#TransformationTuesday: Girl!!! Get It Together!!!

Confession…I’ve let myself go.  I know exactly when it happened too.  Approximately 4 years ago.  For the most part, I’ve always been pretty active.  Whether running, kickboxing, or dancing, I have remained in decent shape most of my life.  Four years ago, I injured my back and it went downhill from there.  I was on medications, going to physical therapy three times a week and feeling weak.   After I healed from my injury, I tried to work out again. I signed up for CrossFit. That wasn’t the best idea as I’m prone to injuring my back again.  In typical fashion, I didn’t ease back into working out, I jumped right to the most aggressive and intense of workouts and quit shortly after.  Failing didn’t help my self-confidence.  I tend to love “aggressive” workouts; Insanity, Kickboxing, MMA, Boxing etc.  Those types of workouts make me feel strong mentally, so not being able to keep up in CrossFit was discouraging and I quit. I think I shut down after that.  I just stopped thinking about my health.  I ate on the go and sporadically, not paying attention to how much fast food or junk food I was consuming.     I knew I was gaining weight but I thought as long as I hid it, I could stay in denial.   This year, I started to notice my clothes weren’t fitting the way they used to.  I started to purchase body slimmer’s to hide the roll that was my stomach and started wearing clothing that was more loose.  I saw it happening right before my eyes.  I was gaining weight, eating horribly and I am feeling it. I can see it in my face.   Over the past 4 years, I’ve gained 30lbs and now I’m at my heaviest weight ever.  Now, most would look at me and say, “You aren’t overweight” and that may be true according to certain standards but I know I don’t like my weight right now.  It’s not me.  It’s not my best self.  It’s personal for me.  It’s time for me to “Get it together”. 

Poor eating habits and lack of exercise are contributing to my exhaustion.  My life is busy.  I’m all over the place and I need the energy to do it all.  It’s time to make some serious changes to my eating habits and get off my butt and MOVE!  

30 days to create a habit but 90 days to create a lifestyle

I’m looking to make a lifestyle change.  Over the next 3 months, I’ll take you on this journey with me. Each Tuesday, I’ll share my progress and tips about eating better, working out and how to find the time to plan and organize accordingly. (Full Disclosure right? YIKES!)   I’ll be the first to admit, lack of time, is my number one reason for procrastinating.  I’m a busy mom with a full schedule. Making time to meal prep, shop, workout is a daunting task. Thankfully, I will not be on this journey alone.  I will have some of my favorite fitness and food bloggers joining me on my website to help me on this journey!  They will share tips and tools for us to change our lifestyle and become healthier and more energetic over the next 90 days!

How does that sound? Free meal planning guides, shopping list, workout tips and planners to help us stay on track!

I hope you join me on this challenge! This challenge is less about losing weight (although I would like to drop a few) and more about living and feeling better.   I think it’s important to have accountability partners who support and encourage one another!   So, if you are ready to make some healthy lifestyle changes,  I encourage you to join us.  Subscribe to the newsletter.  Subscribers will receive additional resources weekly as we begin this journey!  Girl!!! IT’S TIME TO GET IT TOGETHER!

What are your goals for the next 90 days! Let me know!

Until next time,

Take care of yourselves and one another

D. Sanders