I had my Shakeology®shipped to my parents house! By now, most everyone on my friends list knows I have had an ankle problem for the past several years and most know I was ALWAYS the super SKINNY girl-until I had kids. I made excuses over the years for it. (I wrote a blog post about it a while back you can find it on my page One Unique Mom.)
What was shocking was when my doctor told me that I could have another surgery for my ankle but I was 30-35lbs overweight and the surgery may not be as effective because I would be gaining more weight while recovering. I’d be laid up for quiet a while because I would have to have the fused bones broken, reshaped, and essentially put a gasket between the bones.
I have tried quick fixes before. I had done very well while Matt was in Korea the first time. However, I didn’t keep it off because we moved after he returned home. I lost my support group; I lost the fellow wives who were at gym. The post we moved to didn’t have an area for moms to workout so I slowly put the weight on until I messed up my ankle and made more excuses.
Then I connected with Brittany Brown whom I met in Oklahoma. She has an incredible story of gaining her health back. She also lived a similar lifestyle as me: #homeschoolmom and #militarywife. I’ve been a part of her Facebook groups to support others in living healthier and develop healthy habits.
I had watched her journey on Facebook before joining her because I was skeptical of Beachbody. I’d tried the easy fixes before. I tried Country Heat and lost about 10-12 lbs. I gained it back because I made poor eating choices. I came to terms with my choices and decided entails enough. I signed up as a #teambeachbodycoach for the discount on Shakeology and other products. I
Now I’m hooked. I have to get a workout in everyday and I enjoy my Shakeology. I’m down 15lbs, drinking water daily, no longer drinking sodas and energy drinks (a special occasion is okay), I am working out daily, drinking my Shakeology, and I’m connected via Facebook and phone with women who are going through the same challenges that I face. I joined a team of like minded individuals who get the struggle of losing weight, raising a family, and just trying to live the life God intended us to live.
#Beachbody. I decided. I committed. I am succeeding. Thanks Brittany for your support and answering a gazillion messages and helping me overcome my apprehensions.
I will be hosting free groups on Facebook as well later this summer to share with others what I’ve learned and helping others on a journey to health. I don’t want to wait until I get to a certain size before starting. I understand the struggles of food cravings now. I understand stress eating now. I understand the emotional attachment to food now.
I am looking at starting a group closer towards the end of July. (I’ve got to finish my current course and get through my training for our homeschool group for the next school year.) If your interested in joining me, message me or comment below.