The Journey Begins

Hi! First off, thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to check it out!

A little about me to get started, I am 27 years old, a stay at home mom with 2 beautiful children, and a creator of random art. I’ll get into just the overview of what this blog is about and how it came to be. Growing up I was always a healthy weight, was a gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader. After high school I popped out my two kids and would like to blame life and say it made me gain weight, but let’s be honest, I got lazy. In 2010 I was diagnosed with a fatty liver, only way to reverse it is to live a healthy lifestyle before it gets worse. As expected, I did not get healthy like I should have, I actually gained about 100 pounds in the 10 years since I graduated.

My mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt have all had weight loss surgery, and I began to feel like I was being left behind. At 234 pounds, the heaviest I have ever been, I began to get depressed. I love my life, my husband, and my children, but I did not love me. I was always grumpy, negative, emotional, and it all made me even more lazy. I had zero motivation.

My husband decided one day that he was going to start living positive. He just always seen the positive in everything and just seemed happy all the time. I noticed a huge change, and I wanted that. So I decided I was going to see my doctor and get my options laid out for weight loss. He suggested a few different diets that seemed easy to follow, and they worked a little. I’d lose 10 pounds but gain 15 pounds and I was getting frustrated to say the least. My last visit to the doctor, I got real emotional and finally said I was really thinking about the surgery, because I was not happy with me anymore and I needed a change. My doctor challenged me and said he knew I could do it, as my husband had been telling me too. So that next day November 1, 2018 I decided I was going to get serious.

I cut out junk food, processed food, and we cut out eating out so much. I began to work out everyday for at least 90 minutes a day. It was a slow start, and it took a lot of pushing myself to do it. January 2019 and I am down 40 pounds on my own! It pushes me to be better, and has wanted me to help people find their best versions. I have ways to go still, but my confidence is back, I feel sexy again, and I am just happy. I smile all the time and I only see the positives. 

Together anything can be achieved, you just need the right push to find the best version of you.

This blog will be about positivity, healthy living, struggles, and motivation. I hope you will join me 🙂

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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