#TBT 10 Pounds Heavier and a Whole Lot Healthier!

Hey, guys! I know I’ve been off the blogging train for a few months but I thought what better way to jump back on than by sharing a transformation pic!

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‪#‎TBT‬ Believe it or not, I’m 10 pounds heavier today (pictured left) than I was 11 months ago (pictured right).

A year ago, I was doing cardio on the elliptical 3x per day: morning, afternoon, and night, for at least 30-45 minutes each time, and sometimes up to 3 or 4 hours per day! I cut my calories down considerably and yes, I lost weight but the number on the scale doesn’t tell you that I wasn’t eating enough to fuel my body so I felt low on energy; the scale doesn’t tell you that I didn’t lose many inches, and the inches I did lose was from losing muscle. The scale doesn’t tell you that I was not sleeping well because I would stay up late and wake up early to keep getting on the elliptical.

Fast forward 11 months and yes, I have gained weight even though I am on a weightless journey, but the scale doesn’t tell you that now I am stronger because I’ve gained muscle, the scale doesn’t tell you that I am now able to do burpees or that I’ve lost several inches. The scale doesn’t tell you that my face is considerably thinner, my skin clearer and glowy, nor does the scale tell you that I now do 30 minute workouts a day, or that I am sleeping at least 7-8 hours every night. The scale doesn’t tell you that now I eat more and I eat better. I fuel my body rather than deprive it. It’s all thanks to my desire to pursue health and fitness rather than a number on the scale. Because of Beachbody and Shakeology I am healthier and stronger. I’ve been loving my 30 minute (or less) workouts with 21 Day Fix, T25, and now my new favorite, 21 Day Fix Extreme because now I get to have more time to spend with my family, catch up on my favorite shows, or dive into a novel. I no longer spend countless hours on the elliptical. I do 30 minutes of exercises that shape my body and build muscle. Everyone has 30 minutes. If I can do it, so can you!

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Happy New Year!

It’s a beautiful {and cold} New Year’s Day morning in Japan. What a great way to start 2015 by waking up early, working out, and having breakfast and coffee all before sunrise! I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions but this year it seems appropriate. I’ve been through so many changes since being in Japan most of them have been in 2014. Change is never easy but it makes us stronger. Especially in last few months I have stepped out of my comfort zone by starting a blog, becoming a Beachbody Coach, and sharing my life on Instagram almost daily! So for 2015 I want to keep changing, keep pushing, keep growing stronger everyday, mentally, physically, emotionally… you name it! For so long I was just stuck. I blamed my unhappiness on my circumstances rather than taking action and changing how I handled those circumstances. I had to CHOOSE to be happy. I’ve learned that you can’t control everything and when things don’t go the way you hoped those are the times that you need to run to God and put your hope in Him. He may be using your circumstances to grow you and prepare you for something great! So for my New Year’s Resolution I want to just remember to live in the moment. Take each day one at a time and just realize no matter what may come I am blessed beyond measure. Here’s to 2015 and making it my best year yet! Happy New Year!

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