Day 82= #365daysofgratitude
Today was a special day because I got to reunite with a wonderful.person from my high school days! And it was awesome to have her reach out to me for some help and in return she wrote a beautiful testimonial that I would love to share with you here...
Faith and I went to high school together, She was a pretty great basketball player. Then I found her again on FB a few years ago. Seeing her strive to be a better her and the determination to make drastic changes with her health and weight started to make me take a look in the mirror and want to be a better me. Not going to lie its hard to look at yourself in the mirror in your 40's and ask who am I, what have I become, what do I like to do. Faith videos and posts motivated me (secretly).
After seeing Faith, work her butt off in the gym getting up when I sometimes was going to bed, to get to the gym with a smile on her face gave me a reality check. Her suggestions and always keeping her own struggle real, making me admire her deeply.
I started small, I read a whole bunch of her posts on eating, diet and when and how to do it. In November I made up my mind, I need to feed my body and do it at appropriate times with appropriate foods. I started a diet journal. I am the girl who would drink coffee all day and then eat dinner with lots of bread.
I started trying to eat something for breakfast and did it for a few months, then added small lunches and made time in my busy schedule for me (as faith has said many times on her blog). I cut down my coffees, 3 cream, 3 sweetener, started drinking tea instead, switch to green tea, switched my sweetener to coconut sugar. I just kept doing what I could and using Faiths post to keep me motivated. I have reached out to faith several times personally for suggestions. Changing the food also has done things to my energy levels. I have gone from a 16 to a 12 since November with small steps. I am sleeping better and feel happy. I am going to start with exercise now, I am not going to lie, I have have been hoarding Faiths exercise posts, small steps at a time until I reach my ultimate me, or the me I can look in the mirror and say, SHE"S BACK..