Is Fear & Your Weight Issues Holding You Back From the Life You Are Destine To Live?

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.   

What are you happy to leave behind in 2009? For me it’s 105 pounds! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010… What are you most looking forward to in the New Year?


I am happy to bring in the New Year 105 pounds lighter.

A great  reason to celebrate by any measurement.

But my journey is not over just yet!

Starting back up Friday, January 1st., 2010 I am back on program 100%

My goal is 135 pounds – 20 more pounds to lose.

If you have a few or a lot to lose… join me on January 1st for motivation right here on my Blog “Its Melting Off” , where I will be blogging my day-to-day progress.

I am going to schedule time to stretch every day for 10 minutes. Yoga  and weight training twice a week and cardio at least 3 days a week for 20 to 30 minutes!

Sounds like a lot going on… and it is!  I’m worth the time, energy and effort.

So join me daily starting New Years Day for my first entry to a slimmer me.

My hope is you get excited and motivated to get moving and improve your health along with me! So come on….it’s going to be a great year and decade for all of us!

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. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

All The Best To You In The New Year!

Move More…and Eat More Often! I like this a lot better than the old saying Move More/Eat Less!

Move more… and eat less!  We’ve all heard this time and again. Well it’s sort of true. You do need to watch what you eat and reduce calories to lose weight. But the fact of the matter is, just cutting back on calories may hurt you by reducing your muscle mass, which is just the opposite of losing FAT! The BETTER News is Move More and Eat More Often… Eating 6 or 7 small portion controlled healthy meals all through the day,  is a great way to get your body revved up while you’re: burning fat not muscle. You’ll be in a better mood which your co-workers and family will appreciate, and this will help to control your blood sugars!  Best of all, if you do it right – YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT & GET HEALTHY!

Calories In v.s Energy Out

You’ve got to get moving in your day.

STOP fighting it.  Just make a decision to START. AND DO IT!

I’m not talking about running 30 miles your first day or this time next year.  I am suggesting a: 15 to 20 walk every day. Walk the neighborhood or a mall. Taking the stairs. Parking at the end of the lot instead of next to the door. Take the kids or the dog to the park and play. (If you have a crazy cat like me… take the dog… and the cat will follow! 🙂 Stretching every day during TV commercials! That means getting out of the chair and touching your toes a couple of times an hour.

Bottom line is:  MOVE IT!

Start out easy… and work up to 30 minutes.

All you need is a pair of tennis shoes and a jacket.

Oh, don’t forget the dog.  He/she will thank you later!

Walk N Hike on Old Oak Ave Folsom with my boy

A 30 minute walk is a good way to get moving.

Don’t wait for January to roll around.

Start now!

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. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks. Take Shape For Life (TSFL) company name was changed to Optavia