewards that come from it are far better than the battles. On day one of progress testing 2/19/18, I couldn't do a plank that well, and I could barely do the squats and lunges that Brian was asking me to try. Look at me now, I still have so many other victory celebrations to come, but I'm already starting to celebrate things I am able to do now that I couldn't do before.
Making different food choices, getting to the gym, and doing my best to tackle the daily struggles that come along with Binge Eating Disorder. That's my plans right now, and there are people out there to help me. I've learned that this is not demise, it's just part of my success story, and it can be yours too. If you want it bad enough, you'll make the changes that you need to, and when you do, I'll be right here cheering you on.