I hope everyone had an amazing holiday with loved ones. Spending quality time with friends and family is what makes my whole world happy. This time of year is the happiest time of year for me. I hope my kids always come home for Christmas as I can’t imagine a holiday season without each and every one of them in my home!
I wanted to give you all my weekly update on my new healthy lifestyle with Optavia. Another week has gone by and I have lost another 2 pounds for a total of 10 pounds in two weeks. Never in my 39 years of life have I ever LOST weight during the holiday season. I didn’t think that was even possible. I’m here to tell you it IS possible…and it’s easier than you think! The focus of my holiday shifted from food to being in the moment. Food was never what the holiday was about for me, but it was a big part of our get together. This year, I focused more on my kids, my siblings, and the rest of the family. We enjoyed board games, conversation, a family movie, and more one on one time with each other.
I’ve never felt better…
As I’ve mentioned before, I have dieted many, many times over the years and have always failed. This past week I’ve been asked by a few friends what is different this time around. There are quite a few answers to that question, as I have changed quite a few of my unhealthy habits into healthy habits. However, the reason why I keep going this time, can be easily summed up into four simple words. I’ve never felt better. Physically and mentally, I feel good. I feel really, really good. Ten pounds are gone. I have a lot of weight to lose, so ten pounds may not seem like much right now. I can’t really “see” the ten pound loss just yet. But I feel it. I feel energized. For the last two weeks, I have had more energy, more clarity, and I feel well rested every single morning. You guys, this is a HUGE change. The day after Christmas I usually wake up with a food and sugar “hangover”. I wake up feeling pretty crappy from all of the extra treats I indulged in. I always promise myself that I will start over in the new year. Not this time. I had a plan. An easy plan. A fool proof plan. I stuck to it. And I feel great.
I never imagined that this new way of living would be such a transformation. Mind, body, and soul. It’s all improving. My ultimate goal is weight loss and improved health. Little did I know all of these other amazing changes would happen too. Previous diets never made me feel good on a daily basis like Optavia. Did I mention how easy it is?
My why has changed. Why am I on this journey? My #1 reason was to lose the weight. That’s not my #1 anymore. Sure, I want to fit into my size 6 jeans again. But more than that, I want to teach my kids a healthier lifestyle. My fridge is packed with more vegetables than ever before. The kids are learning better habits because of me. My daughter and I have been cooking together. She has been finding new healthy recipes on Pinterest for us to try. My boys have replaced their soda with water. They are always watching!
I would LOVE to have you join me on this journey. If you have been thinking about getting healthier and losing weight, I encourage you to fill out this well-being evaluation. Here you will find out what your healthy body, mind, and finance scores are and receive information on improving these areas.
For more information, or to get started with OPTAVIA, go HERE!
A health coach is a vital piece to the program. My health coach Franci Feld, is just a phone call away. I am not a phone person, and that is ok. I can text, message, or call my support system at any time. She lost 70 pounds on her journey to optimal health. She is a wealth of knowledge. Another vital piece to staying on track is utilizing the OPTAVIA healthy community by joining in on support calls on Wednesday and Thursday. They provide support, knowledge, and motivation. You don’t have to do this alone.
You can read about more Optavia success stories, view lean and green ideas, and more on my health coach’s facebook page
Be sure to check back next week for my 3 week update!
Disclosure: I am not being paid for this or for anyone that sign ups with this program. 1 month of food was provided to me to help facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own!!!