It’s been 4 weeks since I started my journey, and what an adventure it’s been! Only a month ago, I was a fat blob, one that struggled to climb stairs; who put off walking, who struggled to breathe, have sex, get off trams, fit in cars, fit in airplane seats, run, hike, plus much more. I was the excuse queen – to the point where I bought my own bullshit. All for what? 15 mins of pleasure, which isn’t even pleasure as I ate so fast I didn’t even enjoy the simple pleasure that food now brings! It was a frenzy of trying to fill up a hole inside me with food, a deep whole created by me, which is now filled with thanks, appreciation, whole foods, a clearer mind and exercise.
It’s now been 4 weeks since I touched any of my old friends McDonalds, KFC, hot chips, pies, pastries, V, Coke Zero, and the copious amounts of other junk food I threw into my system. They have been replaced with a healthy mix of fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean meats, seafood & the odd treat.
From hardly moving at all, I now train at the gym 4 nights a week without fail & try to keep active on my rest days. My mood has improved & I have so much more energy! I feel really good guys…☺️
I have gone from not being able to do very much at the gym – to now being able to lift heavier weights, squat, push a prowler, and achieve more and more each day. I even attempted a light jog this week, It wasn’t very fast, but I did it, every step was a triumph, an achievement even, another simple thing which i am now even more appreciative about then before.
Everything has improved, and i’m not going to lie it has been a bumpy ride.
After having a rather teary, emotional and doubtful day earlier this week, I turned to my mentor Nik for guidance. He asked me to think about why I was feeling the way I was, and what was creating the block for me? I realise now it was fear of failing, of going back to where I was, of succeeding, of the power, strength & potential I have within me. But I realised that there is no risk in being mediocre; there is no challenge in being weak – it’s comfortable. Comfortable, but sad…a waste of time and talent.
He asked me pay attention to the these words, “Maria, you got this”
And you know what? I do fear pain and success has always paralysed me in the past – but I gotta fight through. I deserve better, my partner deserves better, my friends and family deserve better, I AM better than I’ve allowed myself to be..
In the last month I have lost a total of 16.2 kilos, bring my weight down from 167 kilos to 150.8 kilos.
The biggest difference though is in my measurements :
Waist: 155 cms +
Thigh: 76 cms
Arm: 47 cms
Chest: 145 cms
Today, Day 28
Arm: 41 cms
Chest: 136 cms
That’s 14 cms off my waist – 5 cms off my thigh – 6 cms off my arm and 9 cms off my chest!
That’s a total weight loss of 16.2 kilos & 34 cms off my body – and a gain of a whole lot of pride & a whole lot of new friends cheering me along the way!
The journey continues my friends – stay tuned!
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