Guess what!? I made it to day 21! I can't believe it's been 21 days already, it doesn't even seem possible.
First of all, I'm sorry I haven't been posting every single day. If you're friends with me on Facebook, I've tried to share an update or gym post each day. I've been busy working hard on this new lifestyle!
I feel amazing, seriously, better then I've ever felt. I have energy, I have drive, I have passion. I'm determined!
I also feel like I've went through an emotional roller coaster the last 10 days. My sugar cravings are gone, my junk food cravings are also gone. There are days I get really, really frustrated that I'm not ripped and fit looking already. "Oh my gosh, I'm working my butt off and I can't even tell". It's such a mental game. I'm 110% in it.
Today, I had an amazing thing happen. First, I put on a pencil skirt! For me, that's huge. I don't wear pencil skirts...they make my love handles show and they don't fit my shape. But guess what, that's not true! I put it on and it didn't look half bad. Then, I got to work and one of my coworkers (a guy) said "Dara, have you lost weight?" I almost screamed out loud! Yes, yes I have!
Sometimes, you have to celebrate the little victories! My body is changing. I can see it now.
The weekend was a true test of my will power and discipline. I went back to Kansas to celebrate Christmas with my family. As soon as I walked in the door, there were cinnamon rolls on the table. The next day, there was a trip to Braum's, homemade meatballs, cheesy potatoes and more! There was a trip to the chocolate shop to get fudge and treats. A trip to my favorite coffee shop. All of the things I love so much and somehow, I DIDN"T EAT ANY OF THEM! I stuck to my diet and even made a trip to the store to make sure I had the groceries I needed to stay on my meal plan.
I feel mental fire coming on. A good mental fire. My mind is right and it's helping me in every aspect of my life. This new lifestyle change is changing me and it's for the better. If you've been considering a lifestyle change, stop considering and start doing. Life is too short to feel down, sluggish, ugly, unimportant, worthless. You owe it to yourself to get your mind and body right.
If you're ever interested in talking with my coach, Tiffany, I'd love to connect you! If I can ever provide you with any extra motivation or inspiration, I'd love to!
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