Most days, this is how I feel. 😂
The story I posted this morning led to my DMs being flooded with hallelujah hands, applause, and many questions. I decided to create a post about it here because the primary question was WHY haven’t I worked out?
Truth is, my life has been SUPER eventful lately... sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes great!
I’ve got a new job with a blindingly-bright future ahead, I moved into a new place, my son switched to a new class... and I’m all but dizzy with the commotion of those changes.
Yet all of this happened AFTER the major occurrence that pulled me out of the gym. In August, my son and I were in a car accident. We were struck on the highway by a thief in a stolen car. I was injured and am still not fully healed.
In the past, time away from the gym always sent me spiraling back into my binge-eating habits. And I’d be lying if I said this time I was strong. I had a few moments of weakness. But I have more pride and value in my body than I ever did before and made a promise to myself that I would find balance.
And I have 😊
I’ve spent 5 months away from the gym, using only food to control my weight. In that time I went up 10 pounds, down 14, up 20, back down 6... And it doesn’t even matter.
My clothes fit.
My hair skin and nails are healthy.
And I’m not stuck in a bottomless binge.
I’ve definitely lost a lot of strength in 5 months without lifting and I miss it a ton, but I don’t feel like I’m any less worthy of pride in where I am. I’m still SO far from the 263 pounds I started this journey at. And the changes to my willpower and mentality are incredible.
In other words... I can still see and feel progress, without the gym. As can you.
Health should embody your body, mind and soul!
I managed to be “ok” through the holidays and some serious life changes... I feel proud and capable, beyond the norm.
So THANK YOU to everyone who saw my IG story and expressed appreciation... I’m so excited to see where these next few months take me! 💕
As I wrap up my daily manifestation meditation and sit down with my glass of ketones to write out notes for a team huddle tonight, I can’t help but write out everything that I’m grateful for. I hear so many people filled with hopelessness and despair, whether it be in regards to their weight loss, relationship(s), finances, etc and it pains me. I have been there and struggled with all of those and more, and if you’ve watched my journey to where I am today, then I pray I give you the hope that there is peace and a beautiful life ahead.
It’s so easy to blend with the mentality of the world and to feed into negativity and bullshit mindsets that we’ve been taught as “truth.” I could have $1 in the bank and signing divorce papers but still look into my life and find hundreds of reasons to be grateful. Take the time to look in front of you and see the abundance that is there already and release the toxic that hinders your personal growth. As soon as your mindset changes so will those relationships, finances, and whatever struggles you have weighing you down. Manifest the future you want and make it happen. #manifest#manifestation#manifestationbabe#journey#mindset#health#wellness#meditation#pruvit#pruviteveryday#better#fitness#keto#ketones#ketosis#ketomom
While driving through the city today, I looked over and noticed these windows and was gifted this sign. ❤️ Thank you, Universe. ❤️ Metamorphosis has been a major theme in my life for several months, and the transformation is still happening. As I do my best to have patience through it all, I am grateful for this chaotic but beautiful process that is changing my mind and heart, and manifesting a new me. “In the end, she became more than what she expected, she became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.” - r.m. Drake
•#TBT to 6 years ago versus now! I always wanted to be in between friends in a group shot photo so I can hide my body, but couldn't hide it here. I'm not sure when my kidney disease began but they had a progressive loss of kidney function over a period of time, ranging from months to years which is also known as the "silent killer". My kidneys were functioning at 22% (now at 9%) and because of that, it caused fluid in my lungs and an enlarged heart. As soon as I got out of the hospital and had months off to recover, I quickly changed my lifestyle physically and emotionally in order to try and save what's left of my kidney function. I found out when I was 25 years old. I truly hope that I get to live a very long life. I hope that changing my lifestyle helps and putting myself out there will help me find a live kidney donor, which is a better option than dialysis in which I am currently doing now.
💚 Thank you to those that have followed me along my journey and helping me through it with such positive and encouraging words along with allowing me to share my story with the world. I don't know anyone in my family that has kidney disease like mine. Please be aware of your health, visit your doctor for check ups because I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I am going through 💚