Hello! Welcome!! Phew, my very first blog. This is a big deal. Anyone who knows me personally knows me, knows that I’m not really one for sharing feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I will talk your ear off if you catch me in the right mood, on the right subject. As far as sharing my deep thoughts and feelings though, I usually keep it to myself.
Over the past year and a half or so, I have managed to completely change my lifestyle. I was never really “in shape”, or what I would consider “naturally thin”. However, after the birth of my second son in June 2016, I knew I was going to have to lose weight, and I was going to have to do it the right way this time.
I, like most people, have lost and gained weight so many times, trying so many quick fixes. From Weight Watchers to injecting myself everyday with HCG, I have tried so many things. This time, I didn’t want to have to rely on any plan, any pill, or any device. I wanted to figure this out, without hanging my success on the efficacy of a product or medication. I needed to rely on me, and my knowledge to figure this out.
So I dove deep! Holy crap. I dove straight into the wormhole of YouTube. I binge watched YouTube like most people binge watch HGTV. I wanted to learn every possible thing I could learn about nutrition and flexible dieting. By no means am I an expert, but by investing in my knowledge, I have managed to lose 107 pounds, naturally, through flexible dieting. I truly feel like I’ve finally found the lifestyle change that all those thin, beautiful fitness people are always ranting and raving about. And I love it. Never did I think I’d see the day where I craved the gym. If I can get from where I was, to where I am now. I really feel like anybody can.
While I was in the process of losing weight, I really didn’t talk about it a lot. I was focused, I had a goal, and I knew that goal was going to take a long time. It was a process. Of course people noticed I was losing weight eventually. But it really wasn’t until they saw the longevity and the perceived “discipline” that I had, and that I was still consistently losing weight 6 months, 8 months, a year later, that the questions really started picking up.
People wanted to know how I was doing it, what plan, what pill, what shake. You would not believe the looks I got when I said the word “macros” 😂. Although I feel like flexible dieting is pretty commonly talked about online these days, there are still a lot of people that have no clue what you’re talking about. But when you try to explain that it’s basically eating a balanced diet, that somehow seems even more strange and like a bunch of crap.
I truly want to be able to explain my process, my mindset, and the things that got me from point A to point B. But holy crap it’s hard to do in one brief little conversation or text or (as I’m learning), instagram post. Dang you character limit!!
I recently started an Instagram @mommytracksmacros to try and shed some light on this for people I know that were interested and had questions. Something I could make public, without it being mixed in with pictures of my kids eating spaghetti or playing baseball.
Good lord though. As soon as I actually started wrangling my thoughts and actually trying explain and talk about it, I quickly realized how complicated and complex this issue is. This is not something where I can just say eat this, don’t eat that. Do this in the gym, this many times a week. There is so much more to it than that. Once I started making posts and trying to explain, after keeping it to myself for a year and a half, I could not for the life of me shut up about it. Instagram character limits are my worst nightmare. I just have so many thoughts! 🤣
So that is the purpose of this blog, and maybe one day a podcast, who the heck knows. Where I can actually sit down, get my thoughts out, and talk to you as a friend about how to actually create lifestyle change for the every man, or probably in this case the every woman💪🏼 haha. I hope that I can help you get your head around this, and show you that it is possible, and that you don’t have spend a fortune on gimmicky fads and extreme measures to create the ever illusive “lifestyle change”. Take a deep breathe, eventually you might even love it. Maybe you won’t just meal prep and work out because you think you have to, but because you love the way it makes you feel to take care of yourself and feel strong. Things could get weird, but here we go! 💪🏼🙌🏻