#rockthatresolution

IMG_7374How many of you have a weight loss or health resolution for 2017?

Have you started working on it yet?  Or are you still waiting for the right “time”?

So it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted last.

I’ve got so much stuff going on that sometimes I don’t even know where to begin.  I have super long days, short days, tiring days….you name it.  I wake up almost every day around 4:30 am and I hope to get in bed by midnight.

Crazy, huh?  (btw – the crazy days haven’t helped my dating life at all)

Which brings me to resolutions.  I usually never make them.

Ever.

I feel like it’s a total waste of time if I’m not going to follow through.

To put all of that extra pressure on myself and not get to the finish line?

Totally not worth it.

But since it’s Transformation Tuesday, I figured I’d give tslers an inside glimpse into one of my 2017 resolutions, (yes, I’ve made a few this year)

Let’s talk weight loss……ugh!!!

Backstory: When I was younger (middle/high school) I always had body image issues.  Not because I was overweight, but because I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin.  I was taller than the other girls and some of the boys in my class.  My skin tone was a lot lighter than it is now.  I hated it so much that I used to sit in the sun for hours at the beach and “tan”.

Don’t get me wrong, I really did have a great childhood.  I had tons of friends.  Did some modeling, acting and singing.  Always had a boyfriend.  My parents loved me.  I had a great family.  I basically grew up happy.

Junior year of college, I got pregnant, married and gained 50 pounds.  Yesss….50.  Fast forward seven years and I had baby #2 and gained another 30.  I did manage to lose half of the original weight after baby number 1.  But being a Mom, working full-time, going to school and staying in a marriage that wasn’t the best would definitely take a toll on anyone.

So during this time, my Dad got sick (cancer), my marriage was a hot mess, and I had two kids….

No, I didn’t turn to food.  But I stopped doing all the things I was doing before: eating healthy & working out.

My Dad died, I was pregnant with baby number 3 shortly after, and I had decided to end my marriage.  This time though, I wasn’t gaining any weight because  I couldn’t get through the day to day.  Baby number 3 was born eight weeks early (I almost didn’t make it) and now my reality was that of single mom with three kids under the age ten.  So I put myself on the back burner and focused all of my energy on taking care of the kiddos.

Fast forward to today.  I went back to an old career that I never thought I would be able to do again.  Love it.  I stopped making excuses for other people.  I stopped making excuses for myself as well.  I found  a workout program that I could do in 30 minutes a day (21 Day Fix). And I fell in love with the idea of helping others make their weight loss goals come true.  I’ve always loved helping others and becoming a BeachBody coach has allowed me to do just that.

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Weight loss resolutions don’t always have to be about a number on the scale.  For me, it’s about helping as many people as I can.  Helping others has always been my calling.

So what are you waiting for? Ready to rock that resolution?  If I can help, click the link and reach out.  I promise I’ll respond.

xo ~ D

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