Why What I'm Doing Works: No Quick Fixes Here - Fad Diets Don't Work!

October 24, 2014

 

Last year-late fall I was searching online with the next quick fix.  Like many people these days I was overweight, tired and uncomfortable in my own skin.  I could give anyone a 100 excuses as to why I couldn't workout.  The problem was I had tried so many different things and nothing seemed to stick.  How could I find something I could do for the rest of my life, when I have tried so many different things and could not make one of them work for me?  I did The South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers (several times), juicing, and (sad by true) diet pills.  I tried to incorporate walking 10 miles of walking a week.  I started to eat cleaner, but the weight still just seem to hang out.  I searched and searched the internet and thought there has to be something that will make this weight come off fast.  As I was browsing thru some pages I came across a blog.  The clean eating caught my attention.  My son had been recently diagnosed with food allergies and I was researching a lot about clean eating. I read this blog by this mom of two young kids, who had lost weight by working out, eating clean, drinking Shakeology and joining a challenge group.  I could relate to her story and when I saw her before and after pictures....I knew that this worked.  I contacted her.  She was kind enough to talk to me.   She told me this was not a quick fix, it would take hard work and dedication-but if I truly wanted to change this would work and she would help me.  I talked to my husband and I signed up with Melanie.  Melanie became my coach who supported me, helped me learn about clean eating and cheered me on-along with everyone else that belonged in my challenge group.  After my first challenge group I fell off the wagon, I got sick, my kids got sick, we went on vacation and the excuses rolled in.  My 34th birthday hit and I said I need to try this again.  I was starting to feel better and when I stopped I quickly fell back into the weekly headaches, sugar cravings and was dragging.  I contacted Melanie and she got me in a group.  This time I was so ready, I knew that no matter what I was not going to give up.  8 months later I am 20lbs lighter and have lost 22.5 inches.  This is something I can do for the rest of my life and something I want to do the rest of my life.  I no longer have excuses, my workouts are a daily top priority and so is fueling my body the right way.  Shakeology has helped me tremendously.  I have a terrible sweet tooth and Shakeology helped me rid those cravings, gave me more energy and fills me up.  I actually crave this now!  With clean eating there is an 80/20 rule.  So 80% of the time you eat clean and 20% you indulge, treat yourself.  I don't use the word diet or cheating.  A diet doesn't last and cheating goes with dieting.  I can say with 100% certainty my life has forever changed for the better.  I haven't felt this good in years.  I no longer feel ashamed of myself and although I have not hit my goal-I know I will.  It took me many years to realize in order to get my life back, I needed to work hard at it.  I neglected myself for a long time and its going to take time to get my body where I want it to be.   I also have learned to celebrate non scale victories and no longer obsess with the number on the scale and that feels so freeing.  Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money or your time on the next fad or quick fix, do what works.  I am so thankful I stumbled upon my coaches page and I hope one day someone can say that about me.  Although my journey will never be over with and I am still working on myself, I decided to pay it forward and help others feel as good as I do.

 

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Fitness and Lifestyle Coach - Fresh Fit Kate - Katie Bryant

Hi, I'm Kate, a Fitness and Lifestyle Coach who teaches clients how to be good to themselves, how to nourish their bodies the right way and how to incorporate workouts into their lifestyle from the comfort of their own home.

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