12 May “I can’t believe I said that in front of my daughter…”
“I can’t believe I said that in front of my daughter…”
We have all had those days…but for a lot of us, it has gone on for much longer than that.
You know that voice in your head that seems to have a running conversation with you, often telling you things you do NOT want to hear. Sometimes we can make it stop or change it’s tune if we catch it quick…but often time the days run into weeks, and the weeks run into months, and the months turn into years.
And before we know it, those internal thoughts are completely controlling the narrative that is controlling us.
After it goes on long enough, we truly believe that negative voice in our heads. We believe it so much so, that we ‘accidentally’ verbalize them to others.
Feeling “fat and gross” is a common feeling with so many of us and it is amazing how quickly those negative thoughts can send us on a downward spiral.
The negative thoughts take over. The voice becomes comforting, even though we hate what it says. I think that is because we ‘know’ what the voice is saying about us is true.
BUT, it doesn’t have to be that way…
Elizabeth’s Story – In her own words…
I began speaking negatively about myself; even in front of my daughter, which is something I swore I’d never do! I called myself “fat”, “gross”, etc in front of her! I had quit exercising because I couldn’t run off the calories I was eating and I knew that I was continuing to put horrible foods into my body.
It was back in August that my daughter finally spoke up and said something to me in response to hearing me call myself “fat” yet again…she said, “Mommy, you never used to talk about yourself like that.”
Mommy…. You never USED to talk to yourself like that!
Yes, my “wise beyond her 12 years” daughter said it! I was both surprised and ashamed but she was right. That was when I decided it was time to make some changes.
I had already tried a few of the quick workouts Natalie Jill posted on Facebook and I liked them…I liked her enthusiasm and encouraging spirit! So, I signed up to start receiving the workout calendars.
I started following the calendar and doing all 3 workouts listed each day. A couple weeks into my first month of the workout calendar, I invested in myself and downloaded the 7 day Jump Start – The Plan!
She lost 36 pounds- and is no longer feeling “fat and gross”
The Plan has served as a guide to meal planning. I love it! I lost 7 pounds in the first week and have now lost a total of 36 pounds! And I’m still going! I am happier, healthier and fitter…thanks to the plan!
I could go on and on about what this journey has been like for me…the good days and the more challenging days! But, mostly, I just wanted to share my before/after photo with you! This is the SAME red dress- I just had it taken in a lot!
My husband and kids have a hard time believing it’s the same person in both pictures!
I tell people all the time about your programs and how amazing your plan is! Thank you for your commitment to helping others be healthy…I’m just one more to add to your list of thousands you’ve helped. Awesome!”
Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your inspiring success story with us. You DECIDED to make good choices, made a LIFESTYLE change …and look at you now!
WHO IS NEXT??
Be Happy… Be Healthy… Be FIT!