Feeling Good in my OWN Skin

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I woke up this morning feeling so much lighter… and brighter! I’m on day 9 of my new AF stretch. I’ve dived into a new program called 21 Day Fit Extreme and following the Countdown to Competition eating plan which includes 100% NO CHEATS – and of course NO alcohol.

This morning I was thrilled to see I finally busted the plateau I’ve been struggling with for so long. And I credit it to this program and to NOT having any alcohol. Having this program to follow makes it easy to stay sober as it’s not even a question of should I or shouldn’t I – the answer is NO!

With a focus on going forward and new goals and milestones I wish to achieve (including creating this website I refer to above www.BeFitSpirited.com).

I’m keeping my eye on the prize – and that is my ultimate happiness. Feeling good in my skin – not only physically but mentally. Not having the guilt and shame feelings after drinking too much or too often. Not questioning my direction or purpose in life. Making better choices and getting the results I want!

Here’s to making it another great day!

Putting Myself Out There

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Yesterday was a BIG day for me. Back in 2013 I started this blog – when I had intentions of doing a 100 Day AF Challenge. I didn’t make the 100 days – but I did get a good stretch in. I went back to re-read a few of those blogs and thought wow – I’m still thinking a lot of those things.

And then it was like an ‘a-ha’ moment. That stuff is in the past and while it has brought me to where I am today – what really counts is where I am going.

I can’t keep looking back on what I did, how long I stayed on track. I have to start with a clean slate and just look ahead. Taking it ‘one day at a time’.

Today is Day 4 AF for me – I am also finishing a 3 Day Refresh and feeling pretty amazing (I can’t wait to see my results tomorrow morning when I compare from Day 1).

And while it’s the weekend – my only focus is to get ready for my Extreme Challenge on Monday! It’s an amazing program – 21 days, 30 minute workouts (so very doable) and I of course include my go to “healthiest meal of the day” Shakeology. I missed having it every day when I was sick with anxiety, stress and migraines and it’s a vicious cycle because when I do drink it I feel so much better!

So my go to drinks now – water, mineral water or sparkling water with a splash of lemon, herbal teas AND my Energize (pre-workout) – I love how this stuff makes me feel – Packs a healthy punch to give me the boost I need!

My plan tomorrow is to go grocery shopping, plan my clean eating meals (and the resources that come with this program make it so easy). The support too! I joined a group – we’re all in this challenge for a chance to be part of an Infomercial for the 21 Day Fit Extreme. This is a dream of mine and that’s my focus. You know the Law of Attraction – ask, believe and receive… Visualize – I want this! So I’m not thinking of drinking… I’m thinking of SHRINKING and being one of the success stories! I believe it so much that I did my very first public video (as part of the assignment for this challenge) and posted it and put it out there publicly. If you want to see it it’s on my page at www.BeFitSpirited.com (which for now is just my Facebook ‘like’ page – but that too will change as my focus is to build my website to track my journey).

I really felt like I was on ‘fire’ yesterday – this passion! I want to succeed and transform myself in every way – mind/body and spirit and more than that I want to help others do it too … which is why I’m coaching.

I hope you’ll follow my journey … and if ever you want to reach out – I’d love to be your coach for FREE!!

After 30 Days… Back to Day 1

Following my 30 Day AF … I fell back into the old patterns and old habits so here I am tday affirming this below… 13507222_10153415036392563_5832215006420408831_n

I am ready to take the dive into a LONGER period of abstinence because the 30 days – while they were great and many positives came from it, it seems that I need more time to truly RESET my old habits. And so as it’s the first day of summer, I’m professing a ‘dry summer’… 74 days to my 50th Birthday and who knows… perhaps I may decide at that point that alcohol will not take part in my life as it did in the first half-century of my life.

I was reminded of the great supports and resources out there and found a new one too… and was re-inspired.

Last week was really tough on me mentally as I felt myself spiraling out of control again. And I’m so grateful to have made the decision to make today a new DAY 1 as my oldest reached out to me in crisis and I was ‘present’ for her.

Gone are the days where I use alcohol to supposedly help me cope with the stress – it only ends up bringing me more anxiety and guilt… and the problems that were there before remain. It’s time to learn NEW ways of managing my emotions, stressors and mostly since it’s summer – re-learn ways to have fun and be social without alcohol.

I’m going to keep going to my resources for support: HAMS, The 30 Day Sobriety Solution book by Jack Canfield, and this newest one (she’s a foody but she made the ‘decision‘ to let go of alcohol in her life and her story is the one who has me completely re-inspired that I can do this).

I’m going to dive back into what I’m truly passionate about and that is ‘healthy active living’ and inspiring others to live their best lives too. I am doing a 3 Day Refresh starting tomorrow. I’m going to get back to my workouts (after listening to Chalene’s amazing podcast tonight I’m pumped – have a listen – Motivation and Energy on Demand) – I’m pumped and ready to get myself back on track! No more sulking … and more acknowledging my blessings and just how far I have come.

30 Days AF Achieved!

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Yesterday marked the end of my 30 Day PUSH challenge and my 30th Day AF! This morning I stepped on the scale and measured up because not only was I doing this to be AF but I’m on a mission to be #Fitby50.

The results were great!! After my trip to Barbados I needed to give my liver a break.

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And now going into June – my goals are to be AF 5 to 6 days a week and if I can’t stick to that then it’s back to a stretch of ZERO alcohol…

This is a process and I’m threading through it. I have big life changes coming up and coasting – soaking in all the blessings that have come my way.

Life is good – and alcohol does NOT rule my life anymore!