Shortly after I was married I was diagnosed with a Thyroid disorder called Hypothyroidism. Fast forward 6 years later after having my second baby girl and I was then told I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s, which also has to do with the thyroid. For those of you who do not know, the thyroid is basically the thermostat of our bodies. The thyroid is an extremely important hormonal gland that plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and maturation of the human body.
Now, you are probably thinking, “Why is she sharing this with us?”
When we set a goal that we really, really want to achieve the first step must ALWAYS be to gain a FULL understanding of where you are at NOW. If you cannot even be clear about where you currently are, how do you expect to get to point B or in other words your GOAL! This is the first step!
Many people do not make it past point A because once you get CLEAR about what point A looks like, the old stories, dirty laundry, negative feelings and thoughts begin to surface. It will happen EVERY SINGLE TIME!! Because of FEAR or not knowing how to release those emotions and feelings, many people get stuck there!
I hear these types of comments ALL THE TIME! Here are a few examples…
“Im destined to be fat because my mom and dad have always been, and those are just the genetics I have been dealt.”
“Im getting old and I have no chance at being fit. Its all downhill from here.”
“I have a slow thyroid so I guess that means I have to be fat. Its makes it impossible to lose weight.”
“I know I wont ever feel good in my body again because of the damage done from having babies.”
“I have NO TIME to exercise.”
Its been made very obvious to all of us that life is not fair or even. We are all given different struggles and situations. The difference comes down to whether or not your are willing to take those very real struggles and put in the extra effort required to reach a goal in spite of them!
Moral of the story… Get comfortable being uncomfortable. There are some REALLY cool results and achievements on the other side!
I wish you could all spend one day with me and see this play out on a daily basis. There are some highs and there are definitely some lows! And when I mention lows, I’m not just talking about the amount of carbs currently allotted in my plan each day. Remember the LOVE LIST I talked about a few blog posts ago? That LOVE LIST provides the perfect Release Techniques for me. Those techniques get me through the moments when my dirty laundry starts to boil to the surface.
6 weeks left in this journey. I know it will only get more and more disciplined from here. I am committed and put in the work on a DAILY basis to achieve this goal I set out to accomplish back in February.
Here are a few current progress pics!
Posing practice tomorrow with my awesome coaches, Jenny and Jeff Later and then off to try on competition suits! Ill tell you all about it in my next blog post!
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