Gratitude. As I sit here and reflect on the whirlwind weekend I just had, I am so deeply grateful. I struggled for years with excess weight. I have been to doctors and talked to nutritionists. I have tried spinning classes, over 2 dozen triathlons, pilates, Crossfit and various diets. Then, one day, I walked into a dance class where a woman was talking about her Bikini Transformation team. Curious, I went home and started Googling.
As I sat there reading about Bonnie Lefrak and The Fitness Asylum, I had a lot of doubt in my head, but with 30 pounds of excess weight, what did I have to loose other than said 30 pounds? So, I dove in. Little did I know that not only would I transform my body, but I transformed my life.
People ask, how can I be on such a restrictive meal plan? But, I don’t look at it that way. I look at the program as something I am choosing. I am choosing what I am going to put into my body. I am choosing health and fitness, and I am choosing to leave those extra pounds behind me. I am not in the frame of mind where I “can’t” have something, but, rather, I am in the frame of mind where I just don’t eat doughnuts or muffins or bagels with cream cheese. They are not for me because I choose something else that makes me feel better, clears my skin, rids me of eczema and puts a little extra confidence in my stride. I am a happier person.
I am a better mom and wife. And, I know I can keep going and there is always room to be better, so that is what I choose. I am grateful I found the path that works for me, and that this program has a tribe of people that are right there with me.