Im sitting here trying to put into words how reading Megan’s story made me feel. I can’t. Haha. The best I can do it this…. I feel like I have a purpose…like I’m fulfilling my reason for living. (That’s deep). But it’s true. I forget sometimes what a gift my job is. I’m not only good at it, but I like it! It often comes naturally & when it doesn’t it’s a healthy challenge that I know only makes me better.
Hearing how Megan has found balance in moderation & joy in her journey just floods my heart with joy.
THIS IS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT, people!!
Don’t stay trapped in your scarcity mindset. Don’t continue to diet your life away. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
Meg, thank you for the opportunity to know you & thank you for sharing your story! I’m confident it will encourage many others along the way!!
Everyone’s journey is different and the definition of ‘healthy’ is defined so many ways. The picture on the left is from November 2014… I spent that year trying to lose weight I had gained while pregnant with my precious son. I went pretty strictly ‘paleo’ and ‘clean eating’ and ran my butt off (literally). Yeah, I lost my baby weight quickly, plus more, then more… and it became an addiction to the scale, an awful relationship with food, and I just flat out wasn’t ‘fun’. I knew deep down things had to change, I had to change, so I could live life. In 2015 I was determined to ‘get healthy’ for ME. For God. For my family. A piece to getting there was I needed help. In comes Kala – she became more than a coach, she became a friend, I call her my life coach! I am not a ‘typical client’ but no client is typical or the same with Kala. She takes you where you are at and helps to bring you to where you want to be. The picture on the right is one year later – 11 pounds up on the scale (with a good healthy mix of body fat, lean muscle, and a bigger smile and light in my eyes) – and I feel ME again. It took a lot of support, a lot of prayers, a lot of tough love – and I did it. Will exercise/nutrition/body image always be in the back of my head – oh absolutely. And there is nothing at all wrong with being conscious of all of that. But in a healthy way. What do I hope 2016 brings? To stay present in each moment – enJOYing this life – because HE equips us all and wants us to be best version of ourselves we can be because in that we glorify HIM.- Meg M.