Yes here I am…this is me!! Today I start on the journey of a lifetime….yes lifetime!! I know you are saying oh my gosh she is like forty-something and she is beginning on the journey of a lifetime??? Yes I am!!
All my life I feel like I have been playing catch up and feeling like if I just do it faster, better, more efficient that I will impress the right person and I will get my break. Well I finally realized that it is not about doing faster or better and I do not have to impress anyone…anyone that is except me!!
Let me add a bit of history here so that you can understand why I am saying this. All my life I have been the shy one, the one who stood back, never wanted the spotlight. I certainly was always picked last in gym class and nothing has ever come easy to me. Now not that I haven’t accomplished things in my life, I certainly have!! I have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and I have raised a beautiful, smart, talented young lady who is my daughter and will be going off to college this fall. But none of these things came easy to me, nothing was ever handed to me and I have worked my butt off for everything I have. I have an ability to figure things out, I can read books and learn how to do things like rewiring the house or changing out the rotten pipes under the sink…yes I have actually done these things. But the one thing I can’t figure out and the one thing I struggle with today and every day is my weight. There I said it. I am overweight. I have been overweight all my life. As a child i was referred to by my mother as being “chubby” and she blamed it on the fact that I had allergies. When I was a teenager I was active, I loved to swim and I was a lifeguard and a swim instructor but I was still overweight and I was told I was “big boned”. When I was in my twenties and in nursing school after my first divorce I still struggle with my weight and then I was “stressed”. Well I am here to report that I am now in my forties and in the last 5 years I have worked out on my own and with a trainer, I have taught Jazzercise, I have trained for and run a half marathon, Warrior Dash, Dirty Girl and the Danskin Triathlon…and inspite of all of this, I am still overweight.
So I ask you what is it that keeps me overweight or as the doctor refers to it…obese. That is what I am here to find out. This is why today is a new day because today I am moving forward. I am putting all the things that bother me, irritate me and just plain piss me off behind me. This blog is my way of wiping the slate clean, starting fresh and moving forward. I plan to lay my heart and soul out on the line here to find “me”.
So how do I begin. Well I owe my new start to a wonderful gal that I met online right after the new year. Her post came up on a friend’s Facebook page and I liked what she had to say, so I started following her page: I am bringing skinny back. Let me tell you what has happened since I started following her. We have become friends and she has inspired me to look for my rainbow in my life. She encouraged me to become a health coach because I have a background in nursing and in fitness. So here I am.
I know that I can do this and I know I can get this weight off. I hope you will follow me and watch me transform. Please feel free to join me in this if you like. I will post recipes and challenges along the way and just let me know if you are trying any of them!!
I am a Fitlife Certified Coach and today is a brand new day!!