When I started to write this post I was so excited! I wanted it to be the most motivating, inspiring and amazzzzzing New Year’s get-off-your-a$$-get-moving blog in the entire universe! I hoped someone read it and jumped up from their seat with excitement and thought to themselves “YES!” “I CAN DO IT!!!” I hoped they even heard “Eye of the Tiger” playing in their head…………..but then I said F*CK IT!
I’ve grown so sick and tired of dealing with people not being genuine. The one thing I can appreciate from anyone is truth! So please, don’t avoid me or insult my intelligence by giving me some B.S. line. Just tell me how it is. I feel like the best motivation I can give someone right now is a heavy dose of TOUGH LOVE! So, if it’s a body transformation/weight loss goal you’re looking to make a resolution in 2015, then I’m here to tell you that it’s going to be TOUGH! Like, really freaking tough! Regardless of the shape you’re in. You’ll have days you HATE working out and you’d rather die than keep going. You’ll have days where YOU might just want to say F*CK it! But this ain’t about your comfort zone honey! No one ever lived out their dreams by staying in their comfort zone. This is weight loss remember! Not rocket science! Remember that fat loss is a simple equation of calories in vs. calories out. You’re not Frosty the Snowman, you don’t defy the laws of physics. YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM TO FOOD! YOU MAKE CHOICES! You can’t be a victim to something that lies lifeless on a plate or in a vending machine. Sure you’ve tried and failed at it a thousand times. SO WHAT!!! That’s not a reason to give up and quit trying. People will judge you, criticize you, and remind you of your past failures. IGNORE THEM! Remember that anything worth having isn’t going to come easy. Be more interested in the long term gain rather than the short term value. Stop looking for the quick fix, magic pill or the easy way out! I can guarantee you it will be tough, but I can also guarantee it will get easier the longer you do it. (except push-ups, those still aren’t easy for me) But will it be worth it? ABSOLUTELY!!! Don’t accept mediocrity. Silence the negative voices in your head that tell you that you’re anything but perfect. You are wonderfully made and fully equipped to succeed. Your body is a well oiled machine and capable of doing far more than you even realize. So stop letting your fears, insecurities, regrets, and past defeats keep you from living your life to the fullest.
Where do I get off telling you this? Well, they way I look now is the result of HARD WORK, not “good genetics”. I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into my body transformation. I remember the exact moment I made the choice to change my life. I was crying on the floor in my closet, I was so angry and fed up with not losing weight, not being strong enough to hang up my daughter’s jogging stroller, not liking the way I looked in clothes, having an entire wardrobe of clothes that I couldn’t wear. I had been going through the motions and wanting it to be easy. Instead I wanted to live a life full of passion and pursue EVERYTHING in my life with that same passion. So I did, PERIOD! I made a choice to change and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life! Why? Because I NEVER, EVER want to look back and wonder “what if?” What if I had given it my all. Refuse to live a life of regret.
I’ve included a few pictures from this years competitions that make me proud of myself. No I didn’t bring home a trophy
or a pro card, I still needed to remind myself of all that I accomplished in 2014.
If it’s a weight loss/body transformation you’re looking to commit to in 2015, don’t hesitate or be afraid to ask me for help. Helping others was the whole reason I started this blog and I spend hours typing out these posts to publish….all in the hopes that it will help someone.
Side note: the skinny bitch title is very tongue in cheek. It’s sort of the antithesis of what I actually am. Please don’t call me skinny and I am not a bitch, even if I sport the resting bitch face on occasion. I am actually a very nice person 🙂
Happy 2015 everyone and live it with passion!
Stay crazy, healthy & happy! 😉