1.16.2015

What's Stopping You?

It's now mid- January of twenty fifteen, how are you doing on your new years goals? Maybe you are doing great and still super motivated, but maybe you are waning and need an extra push.

 There are so many different ways to lose weight, millions of diet and exercise routines, surgery, and pills. What is the right way for you?

Over the last 6 years that I've actively been losing weight there have been many things that worked for me and many things that didn't. I started out needing lots of guidance on my diet and exercise, so I joined Weight Watchers, attended meetings and weekly weigh ins. I forced myself to go to boot camp, even at 240 pounds I didn't let that stop me from trying every single things the skinny people did.



 Then I found a passion for running, the pride I felt after pushing my body during a run was addictive. I signed up for races and ran the weight off. I learned about clean eating and tried to stick with that 90% of the time, but I wasn't always happy. Many nights I went to bed hungry, many days I punished my body with too much cardio trying desperately to run the last bit of weight off.

Then I got pregnant again. 

Losing the weight for the second time was completely different, I had knowledge and know how, but I was looking for a way to do it AND be completely satisfied when I went to bed at night. I wanted something I could live with for a long time.


I spent days reading and figuring out macro counting, or IIFYM aka Flexible Dieting, whatever you want to call it. It seemed confusing and complicated, but I was searching for SOMETHING and I was willing to put in the work. I had the motivation. FOR ME it was exactly what I was looking for, in just the few months that I've been using it I've been happy with my results and happy with my life. 

Another thing that has tremendously helped me this go round is my Challenge groups on Facebook. I've connected with so many like minded women, I've found inspiration in those who are striving to meet their goals, and satisfaction in knowing in some small way I'm helping those who want it. 

So, again I ask, what is that you need to meet your goals?
Motivation?
Diet and exercise tips?
Someone to be in constant contact with you and kick your ass?
Everyone is different and what works for Sally may not work for Susie. My diet is a bit complicated so if you are just starting to focus on your calories it may not be the best way to go. Weight watchers was very good for me in the beginning! Jenny Craig not so much :)

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If you seek motivation my Diet Bet is starting January 20th - next Tuesday. I am participating and determined to lose these last few pounds by my birthday in March! That's my short term goal. Everyone who joins the Diet Bet gets access to my free Facebook Challenge Group, if you sign up you must send me your email through Facebook or email at skinnymeg@outlook.com to get access to the secret group.


I'm also doing a freaking fantastic giveaway that's sure to help anyone who's struggling. There will be three winners!
1 month of coaching, 1 set of custom meal plans (1 week), and 1 nutritional plan consultation: all though Kadie at Project Progress


Kadie Hayward Mullins, owner and coach of Project Progress Health Coaching is an amazing women I met though my challenge group. She believes everyone's journey to living a healthier life is unique. There is no one size fits all answers, but the heart of health is nutrition.
Her goal is to help her clients achieve their health and fitness goals in a way that is reasonable, accessible, and maintainable. Hurdles to health are both physical and mental, she works with her clients to build a healthier relationship with food, fitness, and most importantly, themselves. We all deserve to live the healthiest life we can and she's excited to help you develop the tools to do so!

She offers services to fit your individual needs and budget ranging from consultations to calculate your nutritional needs, to meal planning, to motivational coaching and accountability. Her custom plans incorporate a science based approach with special consideration to your needs. Learn more about her services by e-mail at projectprogresscoaching@gmail.com.

I have no pony in her show, she has not paid me in any way, I just honestly believe in Kadie's outlook to nutrition and her absolute love of helping others. She is certified by NESTA and her prices are extremely reasonable! 



 So tell me, what's stopping you?



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10 comments :

  1. I love this. In September I gave up my gym membership so my daughter could enroll in ballet - something she has asked for for a very long time. And she LOVES it. I also enrolled in college 3/4 time on top of working full time and having two small kids. I'm going off of 3-5 hours of sleep per night and am trying to do iifym for the first time. Some days I want to curl in a ball with a bag of double stuf oreos and milk until I pass out.

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  2. I love your stripped bikini!! You look wonderful

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  3. Your progress photos look amazing and are a huge inspiration to me! estherdavison@gmail.com

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  4. Meg, I love this post. I have followed you for years and am never sorry I do! You are full of inspiration and great ideas.
    Love From AZ.

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  5. You are such an inspiration. I'm working harder to reach my goals now that I see what you have achieved! Power on!

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  6. FYI...lol!
    I have now made cottage cheese waffles 3x! My hubby and I love them! Today I made a big batch for the freezer and fridge! I'm making sure I get in that protein while I train! So thank you for sharing that recipe!

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  7. Such an inspiration, I always say we need to make small steps then build on them :) xx

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  8. Kadie is amazing. I've learned so much from her

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  9. Kadie is amazing. I've learned so much from her

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