I’m a warrior at heart. So when I finally faced up to the fact that I’ve got too much fat on my 5’4″ frame, I figured it might be like going into battle to get healthy again.
I learned something today. Getting healthy isn’t like going to war, it’s like coming home.
This is my experience walking in for the first time. Watch:
When I stood on the scale, I thought I’d feel shame. Instead I felt victory and hope. It’s not like I’m skinny either. The number says 163 pounds… that’s about what I weighed when I was pregnant. I used to condemn myself when I gained weight. So why is it different this time?
In the past I went solo… it was private… usually very hard and not very effective. In Psalms it says God will shine light in our dark places. I decided to let him. It’s so different for me to approach health with an openness, eagerness, and humility.
My friends have had great success losing weight and keeping it off with 30/10 Weight Loss for Life. With various locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, they make it convenient. I decided to call the Renton office since it was closest to me. At 30/10 Weight Loss for Life they focus more on health than just losing pounds, and that is important to me. I’m doing this because I want to be stronger, live longer and set a great example for Zoe (our five-year-old.) Of course I also want to look better too.
I will say this. Walking through the door of 30/10 Weight Loss for Life yesterday was like a celebration. It was happy and warm. The women there all treated me like a friend right away. We talked about my schedule, stress eating, how the program works, and every minute I was there I just started to feel more and more encouraged. My coach is already setting up the journey that we’re going to do together. It doesn’t feel lonely, it feels fun.
I was so excited when I walked out the door that I went right to the grocery store and stocked up on fresh things and flavor things.
If you want to join me in this – you can get the first consultation for just $25. It was worth so much more to me. It feels lovely, like coming home to my real self. Can’t wait to share this journey.
Sam Kelly has been compensated by 30/10 Weight Loss for Life in exchange for this post/honest review, but all opinions are her own.
More About Sam: Join Sam Kelly weekdays on SPIRIT 105.3 2pm – 7pm. I used to be someone who never had dirty dishes on the counter… who didn’t have tufts of dog fur in the corners… who got my taxes done before Valentine’s Day. When I married my husband Carlos, I also married three older boys. Then we had our daughter Zoe, a beautiful smart little girl with Down Syndrome, and now I look at life through a series of appointments, tasks undone, and toilet paper on the counter instead of on the holder. I frequently feel sloppy, breathless… and amazed at how much I love my life. It’s imperfect, and it’s joyful in the middle of the mess.