Hey! Oh how I’ve missed you! You motivate me!

Well hello, hello!

It’s been some time since I’ve actually written anything. I really let life get in the way again. I forget that this is kind of my therapy and boy do I need it!..lol

I think I started blogging for some of the wrong reasons. I thought, well maybe I can be one of those bloggers who experience instant success and are able to make money doing it. I am now learning that is the wrong reason to do it. It was feeling like a chore, or something that I needed to do.

The other reasons I started blogging were to help others and also because I like it. I am going to get back to the basics. I love seeing people using my ideas and being motivated by what I write. Truth is it also helps motivate me too. I need it to keep me on track.

No matter how long you’ve been in this lifestyle, you always need support. For me this is a form of support and also holds me accountable. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of friends who I use to motivate me and turn to when I’m just not feeling it, I just happen to like this form of “therapy” for myself in lieu of it all.

These past few months I have been following a vegan diet(as some of you already know). Believe it or not, I have stuck to it. I actually like it and it was not nearly as tough as I imagined it would be. I have learned so much about it and have experimented with many different vegan products. I recently signed up for a weekly produce delivery too. I love getting fresh veggies delivered to my door weekly. Plus it helps support our local farmers and the quality is second to none.

My daughter is getting so big too! She’s almost 17 months now. She ha a handful of words in her vocabulary and is a little ball of energy.She definitely rules the house..lol. She still isn’t a good sleeper though, boo. I feel like I haven’t slept in YEARS!

I really like the stage she is in now. She is so much fun. She likes to workout with me and it is so cute. She likes to do squats and downward dog…lol. I hope her interest stays and she will grow up loving it. She also loves music and dancing.

Well, I’ve been kind of all over the place, sorry. It’s just been so long! I have so much to say! And honestly I could go on and on.

I will talk to you all soon! Stay tuned for more recipes and just life experiences!

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Challenge update-Week 1

Well, it’s been a week and I’m still alive! Ha!

The first few days were tough, I won’t lie. I am an habitual morning weigher. I step on the scale right when I get up, after I pee and before my coffee(I may be nuts). I had to actually change my morning routine a bit. I also had to put the scale away so I wouldn’t be temped.

Not logging my food was a mental game the first few days as well. I reached for the scale out of habit, but quickly realized what I was doing and put it safely away in a drawer.

A few things have come from this in the first week.

  1. I wake up feeling better about myself. I am going off of how I FEEL and not what the scale says. This one is huge for me.
  2. I have not stepped out of my nutrition as much. I am finding by going off how I feel instead of trying to hit a number I am not having as many cravings. It’s pretty awesome.
  3. I am a prep master!
  4. My clothes are looser and I am much happier in general.

So I think it’s safe to say things are going well. I got myself a FitBit on Monday too! I absolutely love it and it definitely is keeping me motivated to stay active, and really that’s the key along with a well-balanced healthy diet.

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I am looking forward to seeing what week two will bring and how I will feel. Stay tuned!

As always, please feel free to comment or email me @ coachingbybillie@gmail.com

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30 day challenge…

Ok, so some of you who are into fitness/nutrition the way I am probably experience some level of the same challenge. I have been logging my food daily for quite some time. I have taken a break here and there, but subconsciously I think that was so I could eat what I wanted without feeling bad. I also weigh myself quite a bit. I have committed numerous times to “divorcing” my scale and have yet to be successful. I know what some of you are thinking, “throw the scale away”, “it doesn’t define you”, etc.. I even tell people the same thing. I have not been practicing what I preach. When you come from my background, where you spent your entire life being over weight and unhealthy, these things become a major crutch. Although I am very knowledgeable, I still don’t trust myself.

“I can and I will”

So here is my challenge for myself and to those of you who struggle with the same.

I, Billie Wyatt(and whomever decides to join me), will not weigh myself nor log my food for 30 days. I will use my plethora of knowledge and learn to trust myself. I will do things in moderation and eat clean minimally 80% of the time. I will continue my training routine and hold myself accountable by “telling on myself” here, to all of you when I get off track.

Maybe you are wondering what I am looking to get from this. Well, I want to have a better relationship with food and I want to learn to love the body I am in 100% of the time. I don’t think it is unhealthy to track your food, so don’t get me wrong. I think if you are trying to reach a specific goal it is almost necessary. However, for me, after 7-8 years I need to step back for a minute. I will always log/track my food in some way, shape or form, but I don’t want it to be my crutch.

Anyway, I could ramble on for days..lol

As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at coachingbybillie@gmail.com or by simply commenting above 🙂

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Was I dedicated or obsessed?


Dedication- The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or                             purpose

Obsession- An idea or thought that continually preoccupies or                                          intrudes on a person’s mind


When I first began working out and really watching what I ate, everyone was so supportive.  They would always pay me compliments like, ‘Wow! Good for you!”, “You’re doing amazing, keep it up!”, and “I wish I were that dedicated”. It really made me feel great.

As time passed, I became much more focused on my goals. I lived, ate, and breathed fitness and nutrition. My lifestyle had completely changed. I was no longer indulging in things I once had and my idea of fun was hitting the gym or a five-mile run.

Was I dedicated? Absolutely. Some may even say obsessed. In my opinion there is a very thin line between the two, and one must occasionally cross over to be successful. Was this really a bad thing? I was over weight, unhealthy and miserable. I was able to go from 260 pounds at 5′ 5″, to 148. I no longer abused my body by constantly poisoning it  with tons of sugar, fat, and just plain unhealthy foods. 264790_2253598498643_6580362_n

For me my dedication/obsession was necessary. A lot of people I knew really had a problem with it, or so it seemed. I would hear about the comments being made when I wasn’t around, and guess what? I really didn’t care. It was exactly what I needed. I finally felt good about myself! What was so wrong with that? Nothing.

So what’s my point, right? My point is, it doesn’t matter. If you are comfortable with what you are doing and you are successful, a little obsession is ok. I would not be where I am  now mentally and physically otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

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