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So Thankful I Started This Journey

Last Thanksgiving I had a lot to be thankful for. Unfortunately my weight and how I felt about myself seem to trump everything, I wish it didn't, but it did. People that have never struggled with their weight can not even begin to understand the pain and burden it has on oneself. I remember clearly going into my closet and after trying to find something nice to wear to Thanksgiving dinner, I sat on my floor of my closet crying. Nothing fit. So I put on a pair of jeans that were skin tight and wore a long blouse un-tucked to hide the tightness of my pants and the bulge over my pants. I felt disgusted and did that stop me for filling my plate up and eating whatever I wanted....nope. I was in that mentality still that food made me feel good and I needed to eat because at the time it was the only thing making me feel good. So I look back at that day last year and what a feeling of relief, joy and appreciation of my body I have today. I am so thankful I am healthier. I am so thankful I recommitted to this Journey last March. I am so thankful that when I didn't see things happen as fast as I wanted too, that I didn't give up. What happened this morning when I went to find something to wear was exciting. I put on a pair of pants that were a size 10 and they fit. Not skin tight, but comfortably fit. Last year I bought a pair of pants after thanksgiving and they were the largest size I had ever worn-a size 16. I am so thankful I believed in myself, I pushed myself, I have surrounded myself with good positive people, thankful to have a family support me and thankful I started this when I did. I am thankful I can truly enjoy this holiday with my family, not rely on food to make me feel good and appreciate this healthy working body. I am still going to eat dinner tonight, but I will be mindful about the portions and I will enjoy a slice of pecan pie! That is the best part about what I am doing, I am not feeling deprived or starving-today is my treat day. Another huge change is that I am about to do is something that I have never ever done on Thanksgiving before and that's work out, not to mention a double workout. It is no longer food that makes me happy, it is my workouts that do that for me. That is a huge change for me and if I can do this, trust me anyone can. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone & I hope that if your feeling the way I was feeling last year, that you find the courage to be better to yourself. Everyone truly deserves to feel this good. If you need the support like I did, please reach out to me and I will be glad to support you any way I can.

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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.

Fitness and Lifestyle Coach - Fresh Fit Kate - Katie Bryant

Please consult your doctor prior to starting Shakeology, new eating habits and any new exercises. I am not a certified nutritionalist or a certified trainer. Everything on my website is simply based off my own personal experiences.

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