I have so much to share in these monthly newsletters… However, I thought I’d start at the beginning… My story.
I have always been extremely interested in health and nutrition. I was using flaxseeds before flaxseeds were cool.
However, I was overweight, riddled with anxiety, exhausted, and there wasn’t such thing as too much ice cream. I spent years trapped in binge eating, sugar addiction and low self-esteem, which was topped off with too much booze to mask all the shame. I was the gal who would want to leave a date early because I was craving sugar, but didn’t want to look like a fat a** (yes, I was a closet sugar addict). I developed crazy anxiety, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and had such bad hormone imbalances that at one point my progesterone levels were that of a 9-year old boy.
However, I couldn’t admit to myself I had a problem. I was in denial that I had become out of shape, so every intense workout program “wasn’t for me”. I was in denial I had an eating disorder, so every nutrition program or veggie-filled recipe was “just too strict and not attainable”.
Since starting on my Beachbody journey, I have found the beauty in balance. I balanced out my diet where I finally foundsatiety. I incorporated daily superfoods where I found increased energy, better digestion, reduced cravings and clearer skin. I balanced out my workout routine and found a clear head and reduced stress from 20-60 minute at-home workouts and physical rest and
recovery when I needed it. I found a calm confidence that I was finally on a healing journey, and knew I was forming lasting habits that would take me through the natural ups and downs of progress. I found a world where I got out of the habit of:
- Thinking I wasn’t good enough
- Thinking I wasn’t deserving
- Using fear to stay stuck
- Thinking there is no point, its too late
Habits are far more than physical actions. Habits can show up in our beliefs…
Our thoughts become our behaviors; Our behaviors become our beliefs; Our beliefs become our identity.
Cheers to becoming our best selves through fitness, nutrition, and lifting that glass ceiling that has been holding us back from releasing our true potential.