Self-made Fitness Coach
As you know I am a self-made fitness coach. I began my nutrition journey while I was in the US Army. It seems like I have had weight problems my ENTIRE life! Even though I have never been morbidly obese, and most people would probably rate my body-type as ‘normal’, even though when I do BMI calculations, they tell me I am over weight… Gasp! Therefore I still have personal issues with how I look. Isn’t that what matters, is what I think about myself? At least in my fitness journey it has always been about me, and not what someone else is saying. Which is exactly how it should be for you as well. You should never start a diet, or change your eating plan (unless directed by a doctor) for someone else. That crappy boyfriend or abusive husband (just examples) should never dictate to you what you should look like. All that matters is if YOU are comfortable in your own skin. Sadly for me, there was only a period of a few years that I was actually comfortable in my own skin. It just so happened to be before I had kids. Even though I want to blame having kids for my weight problems, in reality, that is an excuse, not the real problem. So as of today I have began the keto diet.
My Weight Problem
After I had my daughter, I lost most of the weight very quickly. Just when I was almost back to my pre-pregnancy size, I found out I was pregnant again! It has been ever since I gave birth to my son (December 2012), that I have not been able to get to my goal weight/size completely and stay there. I’ve gotten close though… but close isn’t good enough for the perfectionist in me. Because I am not a failure and refuse to accept that this is now my body, I keep trying different eating plans. Not diets, because eating healthy is a lifestyle change, not a diet per-say. I exercise infrequently right now. Don’t get me wrong, there have been plenty of times where I have completed a fitness routine. I shed a little weight, gain a little muscle, but it just doesn’t stick! Even though I would love to blame someone or something, I gotta be honest. I’m the problem!
Yep I said it… I am the issue.
I control what I do, I control what I eat, I control my body. So how can I realistically blame anyone else for my problem? I can’t!
The one part of my body that I have learned and managed to control is my stomach. In 2016 I began a clean-eating binge. I realized after eating clean that my stomach no longer popped out after I ate. Pretty much my whole life, my stomach would bulge out after I ate. That is one thing that had absolutely bothered me for years! FINALLY, I figured out the problem. YAY! Here is a YouTube Video that I made about that revelation. To this day (yes today) my stomach is still flat.
Moving on with the Keto Diet
I do cheat every now and then, but for the most part, I have been continuing to eat clean since 2016. It has been at least 6 months, and I am nowhere closer to where I want to be, then I was 6 months ago. So, to say I am upset, angry, fed up, disgusted etc. is on point. I’m stuck in a rut, and fed up! So after hearing and seeing people talk about the keto diet, I had decided to finally give it a try. Today was day 1. I have had a successful breakfast and lunch, and looking forward to dinner. My husband has not been a part of any of my other diets because he is not a vegetable or fruit type of guy. He is a meat and potatoes type of guy lol. In looking at all of the keto recipes and sharing some with my husband, he is on board with this eating lifestyle! He was roped in with the first recipe! A bacon weave with chicken breasts, franks red hot sauce, butter, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese rolled up and grilled! Mmmm yummy.
I will continue to share my progress with y’all and if anyone is interested in joining me, send me a message, like my Facebook Page and send me a Friend Request. It is definitely always better to change your eating habits when you have some sort of support system in place 🙂