I’m a sucker for a feel good inspirational story. I fall hook line and sinker for anything “transformation” and “amazing results” that you find on t.v. or social media. Want to see amazing makeovers done to members in the studio audience? SURE! Want to watch someone start at 300 lbs and end up at 150 lbs? SURE! Want to see your favorite celebrity as a baby? SURE!
Okay, you get the picture.
I love a good story. I love seeing people improve. I love knowing that change is possible. Today I decided I would share a bit of my own transformation story.
From Jan. 10 to Feb. 21 (just a little more than two months)
– 8 lbs lost (This is 25 lbs less than what I weighed in college & 10 lbs less than my wedding day!)
-3.5 inches around the waist (bye bye pregnant pooch)
-Tone and definition in the arms and legs (muscles baby!)
Here is my “as seen on t.v.” results photo:
My “skinny day jeans” have become my everyday jeans. My afternoon crash times when my babies nap have been replaced with energy to accomplish other tasks. My desire for all things carb & chocolate has faded (not gone completely, let’s not get crazy) and has been replaced with a desire for foods that fuel.
Over the past 2 months I have made commitments and accepted challenges I never thought possible. I have tried exercises and prepared meals that “super healthy, super organized, super strong, super ____ (insert all things I am not)” people do.
I have seen my kids and husband take note of what I am doing and encourage me and join me in the process! And I have thought of you.
I have thought of the college girl who is crazy busy and hasn’t had a green vegetable in months and wonders why she feels so crummy.
I have thought of the bride to be who just wants to feel confident and the best she can be on her special day.
I have thought of the young mom who is tired of being tired.
I have thought of the mom to teenagers who wants to be able to keep up with her kids.
I have thought of the grandmother who has her best years ahead and so much to pour into those around her.
The weight loss has been great. The skinny jean days are super fun. But the care I am giving to my body, the temple the Lord has given me and CALLED me to care for, has brought conviction. It has brought a desire to help others who have just felt “stuck” or “not capable” for a long time.
I struggle to think of how to end this post because I want you to know this is not a sales pitch. Instead it is my way of saying I am in the process of transforming…would you celebrate a bit with me today?
And also, would you join me?
March 6th I will start a challenge group for like minded ladies (all online). We will commit to fitness, nutrition, and spiritual growth. We will do it together. Shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or fb message if you’d like more information.
I want to share your transformation story here soon!
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done…by