I’m going to be pretty honest. It feels darn good to be thinner. It feels so much better to be able to try on and buy jeans from a “normal” store. It feels good to be able to wear relaxed fit, skinny jeans, whatever. It feels good to look in the mirror and love what I see. It feels good to feel good being in my own body. It feels good to be in a thinner body. I love it and I want to keep it.
Now that we got that out of the way.
I love my lifestyle. I love fasting. I love the freedom and fat of the ketogenic lifestyle. I love the way it makes me feel. I love being liberated from the limitations of food. I love not being mentally and physically dependent upon my next meal or snack. And I love not feeling bloated, weighed down, bad about myself, or bad about my body.
I am free!
I am free from the fat. I feel free from the addiction. I am free from the excuses.
I am in the unique position to know what it feels like from both sides. I know what it feels like to be morbidly obese, I know what it feels like to be at a healthy weight, and I know what feels good. I have done the work (although more work needs to be done). I have changed my mindset. I have changed my lifestyle. I changed the way I ate, I changed the way I trained and I got here.
No surgery, no pills, no trainers, no bariatric centers, no doctors, no crutches.
Sheer determination and fight.
I am not looking back. I am not going back because this is the life I was meant to live.
It’s a Lifestyle
And it’s not always an easy decision to make.
Because of the way my body works (which I learned through my journey), this was finally the last decision that had to be made for me to get to my goal.
Maybe not this exact question, but everyone going through a journey of this magnitude needs to make decisions about what they are willing to live with to achieve the lifestyle that they want.
For me, the answer was a fantastic YES. I will give up every single carb. YES. I like living high – eating tons of fat and eating very few carbs. Carbs are mind numbing and cause cravings – neither of which I have. Plus, there are so many fantastic, healthy and yummy carb substitutes – so yes.
Plus, I never had more fun creating recipes in the kitchen in my life.
If fasting and carb restriction is what my metabolism needs to run at it’s optimum and to make me the healthiest person that I can be, then so be it. It’s easy for me because I love the lifestyle. I love how it makes me feel and I love how it makes me look.
And, I feel liberated.
It Takes Time
There was a lot of trial and error. I went through a low-fat/ high carb era – which didn’t work so well. You take wrong turns but then you come back. I saw how that wrong turn was affecting me and I changed. It takes time. It takes patience, consistency, and a nasty fearless attitude.
You have to be willing to change and adapt and probably do things that aren’t popular.
There is no one “right” for everyone.
It’s about finding the “right” for you.
Going from 300 lbs. to 150 lbs. isn’t for the faint of heart. Going from a size 26/28 to a size 8/10 is for people who are fearless. You have to be ready.
I am now running groups to help support you in getting you to your goal – no matter how long it takes. We will set up a training regimen and eating plan that works for you, your budget, your lifestyle and your metabolism.
Together, we will be fearless and unrelenting.