REAL TALK. Majority of you probably started following my journey in the last 6 months. While I did originally loose 50ish lbs back in 2008, I have gone through mini transformations in between then and now. Including this one that happened not that long ago.
Over the 2015 holidays I was going through a really hard time in life and fell of my diet until about summer 2016. Is that an excuse? Nah. I know I wasn't mentally strong during this time and that's on me. One thing that didn't change during this time was my training intensity. When summer came I felt uncomfortable in my body, I had put on around 20lbs and felt bloated all the time. I had no energy, I wasn't overweight, my body was just fueled by crap. That's when I said to myself, "Oh sh*t Jill, it's game time!" I had finally came to terms with the stress in my life and learned how to deal with it, so grind time it was.
I didn't work so hard over the years to go backwards so I cleaned up my diet and lost 10lbs from summer into last fall 2016. Little did I know I had put on about 10lbs of muscle during that time- thank goodness I kept my training 💯, but that is something I've always loved about this lifestyle and also use to hash out life's stress it throws my way. Not going to lie, I got pretty impatient by 1 month in of consistency that I didn't feel a change, but I knew better so kept with it. Literally like a week later I started to notice changes! This last transformation was the biggest for me in terms of mental strength and growing.
My point of sharing this is that I can not stress how important it is to get your mind right before starting a lifestyle transformation! Where the mind goes the body will follow, it's not always easy, there are ups and downs but in the end it is so worth it! I'm finally at a part in my journey where I have figured out what works best for me and how to go about tackling new goals, and you will too- BUT you just can't give up before you get there! #mindsetiseverything #getoutsideyourhead #transformationtuesday #hardworkbringsresults #nevergiveup #believeinyourself