Let me get real and personal with all of you for a second... These are statements I’ve gotten lately for strangers and from people I know. “Why are you working out? You’re already skinny.” “You don’t need to diet.” “Do you even eat anything?” “Why are you starving your body?” “Don’t you know you’re the size of a twig?” The list goes on and on.
I work out because I finally realized that I only have one body, and I need to treat it right. I work out to actually gain weight. Yes, I know I’m small. Actually, I’m underweight. What you might see as “the perfect image”, I see it as “I need some work”
That doesn’t mean I don’t love my body. Because I do. But I know that there are some things that I want to change. I want to feel confident in my own skin.
Every time I go to try on clothes I instantly get frustrated because of my tiny arms and legs don’t fill the clothing out.
On an emotional level, I work out because I love the way it makes me feel. You know the quote “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t kill their husbands, they just don’t”
Do you know how TRUE that statement is?
Something I haven’t opened up to a whole lot of people about is my anxiety and depression that I’ve recently been diagnosed with. Yes, I recently started taking medication for it but it doesn’t help completely. You know what does? TAKING CARE OF MYSELF.
Which is easier said than done. But when I spend 30 minutes a day taking care of myself, eating right, treating my body right, fueling it with the energy that it needs, I feel AMAZING. Besides myself, do you know who benefits from that? My husband. My children. My family. Everyone around me.
I’m tired of feeling sluggish. I’m tired of feeling depressed. I’m tired of hating my body. I’m tired of not having the energy to keep up with my kids. I’m tired of hating my body for being “to small”
THIS is why I decided to be a health an fitness coach. It helps hold me accountable in my own journey. And I want to help hold others accountable as well! If you want to know what I’ve been up to and how I’ve made these changes, send me a DM! Let’s chat 💗💗
I am honestly so grateful for coming across these amazing products 🌱 that have not only helped me lose weight and continue to and tone, but have changed my life completely and perspective on health and fitness! 🏋️♀️🔥 From going from a complete hermit, not wanting to do anything to exercising and going to the gym, cooking from scratch and finally taking my health seriously!
To finally be able to enjoy shopping and buying clothes rather than completely avoiding it because I had little confidence 🛍
To be completely off my medication for PND and mentally be in a better place aswell as physically!
Now to be able to see my entire family follow my lead and care about their health too is the best!
Tonight as a family we have tuna steaks with veg! 🐟
I still haven’t yet reached my goal but I’m just so proud of myself for getting off my arse and making a change!! 😍😍 If I can honestly do it, so can YOU!! This isn’t a stupid diet, it’s a change in life, a change in health!!.
Pm me for more info! .
This is the goal 🙌🏼 this is not me defined by my size, this is the last time I remember being happy in my skin.
A major element of being happy for me is being confident in how I look and feel. I’m no longer as confident as I am in this photo for the simple and agonising fact that I’ve gained weight. I want to be this confident again. I want to wear an outfit like this and pose like this with that huge smile on my face, and feel confident about how I look.
Today I start my journey towards getting here again. And this is my account I’ve created to help people just like me wanting to find that happiness again. The happiness a healthy body creates. I look forward to sharing my yummy recipe creations with you!
P Often we judge people wrongly. Perhaps you would think a big strong man like Josh was happy with his large size. This is what he says: “Some of y’all see the result of my commitment to my health but many didn’t see the challenges behind the scenes. 👎🏽Insecurities about my body 🤷🏽♂️
👎🏽Embarrassed because of clothes not fitting 👕 👎🏽Loss of breath after tying my shoes 👟
👎🏽Couldn’t buckle my seatbelt on a plane ✈️ 👎🏽Hiding behind a smile when called FAT 😢
Since taking on my health last year...I’ve had a renewed sense of ALIVENESS!!! I’m so passionate because this journey has completely CHANGED MY LIFE AROUND!
My journey has NOTHING to do with weight loss but everything to do with LIFE GAIN. I’m so glad I stopped sleeping on my health and I am really excited to keep making an impact in the world by bringing others with me." Do you know "a Josh"? I would be happy to be a guide to better health with him or her. #gettinghealthy#gettingconfident#kauffmanhealthcoaching