That was me today! When I saw this picture from early 2013 I totally did not recognize that woman! Then I started thinking about how I felt then. Where I was in my life. Brought a pit to my stomach.
At the time I was in a long distance relationship (him D.C. Me in MA) and I was visiting him and we were at a beer/wine festival. I was the store manager at a maternity store working 50-70 hours a week, multiple doubles a week (12 hour shifts with no break not even to sit to eat my lunch and dinner), going to the gym 5-6 times a week for 1-3 hours at a time. To go visit him aka: me take vacation I had to beg for time off and give it 3 months in advance and hire AND TRAIN 3 people because we were so short handed and no-one could cover while I was away. All while working my own business as a Yoga Therapist, Birth & PostPartum Doula and Childbirth Educator. To say I was stressed was an understatement.
I have always been pretty confident but had “I am not enough” syndrome. You know that mind game, the cluster-f*** going on in your head telling yourself I am not skinny enough, not tall enough..blah blah blah. Well I had that and still sometimes do but the difference now is I know how to shut her up. 🙂 They should really teach you that in school.
I was not eating wonderful- I ate out a lot, I went to the bar which led to a few drinks and then not so healthy food, I did not like sweets regularly but when I would have candy once in awhile that would lead me to binge because sugar is addicting.
Shortly after this 2013 picture was taken I found my coach- yes coach’s have a coach too 🙂 and that is when everything changed for me- inside and out.
Fast forward 3 years and I feel amazing. I am only 3 lbs lighter in these pictures (proves that the scale is not a good tool, I have said this before but will say it again stop focusing on the # on the scale, better yet throw the scale out!!)
I am confident.
I am positive.
I have surrounded myself with people I want to be around.
I live a lifestyle. This body is NOT thanks to detoxes, pills, cleanses, dieting, or starving myself or any other magic potion that you think is out there.
This body IS thanks to real whole food, superfoods everyday, home workouts that are clearly effective, personal development. It really is that simple.
I am my own boss and work from home helping other women with their health and feeling amazing and mentoring them to build their business from home all on this awesome thing called the internet 😉 and I also still work with PostPartum clients and teach Yoga because well I LOVE it!
No more doubles. No more corporate. No more asking for vacation. No more not being able to eat my lunch or dinner for hours because a customer was in the store- god forbid they know we eat!
My hours. My term. My business. My life.
If any of this resonates with you know you have a choice! You have the choice to change your life and your future. Don’t wait, do what makes YOU happy!