10 Aug Cindy’s Personal Story
In 2002 I decided that was enough. On the left I was about 34 years old. While also having a seriously horrid hair day in that picture, I was 30 pounds overweight and gaining steadily. I was fat. I was tired. I was uncomfortable and feeling seriously un-sexy. My mind, body and spirit were draining fast. Oh, I was also pushing into the next size up in clothes. That’s when the line was drawn! I was fed up.
In the picture on the right I was five years older at 39. What a difference!
I took a good, strong, and honest look at my choices, behaviors and habits. It empowered me and true accountability started to set in.
I started going to the gym 5-6 times a week and I stopped all those horrible habits that held me back from getting my body back. By the way, my inner critic, my mental health, my self image and yep – even my sex drive went off the charts! (I like to tell my married friends this so they can encourage each other in their health and wellness!) C’mon, everybody knows when you like the skin you’re in, you like to show it more!
It took me 5 1/2 months to take off that weight. While that seems quick, it was also done wisely and in a healthful way. I never felt like I was “starving” or “torturing” myself, or doing without. What I had decided to do was to get honest, get real and stop self-sabotaging with my overeating, over-drinking, ice cream and popcorn after dinner while sitting down and watching T.V. doing the proverbial “couch potato” thing at night. Ugh! I was upset with myself and I was determined to change. Guess what? I did it! And so can YOU!
During this time I remembered my long ago passion to become a personal trainer and to help others on this journey! Now, over fourteen years later, I have found out that while 80% of this can be a head game we play with ourselves, the other 20% is simply a skill set that is lacking and needs to be learned. We are not born simply knowing how to do this. If it was easy everyone would be doing it. My Six Steps To Your Best Body Now is what I have found works for everyone (not necessarily easy, but simple) and if it is 100% committed to, you can keep the fat and inches away for good.
Your fitness and health NEED to be at the top of your personal priority list. There’s a lot of psychology that comes into play and I love that part of it. I love helping you through those rough spots and getting you to your “Ah HA! Moments!” I uplift, motivate, empower you and cheer you on! You will learn to switch your pattern of thinking from defeat (I can’t, it won’t happen for me, it’s too hard, I’ve got too far to go); to “WOW! I am feeling it, I love it, I look great! I’m DOING it!” This is awesomeness in motion!
We ALL slip up – I definitely do at times. However, I realize that I have the ability, knowledge, and strong determination to get those extra pounds off again. And that is the gift I give to you as well! You do not have to suffer through the ups and downs again – ever.
There are always times in life when “life” tries to knock us off the rails. You know the standard excuses; no time, no money, too tired, feeling guilty ‘leaving’ my family to go workout. Well, I understand and will help you get back on track, not punish yourself and enjoy the ride!
I don’t ever want to go back to walking around feeling the way I used to feel with that extra weight on me.
If you feel that way, or have ever felt that way, I am here to tell you – you CAN do it and I will help you!
Walk in Love,