Day 1. My life changed January 4, 2016. In the months leading up to this day, I found myself about to turn 40. I had accomplished a few things on my list of goals. I did not have health and fitness on that list. In my mind, I am sure I wanted to be more fit and healthy. I never made it a priority. I fully embraced plus size, I was comfortable in my skin and who I was, but a part was missing in the best-me-I-can-be. I went to the doctor for a check-up and as we were ending the visit, I felt the push to ask about nutrition and weight loss. Of course, the doctor was on board but I didn’t know where to start. On the morning of January 4, I woke up thinking about a new start. I was adamant I didn’t want to be a part of the new year resolution-ist who flood the gym, eat healthy for 2 months and fall into the same rut. I was REALLY ready for a change. I hopped on Facebook and one of the first things on my timeline was a flyer for Fit Mind Fit Body 12 week program with Mindful Bodies starting that evening, January 4. I keep going back to that date because when something drastic, wonderful, tragic or sad happens, you always remember that day. I sent an email to Shawnta Wright before 6 am asking if it was too late to join and what I needed to do to get there. From that point forward, it has been a wonderful date to remember. I walked in almost in a daze that evening. I had never attempted weight loss. I didn’t know what to expect. I was scared of failure. I was scared of the changes and sacrifices that I knew would come. Yet, I knew I had to do something different. At 340 pounds, I felt fine but I could barely walk and talk at the same time. I needed an extender belt on the plane when I traveled. I dreaded being offered a booth at the restaurant for fear I wouldn’t fit. I was wearing a size 22/24 and recently had to buy a size 26 jeans because the others were too tight. That was the straw for me. There have been many wonderful, new, exciting and fearful moments since that day. Feel free to check back and follow my progress. More importantly, take that step to join me on this journey. I will forever be grateful to Mindful Bodies staff and Shawnta Wright for being a part of this change.
Written by PurplePearls