My favorite question and comment I get these days is, “Debbie, what are you doing to look so great?…You lost so much weight and you shine”! I smile and make sure to remember, in the back of my mind, where I started from. I don’t only mean the number of pounds or inches; rather, I mean the entire, whole me. You see my transformation started about weight and then became much much more. My mindset, my body, and my spirit all changed. In this article, I will share with you what started it all! Remember to follow my blog for more articles that share my experience with others in the hope that they find the insight and motivation to take action in their own self empowerment and a better life.
It all started when I took a real, ugly, hard look at myself. Simply, I had a get real session with me! I was in a position that I could no longer deny that I was a big, hot, mess! Now this did not happen all at once. It really happened over a period of a couple years. First, I found myself weighing 280 pounds. All I could think was, “that is too damn close to 300”. I made slight changes in what and how I ate and over a year I lost about 15 pounds. I forced myself to look at myself, nude, in the mirror (i avoided mirrors like the plague). Second, I felt horrible. I was physically exhausted all the time, had aches/pains all over, and felt literally like I was on the road to my grave. I experienced severe headaches often and could not walk the flight of stairs in my house without being out of breath. Honestly, I was dying a very slow death. My years of yo-yo dieting, poor eating habits, and severe lack of exercise caught up with me at 50. At age 30 or 40 I could live in denial because I could do everything wrong and my body could hold a defense to my evil habits. Basically, my own health and mortality starred me in the face and I knew where I was headed. The destination was heart attack alley, stroke lane, and highway diabetes. Basically, the future held a very very bleak, poor quality of life for me, if I continued doing the same things.
In conclusion, I was forced to take a transparent look at where I was, what I was, and where I was going. I was forced to look in the mirror and see that I was in a poor state of health in every way possible. I knew I had to take action. I decided to attack fixing my current state at that time from every way possible. Below are the actions I took:
- I decided to find a coaching team that focused on helping people make a life change. I did not want a quick, fake “fix it” scheme. I wanted to gain support in nutrition and physical fitness. I also committed to put my money where my mouth was. I stated to myself, “Debbie, I will pay whatever it costs….whatever!”
- I decided that my body was toxic (I read and research a lot). I committed to eating only whole foods that I could identify in their natural state (not all mixed in and hidden with sauces and stuff) and not eat anything that has ingredients I can’t identify/say.
- I decided to treat my body with natural products only (remember I read and research a lot). I found DoTerra Essential Oils and I stopped using all medications ( I used Tylenol a lot, cold medications when I would get a cold, and prescribed medication for anxiety and depression ( I am not telling anyone to go off their doctor prescribed medications. Consult your doctor if you seek to be medication free). Currently, I am on a regimen of completely plant-based, natural, pure supplements/essential oils and I only use organic/grass fed/natural BCAAA’s and protein powder. I use some products daily for preventative purposes, some products on a schedule, and some when I feel illness setting in (such as a cold).
- I decided to commit to daily, routine devotions. I acknowledged that I need the One God of all the worlds with me on my road to a totally well me.
What can you do? Sit down in a quiet place and ask yourself, ” Am I at my top potential mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually?” Ask yourself, “What are my goals for me and my life?” And, last ask yourself, “Am I really truly happy, comfortable, and at peace with yourself and where you are in your life right now? After you do that and take an honest look at you take the first action step and reach out to me and let’s talk about your transformation.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will schedule you for your free transformation consultation session. You are not alone!
You are worth it!