I get a lot of questions and pleas for help every single day. Some make my heart ache and make me want to find them in person to give them a hug & let them know things will be ok. I will talk about some one day but this is my first real post.
The number one and two questions I get though is "how did you finally decide to change?" and "How do you keep motivated?"
I don't know how many of you have watch the link to my story but a lot of it was cut out if not......
I decided to change when a series of things happened to me. First was, my oldest son, that has Asperger's, broke away from me in early 2008 in a parking lot & just took off running. My youngest was a baby and I had my other son too with me so I know in my head that I would have had a hard time catching him any way regardless of how in shape I was. The second thing was, I was going through severe depression and seriously thought about suicide.....I felt so lost. I didn't know who I was anymore and I just didn't feel like I should be loved by anyone much less myself. I wanted to to be myself again. Not just a mom and wife.....I was taking care of everyone but myself.
While all this was happening I was working as a consultant for a party plan (I still am doing it) that empowers women and was going to all the national trainings and conventions. I was looking for a couple of filler classes one year and decided to choose a class called X-Factor and one called Finding Your Why. Little did I know the wake up call those ladies had in store for me! After those classes I started reading every single self help/love book I could find. I started to feel like I truly deserved my own time and I was worth it. First on the list was to lose weight!
Yeah, that sounds kinda cliché. It totally was...I'm not gonna lie lol
So that is how I came to the decision to change.
Stay tuned for my motivation spiel!