My last post was pretty depressing, I know. But it was also very honest. Sometimes we really get down and we just need an outlet, to get those feelings away from ourselves. I’m glad I have this blog for that.
About two days after that post, my Beachbody coach (Beachbody is the company that makes Shakeology, and when you order one of their products, you are automatically assigned a coach) tried to connect with me again. She tried after I bought the Shakeo but I didn’t really respond. This time, as I was feeling so down on myself, instead of shaking her off and pretending to be okay, I told her the truth. And you know what? Since then I’ve lost 8.1 pounds. Is it worth a gold medal? Maybe not, but it’s still a small victory worth celebrating. Every single ounce is.
She motivated me so much that I became a coach myself. All it’s really done so far is to pay for my Shakeo (at $130 for a months supply, I don’t mind that). I got my brother and mom drinking it too. Mom has only lost 3 pounds, but my brother has lost 16. I’m proud of both of them.
I think I’d like to get more into this. Helping others, and helping myself at the same time. I like it. I can relate to those people who are trying to get healthier, because I’m doing the exact same thing.
We don’t need people to make us feel bad about enjoying some Oreos every once in a while. We need someone to tell us it’s okay to slip, just don’t give up. Stand back up and keep running. You can do it. I love my Facebook challenge group that I joined through my coach. We share recipes, and workouts, and just motivation in general. I feel proud when I get to tell them I’ve lost another pound or two.
And the workouts…I’ve been doing PiYo, which is great because I can do it here at home without braving the cold or taking a long drive. I feel stronger and so much happier.
I’m so glad I didn’t give up.
If anyone is interested in Beachbody products, let me know. I’d love to be your coach, or just a buddy to share recipes and workout ideas!