It’s easy for me!
Let’s dive into this one…
➡️ It’s easy for me to say move your ass.
➡️ It’s easy for me to say you’ve got to commit and do it.
➡️ It’s easy for me to say that ditching weight is completely do-able and achievable and doesn’t have to be full of deprivation.
➡️ It’s easy for me to say back yourself. It’s easy for me to take up running because my husband and father run.
NOPE 👎 that’s a story!
So let’s dive into my story for a moment. In 2019 I lost 6 & 1/2 stone. I lost 6 1/2 stone because I decided that I was going to give myself an opportunity to live beyond the uncomfort that I was experiencing at that time.
Now, don’t get me wrong. My life was GOOD. I have a gorgeous family, a super supportive husband, a nice house, a knob dog, a business I love and in every way life was dandy-do.
The reality was the vessel that I found myself in had suffered from years of neglect. I’d lost me, I’d lost who I was, I was “ok” but I was also uncomfortable on a daily basis. I couldn’t climb to my own bedroom without being tired. I would avoid taking the dog out for a walk because I was permanently exhausted. I’d get up tired, I’d go to bed tired. In the summer I’d be sweaty and uncomfortable. I didn’t have the energy to engage in much.
I knew things had to change.
I knew I needed to back myself.
I knew I needed to give myself an opportunity to be all in in order to live full out.
So, let’s go with that one again – surely it’s easy for me….
😕 It wasn’t easy peasy for me to do that 6 & 1/2 stone overweight with evidence that I usually started and gave up.
😕 It wasn’t easy for me when I felt uncomfortable and so unfit that I’d be out of breath getting to my own bedroom.
😕 It was so easy for me that I ran at night (or shuffle along) so that no-one could see me.
Particularly in terms of an exercise habit and implementing changes then perhaps it would be easy for me on the basis that my husband runs & my father is a runner.
True or untrue?
In 2019 when I started this my husband wasn’t a consistent runner. His runner started simultaneously. He challenged himself to run every day that year as I challenged me to back myself.
My Dad has run since I was 4. His running didn’t stop me getting overweight so it didn’t make me ditch the weight either.
The judgement of a story in the chapter you rocked up in is common.
I want you to know I’m never coming down from the mountains. I created and curate the environment and mindset I needed to make changes happen. I had a good strong word with myself. I decided what I wanted and said no to everything that wasn’t that.
See that effort on my face in the picture above – I did that 🙌
Always curate rather than weight (see what I did there 😂😂😂).