Before having my kids I was on a wellness journey, though I didn’t know it at the time. I maintained a steady weight for the most part and worked out regularly but with no goal in mind. Thinking back on that time, I never once wondered what I was putting into my body. Though I did proactively feed myself mentally and spiritually by reading.
Since having my kids I have struggled daily and sometimes minute by minute to reclaim my body, my health and my self-confidence. I use the term WELLNESS instead of fitness or weight-loss when describing my journey because it is so much more than losing weight or being a certain size. It is about taking care of of the mind, soul and body. It’s about watching what is fed into your soul just as much as watch what you put into your body or what you allow yourself to think about.
When I first started my wellness journey I didn’t realize that it was going to take a lot of effort on my part. I didn’t realize there was more to my health than just wanting. It’s easy to put an hour in the gym but what are you going to do with the other 23 hours. You have to need it. You have to believe it and you have to focus your intention on what exactly it is that you want. To help you focus your intentions it helps to clear your space.
It is so important to clear your space of junk. This doesn’t just mean get rid of those chocolate chip cookies in the cabinet. This also goes for social media and things like it. Follow accounts that encourage you to reach your goals. Not those accounts that are showing moist chocolate or those that or showing unattainable “body goals”. Don’t hesitate to remove anything that doesn’t speak to the energy you are trying to create. Anything less would be to set your self up for triggers and make things harder. Don’t drive by that Starbucks you like to frequent on your way home if it’s going to make it hard for you to stay on track and reach your goal. After all, the point is to reach your goals.
During this time I have lost over 25 pounds, and between 5-6 inches off of my waist. And I’m not done yet. My hope is to eventually help others on their road to looking good, but more importantly feeling good. When you take on an endeavor of becoming a healthier version of your self it is so important to not just focus on what a scale says. Measure your progress by how well you are managing life, how good you feel mentally as well as physically. How does your soul feel?