Making Progress

Every journey takes one step at a time! One foot in front of the other. Life is a learning curve and everyday is a new start for you on your journey. As you know my journey started a few years ago as a miserable 18/19 year old, so desperate to feel vibrant! Over my first journey I lost over 75 poundsPhoto_2017-04-11_12-22-38_PM in 6 months and it really did change my life! And as life happens sometimes, here I am again walking my journey back to health. I am not back where I started, but between new marriage and first pregnancy, I took a step back from my size 8 jeans to a size 16! When I started back on this journey to health I was up to 250 pounds with my 3 months old handsome man wearing me out! Haha. You moms know what I am talking about! I set my mind to getting back to health and have used the tools in my toolbox to make it happen! My favorite tool by far is 30 Days to HePhoto_2017-04-11_12-23-14_PMalthy Living all the way! I have the energy to chase my little one. I have a clear head to make the decisions I need to and I feel good!  I have been on 30 Days to Healthy Living, or 30 Days to Fit if you have been with me a while, for a couple of months now. I am excited to tell you that since I have been back in action on 30 Days to Healthy Living (late January) I have lost 26 pounds!!! In fact, look at what it has done in my face! The first picture is from February 22nd to April 5th… The second picture is from March 25th to April 5th!! Only 11 Days!

 

Accountability

I truly believe that one of the main reasons I have been successful with weight loss thus far has been accountability! And I am not talking about those around me. Yes, I have my family to help keep me on track, but the tool that I have loved for so long has been a food journal. You can keep one on paper or online. I personally use Myfitnesspal. I have downloaded the app on my phone and by keeping track of every morsel that passes my lips. You have to be your best partner when it comes to weight loss. Your mind can be your biggest adversary and if you truly want to be healthy, you need all the tools you can get. I know I do! So I challenge you today to commit. Decide today to give it 30 days. Your mindset will change and you will be triumphant! If you want my accountability, I would love to help you on your journey! Email me at annajoyjeffrey@gmail.com and we will stay in touch as we walk this road together. But please start a food journal. If you are using protein powder with me get creative with low calorie shakes and fun protein bars to mix things up. Keep track of everything and it will help to keep you motivated to stay on track! Comment below if you have had success in the past like I have! myfitnesspal-logo-600x200

It’s a New Day

I want to take a moment and tell you that today is a new day, no, today is your day!! Everyday is a new beginning and I want to challenge you to take today to slow down and see those people around you. Take the time to talk to someone you wouldn’t normally talk to. Invite a friend over and find a new healthy recipe to learn to cook together. Fellowship with those around you. So many times we get too busy ande9667a7198aee40ad31b343712ee7288 we miss out on those precious moments around us! We all live very busy lives, believe me! But today take a moment to share what you are doing on your journey to health because what you are learning could transform the lives of those around you! Be bold! I am down 20 pounds and feeling amazing! That baby weight doesn’t leave easy, but I am doing it! And the knowledge I have can help to transform the lives of the people I meet! Today is your day! Slow down and enjoy it!