I’ve always had a weird relationship with food. Eat when I’m hungry, eat when I’m bored, eat when I’m sad, eat when I’m broke, eat when I am nervous…basically eat all of the time. Luckily, I had my metabolism on my side and stayed relatively thin throughout my years. Then I hit 25, and my metabolism was pretty much telling me to pound sand. I tried going to the gym and eating better at that point, but nothing stuck. A year later, I decided to get braces. Now, if you’ve had braces, you’ll know that ALL OF THE GOOD (BAD) FOOD YOU CAN’T EAT. Getting through pizza, or a sub from Jimmy John’s became as difficult as walking, chewing gum, and rubbing your head at the same time. So for two years, I was having the “best diet ever” because I was limited on what I could eat. You can only imagine that when the braces came off, the gloves came off, and I ate EVERYTHING in sight. Burgers, pizza, subs, bread, bread, and more bread. It was a beautiful thing until I got on the scale and realized that in 3 months I had managed to put on 15 pounds. Ooops?
Once I realized that I needed to stop my ways, I started exercising here and there, but never really committed. I started eating better, but that would last all of a day and I would go back to the bag of potato chips that I had picked up a CVS on my lunch break. It was becoming a really vicious circle. I was getting embarrassed. So much so, that I wouldn’t even change in front of my husband. You know it’s bad when you don’t feel good enough in your skin to let it all hang out in front of your husband.
Back in January, a girlfriend of mine started her fitness journey, and was posting about it on Facebook. Like the creep that I am, I silently watched as she shed her pounds and became more healthy. All the while getting kind of jealous that she was making these awesome strides at her health, and I was not able to zip up my pants anymore.
Yeah…something HAD to change.
Finally, I put my big girl panties on and talked to her about it. She told me ALL about how she was doing it, and asked me what I was hoping to accomplish. You know what we did? We came up with a game plan! Finally, something structured that I could work at continuously, and be held accountable! Because that’s what I needed. I easily could give up on myself, but having other people involved meant that they wouldn’t give up on me as easily.
That plan was the 21 Day Fix. It’s all about eating clean, and portion control. It’s truly not a diet, but a way to change your life! The whole plan is fool proof. Eat the meal plan, drink Shakeology once a day, work out every day for 30 minutes, and lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days.
Really? That’s it. Why the hell didn’t I message her on day 1 of me feeling horrible about myself?
So, I did it. I TOOK THE PLUNGE. And I have to say, it was the BEST decision I’ve ever made. The 21 days flew by, the eating plan was GREAT, and I was SO happy with my results. Now, I’ve actually learned the proper foods to eat to make me feel better. I can honestly say that I have more energy than ever, and love my body and how it’s changing.
YOU CAN LOVE YOUR BODY TOO!
If you want more information about the program, please do not hesitate to ask! You can comment below, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll happily talk to your ear off and tell you everything you need to know. I feel so strongly about this program, and how it can change everyone’s life.