Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inspired by real women // now is your time

Keeping myself inspired is the name of the game in weight loss. I'm sure of it.

You're either inspired by chips, ice cream, bread, and mounds of chocolate several times a day....

or you're inspired by other's weight loss journey, healthy food choices, and activities.

Only one set of inspirations will aid in your weight loss. My college education tells me that being inspired by other strong women is the one that will finally allow you to kick the flub to the curb.

When I reflect on my own struggle and journey I can see how I was inspired by the wrong set for a long time. I turned to food as comfort. I chose to celebrate with "treats" that turned into binges. I selected to wish away the pounds rather than to do the hard work. It got me no where---well exept overweight and unhappy.

So choosing to find inspiration in another form was really the only way I was going to be able to lose weight and KEEP IT OFF.  The first place I turned for inspiration was to my relationship with God.  Ashamedly I had never made that connection that my relationship with God could fuel the inpiration to get healthy. Once I successfully aligned myself to the mindset of being devoted and committing my weight loss to  Him the other parts of losing weight fell into place. And before you think it---IT HAS NEVER BEEN EASY. However knowing that the reason for getting healthy was for God to better use me rather than to just look good did make the task ahead of me more manageable. If you're looking for help to allign your spiritual and physical transformation I highly reccoment GODFIT. It's a 6 week devotional complete with workout and fitness routines that WILL help you begin your journey.

Staying inspired is something I constantly need to do. I must look around me to other mothers, different types of food, and varying ways to challenge myself physically in order to LOSE the initial weight and maintain this lifestyle that I've come to love.

I decided that it might be beneficial to others reading to see where I pull inspiration from . Perhaps this can help you KICK YOUR OWN REAR IN GEAR. Have you been waiting for a better time?  NOW IS THE TIME. Some of you stumbled onto this blog JUST TO READ THAT.  Your time is now sister.

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Here are some inpiring blogs that I recommend. None of these ladies know I'm about to name drop---there is nothing in this for me. These are the gals that I began following back in June. Some of them I have internet relationships with-- others I don't.  Their own journeys inspire me and I enjoy following their story oh-so-much

 
 

 
MARY GRAHAM //Trusty Chucks
 

These ladies are mothers. These ladies aren't professionals....and they inspire me. Let their journey inspire yours.

I also have a secret board (love those!) on pinterest that I use to pin images that inspire me to keep going. At least twice a week I scroll through and remind myself WHY.






You can also stay inspired on your weight loss journey by finding fun and exciting ways to enjoy eating. When you're losing weight you're saying NO to a lot of things that you used to indulge in. It can be a huge bummer ---oh who am I kidding it's a MAJOR WAHHHHH BUMMER to say no. So in order to stay inspired in the kitchen and not allow yourself to quit because the FUN of eating is gone---find new ways to have fun!

Here are some of my favorite food inspirations that I make frequently. Delicious and not a diet derailer! WIN.


and I love EVERYTHING from SkinnyTaste.com
 
 
Hearing others tell me that they are inspired by my adventures in getting healthy makes me happy. I write about all this as a way to keep myself accountable and to help others. The ladies above inspired me one day to a pointt where I thought to myself---DUDE IF THEY CAN DO THAT----SO CAN I!  It's attainable girls. Don't quit this time---you're worth it.



xoxox ladies. have a great butt kicking weekend.

Laura Beth

4 comments:

  1. I love this! I've heard such great things about GodFit. I was just discussing it with my husband the other day.
    I've been working really hard at practicing self control in the kitchen and at taking care of my temple. It has been quite hard.
    Thanks for the added inspiration. It is so great that you can find inspiration in others just like I did with you.lovely post.

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  2. Oh girl! I am flattered, so much :) I think I need to update my weight loss pics, huh? It's been a whole 'nother baby and 20 more pounds lost after that one. More so, getting 'fit' versus just losing weight has been my focus. I love real women's stories, especially women (only bc we know the struggle of time), I find it SO motivating. Just being at the park with my neighbor this week, who went on a paleo journey recently and is kicking some major butt at the gym fired me back up again. Inspiration is awesome :)

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  3. I LOVE this post! I also 'follow' Katie. At the beginning of this year I got serious about loosing my baby weight {from 2 kids in 18 months} and dropped about 20 pounds. I found Katie's story so inspiring, so I can't wait to check out some of the other ones you suggest. Congrats to you on getting healthy...YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE! And SO much younger!! Also...I'm so excited to try that apple/peanut butter/nut/choc. chip snack...mmm!

    Abby

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