Yep. That’s me. Your “health guru” 👀
Y’all. It’s been a long time since this photograph (10 years), so let me clear up the playing field on just how patient and persistent you need to be to become “healthy” and “fit”.
First of all, healthy/fit does not mean a size or a number on your bathroom scale. I was the same weight I was then as I am now. But I was incapable of just about everything physically that I now do on a daily basis.
Let me inform you of what has changed:
Smoking. 1-3 packs a day from 16 years old to 25 years old. I was literally paying to kill myself for 10 years. 🤯😖
Drinking. I’m just gonna go ahead and let all of you know I was probably not only a chain smoker but on the verge of becoming an alcoholic. I had an “addictive personality”. For several years I faced ALL of my pain and fear with cigarette and beer (or liquor) bottle in hand.
It was out of control.
Sex. This one is almost way too personal, but whatever, I’m way too deep in this post to embarrass myself.
Let’s just say as long as my feelings were drowned in some sort of high, I was fine. What a sad way to live. But this was normal for me. I lived this way from 2006-2010. 4 years of blinding myself to my reality. ☹️ Fast forward to getting pregnant (accidentally) 😳and getting the biggest wake up call in the history of wake up calls. I was now experiencing postpartum as a single mom in college. A lightbulb came on. 💡I WANTED TO CHANGE. This is where most people make a decision to get their shit together. And if you know me, When I make up my mind, there is no turning back. ⚡️
I started exercising, eating healthy, planning my life out. I was still smoking but hey, I inched my way forward. 🤗 I changed my degree. I started wanting to help people FEEL the way I felt 😃🙌🏽 I married Ben. 😍💋We had more kids. I continued working out, nourishing my body, AND EDUCATING myself.
YOU GUYS. This was 5️⃣ years after I made a decision to better my life. And I didn’t even know what the hell I was doing when I made that decision!😂 I just made a decision to take ACTION and move forward!
Fast Forward to TODAY. 8 years since the almighty decision to leap forward, if I can do it. SO CAN YOU!