Approaching 2 years...

Monday, February 01, 2016

2 years ago in March I started on my commitment to eat better and exercise regularly. When I started I was using Advocare. It gave me energy and I was not hungry so I lost weight quickly. I had to stop taking the Advocare because of terrible stomach pains. When I stopped my energy did too. So I was frustrated for a few weeks. However, I realize that I could eat better and exercise without taking Advocare. Was it more difficult? Yes. DO I STRUGGLE? Absolutely. But you know I am happy to say that the end of March is 2 years and I have maintained my regular exercise and have kept off 53lbs. I am not at my goal weight and I am hoping to be a lower weight by the end of March, but I am thrilled that I have kept up with the regular exercise. Truth be told regular exercise gives you more energy anyway. I guess my point is to be proud of where you are and what you have done. Don't dwell on what you want (which is hard). I have broken the family cycle of smoking, overeating and not exercising. I eat (better then I every have though not perfect), exercise about 4-5 hours a week, and feel amazing. I am trying to show my daughter the value of hard work, and that with God's strength you can do anything.

The hardest part of a weight loss journey is to start. As I said I struggle with eating every day. I understand that losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I am currently working on my group exercise instructor certification because I want to help people. More importantly because I need people to help me. I am inspired by people that are working towards a healthier version of themselves. That cake or pie tastes good but it is not as good as the feeling of accomplishment from a great exercise class or a loss on the scale.

You can do this!!!
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    Your words encourage me. Exercise is something I struggle to get in. I simply do not enjoy it; however, I know that it is a must. And, yet, it is still such a struggle. I am working on learning to enjoy its benefits, if not the actual doing.

    God bless you, Melanie!
    1905 days ago
    Thank you all for your support! It helps keeps me going!!
    1960 days ago
    Congratulations on all you have learned & will continue to in the future...students make the best teachers! emoticon
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    YES!!! Love your Blog!

    Keep it up, we CAN DO THIS!

    1960 days ago
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    Yes we can!
    1961 days ago
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