Almost two years ago I started on my journey towards losing weight. Most of my life I was tiny, no more than 110 lbs. Looking back on those pictures I told myself I never want to be that small again. It didn’t look good on me. It wasn’t until I turned 22 when I started gaining all my weight. I liked to think of it as my happy weight. I was in a good relationship, eating good and smoking a lot, which meant a lot of milk and cookies. The weight I was gaining I didn’t even notice. At that point in life I was confident with the way I looked. It didn’t bother me that my clothes were getting too small and my face was getting chunky. I felt beautiful probably the most I had ever felt.
I’d say it was a year after having my son, a month after his 1st birthday exactly that I started feeling a certain way about how I looked. I had been working at Google for a few months and with all the free food they were providing I started gaining all the baby weight back plus more. I was feeling uncomfortable in my own body so I reached out to a health coach to help me lose the weight. For awhile it was working. I was feeling good about myself and I lost a good amount of weight, 22 lbs, using Herbalife.
I went through life being at the most 115 lbs. I hated being as little as I was and was excited when I finally started to gain weight in my 3rd year of college. Then I got to a point where I was gaining too much weight. It didn’t bother me at first until I couldn’t fit my clothes. I’d buy more and then I would find that I couldn’t fit those either. I told myself it was time for me to do something so I started working out and got on Herbalife. Now my first time trying Herbalife I thought, “This is such a scam!” I wasn’t losing any weight after the first month and I was becoming frustrated. I eventually stopped.
It wasn’t until July 2015, a month after my son’s 1st birthday that I decided to recommit myself and this time I had a coach helping me along the way and she still is, as my journey has not come to an end. My main concern was that I wasn’t the healthiest eater. When I say I love junk food and fats I meant it. Pasta more pasta, pizza, candy, cookies, and all the ice cream I could eat. I barely ate vegetables and if I did it was very very rare. All I could keep thinking is how I’m I going to do this. It’s not going to work for me.
Well I got to the point where I was tired of looking at myself and saying what I was going to do. Since starting Herbalife again I’ve made it a habit to be as consistent and committed as I can. I have 2 meal replacement shakes a day and 1 colorful meal. I make sure I eat every 2-3 hours and my snacks are protein based (that way I stay full longer). My liquid intake is mostly water. I have about 6 – 7 bottles of water everyday and if I do result to having juice I treat myself to a ginger shot/ Apple Lemon Ginger from the juice bar at work.
Eating healthy isn’t the only thing that helps. Staying active throughout the week is major key but most importantly it’s mindset. If you keep telling yourself this isn’t going to work, it’s not going to. We have to think positive and push to be better than we were the day before. It may not be easy and happen over night but that doesn’t mean give up.
I’m officially apart of the Herbalife Family and I’m ready to help others feel as good about themselves as I do. I’m energized, seeing results, happy and living a healthier lifestyle. Summer is coming and I want to help you all get in the best shape of your lives for the rest of your lives. If you’re INTERESTED in learning more comment below or DM me.
Let’s be great together!