There was a moment 3 years ago when I decided that the current version of myself was NOT going to be how I lived the rest of my life. I was self-conscious, reaching for external validation, lazy, unmotivated, and flat out unhappy. I am a little embarrassed to admit that the change was sparked by a nasty comment made by someone I didn’t even know that somehow got back to me. It was something to the effect of “Carli isn’t as attractive as her husband”. I was devastated. It was so painful to hear and no one who had just had a baby wants to hear that. Ok ok I had had my baby 5 months prior… but still. I was already feeling frumpy and like my sexiness factor was -100, but thought I was being too hard on myself. After I heard that comment I cried for a couple of hours wanting to crawl into victim mode, but instead thought “SCREW THIS! I’m getting me back!” The next day I FULLY committed to working out and eating clean (my way of eating clean which is where my meal plan came from) for a full 12 week fitness program. After I was done I looked better postpartum than I did pre-baby and was so proud! Was it hard? YES but I found a way to get results that was DOABLE and I took it one day at a time. I focused on the process and didn’t get hung up on the number on the scale. I was determined to complete the program and eat as clean as I could for 12 weeks not losing a certain number of pounds. I was my own cheerleader and was proud of every healthy decision I made instead of beating myself up for being less than perfect. I am truly grateful that jerk said that mean comment and that it got back to me. It ignited my fire and I have been hustling every since.
Since that experience I feel like it is my calling to help every mom and women who feels the way I felt to realize IT IS POSSIBLE to change your life. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE AND YOU ARE CAPABLE OF CREATING ANY REALITY YOU WANT. I feel AWESOME, UNSTOPPABLE, and really CONFIDENT. I worked hard and continue to work hard to feel that way and don’t mean to sound boastful, just self-assured. I want to help EVERYONE feel the same.
When you become a mom you seem to give everything away… your body, your time, your sleep, your hobbies, etc. It is a worthy cause but I know that taking care of yourself will make everyone in your home or life happier.
Now I look at life and believe that I can change anything I am not happy with. I am in control.
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Sending you all my love and positivity…
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