My Self-Limiting Belief

I thought I'd always be semi-fit. You know, just fit enough to not disgust people when I go to the beach. For the last 5 years I've worked under this belief. I'm not sure why I believed this, but I did. Maybe it was a "Just get by" mentality, where I didn't have to push myself to hard because being VERY fit was not possible anyways... right?

Back in December I decided to go through my life with a fine-tooth comb looking for self-limiting beliefs and this one was highlighted. So, I made a goal: "I want to wake up every morning, look in the mirror and say, "Dang, I look good". Until I get there, I will work as hard as I possibly can. 

Fast forward 3 months and I've gone from a waste size of 32" to waste size of 28". Honestly, I didn't even know I had that much weight to lose! Not only that, but I've seen muscles in my shoulders and arms that I've never seen before, and even some abs (Haven't seen those since middle school)! With that said, I'm not there yet but I'm excited about where I'm going.

What have I learned so far?

  1. My physical health matters much more than I thought it did 3 months ago: I have felt so good since I've started meal prepping. Eating healthy makes you feel healthy, it's just that simple.
  2. The only person holding me back from breaking chains off of my life was myself: I have felt so empowered to look at other facets of my life and ask the question: "Am I limiting myself just because I don't want to do the work in order to achieve my dreams?"
  3. I feel more confident: This is not really a revelation as much as it is a simple fact. Look good, feel good. 

What about you?


I want to learn from you. Since I've started the blog I have consistently been telling you what I've been learning. This has been great but my goal for my online presence is not to teach as much as it is to create a space where we can teach each other.

We are in a four-week series called Healthy Measures where it's all about learning small measures from each other in order to maintain our personal well being. This could be anything, something big or something small. A little tip to help someone else or to spark a conversation on health is what I am hoping for! I would strongly encourage you to post in the Facebook Group sometime in the next couple of days!

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