As a middle school history teacher, I teach about epic battles or epic journeys. Two weeks ago, I made a decision to start my own. I am determined to win the battle of my weight. Oh, it's on.
It started a couple of months ago, when I busted a button on my pants on the way to work. Nothing says professional like not being able to button your pants. Other than bitching to myself and my poor husband, I guess I got pretty vocal. You see, I lost myself somewhere along the way. I forgot that I was brave, strong, pretty, and fun. I hide behind and inside of my weight. I'm ashamed. I'm embarrassed. I feel like a failure. A fool. A loser. But mostly, I feel like a bad example for my kids (and my 75 at work). How can I teach them to get back up, dust themselves off, and get after it...when I don't?
My friend, Liz, Funny Postpartum Lady to many of you, is also the woman behind New Mom Body. Now, she and I have never met "in real life," but I might as well have known her for years. Both moms, both stepmoms, both Marine wives, and I think we both have a wicked sense of humor. I follow ALL of her blogs, businesses, and her marathon training. She's kind of a badass. I've watched her lose her baby weight and get in shape. I kept saying that I needed a jumpstart. Just...something. One night she offered to push me off the cliff. She asked if I'd be willing to try a 30 day trial of Plexus Slim.
So, let me see...drink one pink drink each morning and lose weight. C'mon nothing is that easy. 30 day trial, huh? What have a I got to lose, besides some weight. I decided to also take the Accelerator+ as well, I mean, if we are gonna do this, let's do it!
Two weeks later...
I'm down 4lbs, and down a couple of inches overall.
(disclaimer: probably more "Aunt Flo" showed up a week early, so I bet next week will be awesome!)
Now, you may not believe 4lbs to be worth it. I say to you. OMG!!!! All I did was drink this super yummy pink drink before breakfast and take a Accelerator+. Y'all....that is ALL I DID. Three days in I was no longer craving soda, but I was hungry A LOT! But I couldn't eat much, so I was eating 4-5-6 little meals a day. I was not craving sugar. What the What???? Yes! And now I love getting my day started my pink drink. It's like happy in a bottle!
To really explain this....I crave sugar like the cookie monster craves his cookies...and I look similar when I get some. AND I am a soda-a-holic. 1-3 huge Dr. Peppers each day. The more I get, the more I want. I can't ever have enough "Cokes". To go from this to....passing on anything sweet and refilling my water is unreal. Sure, I'm had some soda, but it's rare, and half the time I don't finish an 8oz can, when I would drink a 20oz bottle and look for more.
SO....I'm looking forward to seeing where this will take me in the next 2 weeks. And I can already see me going farther in the next couple of months. This was just the step I needed. I needed to see my scale finally MOVE...so I could motivate myself to get up and move. I have so much more energy. I feel clearer, like my brain is coming out of a fog.
I can't wait to report back again....
(by the way....I talked Hubs into this, as well. And he's on his third week....he's down 8lbs.)
Thank you, Liz! And thank you, Plexus!!!