A leap of faith….

So it’s been a busy few days. Beween work and and life in general I feel like it’s been go go go. I don’t mind. It’s Saturday and I am relaxing at home, there was a time when I would have thought this was really lame but not anymore. I guess this means I am an adult now.

I am pleased to say that my feet are finally feeling better. Thank God, I can deal with a lot of aches and pains but when my feet hurt it’s hard to focus on anything. Thursday I ran after lunch, I am not really sure why I thought this was a good plan. Good God it was hot. I work in a windowless room and typically once I am in there I don’t leave till until I am done for the day.

I had plans to run between 5-6 miles, which were quickly readjusted when I walked out the door. It was about 80 degrees and lots of sunshine. Plus humidity. Ugh. At least I got to work on my awesome tan lines. I ran down towards Penn’s Landing and checked out the status of switching the ice skating rink to a roller skating rink. It’s coming along nicely, I can’t wait to go roller skating! I ended up only running 4.5 miles but I figured a good 4.5 was better than a crappy 6.

  
In other news, I have officially signed up as a Beachbody coach. I am so excited and slightly overwhelmed. I can’t wait to start helping people begin make the life changing choice to start getting healthy. When I made the decision to order 21 Day Fix I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. I just knew I needed a change. Turns out that decision was life changing. I will never go back to eating and living the way I did. I had a very love/hate relationship with food. I could be obsessive and count calories and restrict how I ate to the extreme. I would have days where I would weigh myself repeatedly and the slightest change would push me into a downward spiral. I loved working out, but when I look back I don’t know how I was able to  maintain such a rigorous workout routine and eat the way I did. I was a sugar junkie and would eat bag upon bag of candy. Don’t even get me started on the wine and cheese. I thought that working out the way I did, running 40-50 miles a week gave me free reign to eat whatever I wanted. Don’t get me wrong, I did make some healthy choices. I cut out red meat and ice cream but I’d eat a chunk of cheese with a large glass of wine. Every. Night. Deep down I knew that it wasn’t healthy and I knew what I needed to do to get back in shape. I just didn’t like the idea of it. Mainly because I had it in my head that eating healthy meant starving myself. In the past I have done inch loss contests which involved someone monitoring every single meal I ate and eating salads for lunch and dinner. It sucked, on several levels. I hated feeling that restriced and even more so I hated having to report in to someone every morsel of food I had. Only to be judged by the choices I made. I lost inches and weight, but in some ways that contest only reinforced the negative habits I was already familiar with. 

  
Thankfully that has all changed for me. I no longer feel the need to weigh myself every day. I make healthy eating decisions. Which are made so easy with 21 Day Fix. Add to that the Shakeology and it’s a winning combination for me. I think the best part is how it’s no longer just a physical change for me, I can tell that I have changed mentally and emotionally. I feel the need to tell everyone I meet about my journey and how something as simple as a workout DVD and some containers has changed me. My mom has begun her own journey with 21 Day Fix and I can’t wait to see how she progresses. I’m grateful that I will be there to help her along the way and pull from my experience to help her if she struggles or has questions. I will be starting 21 Day Fix Extreme on Monday and can’t wait to start and to share my experience with people. 

I feel like this is the beginning of a new chapter in my life and hope to share it with as many people as I can! Below are the links to my pages if you’re curious just want to see what there is to offer!!
Beachbody Coach  Shakeology  Ultimate Reset

Until next time!!!

Danielle 

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