I.HATE.DIETING. No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it, and honestly…I’m DONE dieting!
That hatred probably stems from me constantly trying some kind of new diet that promised to help me drop 100 pounds in 2 days since I was 12! Ok, ok, I’m totally exaggerating. I’ve never tried a diet that promised to help me lose THAT much weight, in that short amount of time. But, I HAVE been dieting since before I hit puberty. Here’s a list of ALL the diets I’ve tried…
– Atkins Diet (a carb lover’s actual nightmare.)
– Weight Watchers (I’m not good at sports, so the whole point system was infuriating!)
– Jenny Craig (No microwave. No eating.)
– HCG Diet (this one is nuts. I lost a TON, but it screwed up my metabolism even MORE!)
I started working for IdealShape over a year ago, and was instantly drawn to their core mission, to transform and improve lives. That’s what I want. Not just for me, but for everyone I care about, and for anyone who settled for just being the shape they were “destined” to be.
I Didn’t Believe I Could Change.
The problem is that while I was inspired and motivated by other real and incredible IdealShape successful transformation stories, I didn’t accept that I, myself, needed to make any kind of real change, and to be honest…food and exercise has always scared and intimidated me.
Over the last few years I accepted my fate. Born to forever battle my genetics and poor metabolism, or just rebel all together and suffer the consequences…aka stop dieting and just be overweight as a result. But, guess what? I’m DONE giving into that kind of thinking!
I’ve come to realize that losing weight is a SERIOUS mind game, one in which I’ve consistently come out a loser. (and not the good kind of loser who loses weight, mind you.)
I’m only 5’2”, so once I hit over 200 pounds, I had reached a new level of discomfort and frustration that I couldn’t handle anymore. That’s when I KNEW I needed help. I reached out to Trainer Kami and asked if she could help me, and if she agreed, I would let my story play out on social media in return. #NoPressure
I’m No Expert…But I’m Willing to Learn.
My biggest problem is that I’m not educated. I never really have been. If it tastes good…it’s a winner. I stayed away from the gym because I have no CLUE what I’m doing, so why try? Not the best way to get the results you want, right? So, more than anything I’m wanting to LEARN and keep these healthy habits going for a long time!
The crazy thing is now that I’ve started my journey, I’m not even using anything that wasn’t already available to me, and available to everyone!
Literally, the SAME plan I’m Using is FREE for Everyone
I’m using the meal plans and the workouts from the free 15 Day IdealShape For Life Challenge, I’m also using recipes from the IdealPlan. (Which rule by the way, because if I can eat healthy food that doesn’t taste “healthy,” I’m in!) I’ve been using IdealShape products that I had already purchased on my own. (Mint Chocolate Chip IdealShake is a serious game changer!) But, I had to be ready. I wasn’t ready to make the commitment before and that’s the difference.