Stellar Day Blog, Inspiration

I’m not even sure where to start. To start at the beginning would mean that I would be setting you up to read an incredibly long explanation as to why I haven’t been taking care of myself (at least not very well) this year and while SOME of you might be down for that, I know now all of you are.

So I’ll just catch you up.

I had a baby this year. We planted a church this year. We homeschooled our kids this year. We transitioned nannies this year. Twice. We kept our work load the same with our business and on top of all of that, we are rolling out a new branch to our business, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

READ: THIS YEAR WAS SO CRAZY, INSANE, EXHAUSTING, OVERWHELMING AMONG OTHER EMOTIONS THAT I BARELY HAD TIME TO THINK ABOUT MYSELF LET ALONE DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. And honestly? I have been living with an ‘I don’t care’ attitude about it.

But I have recently been encouraged to change all of that. If I’m being even MORE honest, my ‘I don’t care’ attitude actually didn’t start to shift until I had already started this program. But I started it even with a bad attitude because I knew deep down that now is the time and that if I don’t start to take care of myself again, I might never get back to that place. I saw the downward spiral beginning mentally for me, and I felt like I was headed for an ugly place. An ugly place that just started with being in a ‘funk’ and doing nothing about it to get out.

My friend Sarah, who I go to church with at Heritage Church, is a Beach Body Coach, and I’ve watched her journey over this whole past year. It’s been inspirational to watch, and she’s really kicked butt at it. I finally messaged her to get the scoop. With an apathetic heart, I decided to give this program a try to see if it could make a difference for me. Sarah was super patient, encouraging, understanding and just awesome about exactly where I was at. I was honest with her about where I was, but she was confident that I could do this and that I COULD fit it into my crazy lifestyle.

That was only one week ago. I trusted her, I took the plunge, I committed with all of my heart (even an apathetic one at first) and I watched everything change for me in literally SEVEN days.

My foggy mind cleared up, my focus became more sharp, I didn’t feel sluggish anymore once I changed my diet, and I worked out EVERY DAY for a week. For me, this is huge. AND I lost three pounds in the first week, which for me, is also huge.

So I am beginning week 2 of the 21 Day Fix and I am SO excited to see the changes that could (and will) occur this week. Fitting in the 30 minute workouts has been SO easy, AND the workouts are amazing and effective. I’ve been eating clean and focused on making good choices instead of not caring about it, like I did a week ago. I feel stronger already, hopeful on so many levels, and ready to kick butt to reach my goals.

Let me encourage you. If you are in the same place that I was, don’t let your own negative mind be what stops and hinders you from moving forward. Move forward and make good choices, even with a bad attitude. I DID. And I quickly realized that my mindset was shifting to match how I actually started feeling. Because eating better and moving at all, feels better than eating crappy and not exercising. It just does, you can’t deny it. Yes, there’s pain. Yes, there’s sweat. Yes, it’s hard work. But I already feel better after one week and it’s been an amazing journey so far.

Stay tuned for more weekly updates from me as I finish the program. And if you’re looking to get started yourself, you HAVE to contact my friend Sarah. She’s an amazing coach and has literally helped change my health life in the past 7 days. It’s not a gimmick and I wasn’t paid for this post. It’s literally me encouraging YOU to do what it takes to get your health back.

You’ve got this!

About The Author

I’m the owner and editor of Stellar Day Blog! I started blogging back in 2009 right after I had my first son and I often say that blogging saved my life. I didn’t realize I had so much I wanted and needed to say, and blogging gave me a creative outlet to do it. It turned from figuring out how to be a mom into wanting to encourage and inspire others in a lot of avenues that inspire ME daily. I love Jesus, people, coffee, starting businesses and encouraging others to succeed. I’m the owner and CEO of Jay & Jess Photography, which I own with my husband. We live in Scottsdale, AZ and don’t plan to leave anytime soon UNLESS we have the chance to move to the mountains. Just kidding. Not really. Sort of. I love to travel, get coffee with friends, take rad photos and build relationships with our clients. After all is said and done, it’s my goal with this blog to lift your spirits a little, and for you to leave a little happier than when you came. Because everyone knows that we could all use a little more happy in our days. I’m just a girl who’s inspired by life, people, details, words, art, love and who seeks any opportunity possible to spark a little inspiration into others. So I hope you find just that!

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  1. Renee

    Jess,
    This was very encouraging!
    I have lady friends who are thinking as you did but I can encourage them to get started as you did !
    You are an honest writer ! I love your genuiness!
    It was nice meeting you in church 2 Sundays ago.
    Keep moving forward !

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