WE ARE ALL BORN WITH ONE FEAR…being dropped as an infant. All the other fears we have as adults are learned along the way as a product of our growing up and experiences.
I met a young woman just this month who was afraid if she lost weight her friends would leave her and she would be alone. For some of you reading this you may be saying… that’s terrible – if they were true friends they’d stick by your side no matter what. But for many individuals, who have lost friends because they moved away, passed away or drifted down another path… no matter what, this is how they feel and as a result would rather be unhealthy and miserable than friendless.
Another gal I recently had the pleasure of meeting, who’s terrific… is fearful that by stating another “diet plan” will result in that all too familiar yo-yo syndrome we’ve all experienced. So rather than taking a step towards a healthy life style… this reasoning is another way for her to stay frozen in time, overweight, unhealthy and unhappy.
I had my own fears. I was destine to be overweight! In my mind I had convinced myself that no matter what others did – they were not me. They were the lucky ones that found success and could grab on to the golden ring of health. No me… I was not one of the lucky ones.
I just could not see myself as thin. I was the pretty face, the smart one, the one that could light up a room and be the life of the party… and the one who would always be “heavy”. I believed this. It was my reality and my prison. My lot in life and I lived with it the best I could for 40 plus years. I created a false reality for myself and was not able to see that I could change.
That is until… I got it! The “IT” we are all looking for! That ONE THING that turns your life on a dime… It’s not surgery or pills. It’s definitely not starvation or a cabbage diet that stinks up the house!
The “IT” I found was a gift from a dear friend of mine who to me had always been a thin guy. Someone you shrugged off as being out of touch with what being fat was all about. What do skinny people know about living in a fat body? They don’t! They have no stinking idea of the shame and humiliation we drag along with us every place we go… day-in and day-out. So as a fat person with my own set of beliefs I blew him off. Several times… until I got cornered and with the look of a desperate animal in the headlights of an oncoming car I asked; “What is the minimum time commitment I have to give you”? And the reply was: 5 weeks! “God Help Me” was my first reaction and guess what… He already had!
OK — I made up my mind… I can do ANYTHING for 5 weeks, even a new “diet”… Little did I know this was no ordinary diet! IT is a way of LIFE. The best gift anyone could have presented me with. The Gift of Health.
For Five Weeks…
- I never went hungry.
- I was not a grouch.
- I had tons of energy.
What you think of yourself is all that really matters.
How do you feel about yourself right now?
Are you ready to make a life long commitment to your own health?
If you are ready for a happier, healthy life…I can help you. I know your struggles and fears. I have fought them and won. My clients LOVE working with me because I have been in their shoes and understand the challenges they face. I educate them and show them how to eat smart and make good choices so their day to day choices… become Habits of Health.
Want to lose weight and get healthy? I am here to help.
Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Optavia Coach
Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is 12 pounds
Please feel free to email me your biggest weight challenge, and I’ll show you how I can help you.