I've been on a bit of a health kick lately, and it's actually a really good thing. I've shared a bit of my journey so far, but I really needed a kick in the butt to clean up my diet, get better sleep, and stop stressing over the littlest things. By the way, if you are eating like crap, not sleeping because you think it's cool to be a workaholic insomniac, and stressing about life, you're going to gain weight!!! And then one day, you're going to wake up and wonder how in the hell you let yourself become this horrible, angry, chubby, version of your prior self. And you'll probably feel sorry for yourself for awhile. You'll probably come up with a billion excuses about how you work hard, you have a career that is demanding, you're the mom that does everything for your kids, and you just don't have time for your health, wellness and happiness. It's all a bunch of crap. I'm just being real with you. I'm being real with me, too. Because that really was me. I was finding myself sinking into a horrible state of depression and I was getting fatter. I was miserable. Listen, I'm not here to say I was getting fat for sympathy. I was literally not fitting into my clothes anymore and I just felt sluggish. As someone who has been active her entire life, feeling tired just walking around up and down stairs was not something I was going to accept. I instantly changed my lifestyle and my diet. In less than a month I've lost 21 pounds. I've got 59 pounds to go to get to my goal! So, I do hope you'll stick around and help me stay accountable. I hired a coach and I have to submit my weight to her every Friday by noon. A part of me is embarrassed that I have to do this, but the other part of me is thankful and I know it holds me accountable. Here's the best part... I'm paying that coach, so you better bet my butt is going to stick with this eating plan because it's my hard earned money going down the drain if I don't. But let's talk about more than weight today because that's why I'm really here. Let's talk about LIVING CLEAN
To me, living clean means I'm making the best choices for my mind + body + environment. I'm on a journey to get healthy from the inside out & hoping I can inspire others along the way.
I've been a huge fan of brands for years that promote clean living, toxic-free brands. I appreciate knowing that I am using products and brands that are environmentally conscious, care about people over products, and use the best sourced ingredients. I love beauty products but not at the expense of my health. I created a new Instagram page that will follow my journey to health. I didn't want my other profile to be so focused on health that it scared away my friends, business contacts, etc. So, if you are interested in health, wellness, living clean, and all that good stuff, join me new Instagram page...this is also the place where I'll actually be posting those dreaded before & afters, products I'm using, and food pics. I'm hoping to sprinkle the page with some motivation and inspiration as well, because let's just be honest, when you're in the right mindset and focused on your goals, it's easy to see quotes and inspirational posts online that have you playing the Rocky soundtrack in your head and thinking you can conquer the world! Thank you for your support, words of encouragement and positivity! It means the world to me, really!