THEN VS NOW
Ahh, the picture in the left ... I am flooded with emotions ... feelings of gratitude thankfulness and hope. On the left I was four months postpartum and feeling extremely frustrated, upset and uncomfortable in my own skin. My second pregnancy was completely different from my first. The weight did not 'magically' come off ... I was stuck with an extra 20 pounds that I could NOT lose. •
Before baby number 2, I went to the gym religiously, ate super low carb (except for our "weekly pizza Friday night,") I used a gallon of creamer in my daily coffee. I 'thought' I knew what I was doing. I 'thought' I was eating healthy, and I could exercise away any poor diet choices. But after having my second baby, I was steadily gaining weight ... even though I was Cardio Queen 👸🏼 at the gym. I was confused, I was frustrated and I was pissed that my jeans were too tight! •
Then enter something NEW ... something ... that I was extremely skeptical about ... could working out at HOME get me in better shape than lifting like a beast at the GYM?! But you know what ... IT WORKED!! It's a magical little puzzle and all of the pieces work in beautiful harmony together. What pieces?? It's the daily workouts (for a stay-at-home, busy mama = priceless!) following a nutrition/portion guide that teaches you how to properly fuel your body, drinking superfoods and being an active member in a private challenge group. And now, as a Coach, I not only get to help others reach their health goals ... I have to hold myself accountable by practicing what I preach.
So I look back at some of my 'then' vs. 'now' changes I have learned: 👉🏼how to plan my weekly meals ahead of time so I'm not taking an easy way out and having 'pizza Friday' 👉🏼that you don't need to spend hours at the gym. If you just follow the program, you WILL see results!! #qualityoverquantity
👉🏼that Challenge Groups not only hold yourself accountable, but you also get to motivate and inspire others. 👉🏼LASTLY, I've learned that carbs are not your enemy. YOU CAN EAT CARBS AND LOSE WEIGHT!!🙌🏼 👉🏼FOOD IS FUEL. Out with the bad, in with the new. And for that, I am thankful.
Wisdom with age 😉