Today is the very first day of March… “So what?”, you say? Well, there have been many first days of many months that I’ve said to myself and to others that those days will be the day that I will make an effort to lose weight. It’s on those first days of the month that I’ve said:
“I will eat healthier, I will exercise more, I will go to the gym regularly, I will give up chips and burgers, I will cut out carbs, I will go paleo, I will go vegan, I will do a juice cleanse…”
So many times I’ve said to either a friend, a family member or my boyfriend – “Really, really! Today is the day, I swear!” Yet, all those times were NOT the days. I had broken this promise so much, that the more I said them, the less powerful the words became and the more I started to stop believing in them.
I remember the very first time that I really wanted to lose weight, I decided to do a tea cleanse. This tea cleanse lasted for 28 days where I drank a morning tea every day to help “boost” my energy, and a night tea cleanse alternating nights to “purify” my body. I was to cut out anything processed, low carbs, no dairy, lower caffeine intake (which was the hardest thing I had to do since my body ran on pure caffeine), NO ALCOHOL, and fill up on leafy greens, natural foods, and healthy snacks. I did this for 28 days! In fact, I was very successful. I lost 15 lbs, reduced belly bloating, looked hot, skin glowed, and more importantly felt so amazing. I was so fricken proud and was so happy with the results that I took it upon myself to become an unofficial spokesperson for this tea cleanse and was recommending it to everyone I talked to. I’m 5’8 and after this cleanse, I lost 15lbs and weighed 132.
Fast forward to today, 2 years later – still 5’8, but now I weigh 152 lbs. Don’t get me wrong, in no way am I overweight. But I have definitely gained some pounds and I just don’t feel my absolute best. My new year’s resolution this year was to eat healthier and finally lose the weight that I’ve slowly gained in the past 2 years. It’s March already and I think I’ve actually gained a couple of pounds. I don’t know exactly why but I woke up today and decided that…
I’m going to finally stop “talking” about it, instead, I’m going to blog, and BE ABOUT IT!
I choose today to be THE DAY! Wish me luck… and stay tuned…