6.19.2014

I Am Fearless


As I sit here to write, I started to wonder when have I been fearless. To be honest, I think my whole life has been fearless but lately the one that sticks out the most to me is my new fitness journey

Now, I don't have a crazy story of it. I didn't lose 50lbs like Ms. Liz did! Which I am extremely proud of her hard work. All I started doing was moving. 

I would say my journey began last summer. I stepped on the scale and realized I gained 15 pounds from my honeymoon cruise. I immediately started browsing on how to lose those 15 pounds. I came across beach body. 

Beach body sounded amazing. You pick a program, do the workouts, eat a shake, and boom you lose weight. At least that's what I thought, but it didn't work like that. I did ChaLean Extreme during the summer. It worked but the scale didn't move. I was extremely upset. I was mad at myself. I turned to food. I turned to everything else but myself. 

October came and we went on our amazing anniversary/birthday cruise. I gained another 15 pounds. At first I just thought it was because of drinking and I would lose the weight once I stopped and started to drink water. Nope. My body hates me and didn't work like that. 

Now I sit 30 pounds heavier. The heaviest I have ever been in my entire life and it makes me extremely depressed. I have no one to blame. I have no one who can lose it for me. I need to do this for myself. I need to stop being fearful and step outside of my circle. 

This brings me to current, now I am meeting with a nutritionist and learning so much. I started barre classes and running. Running has become my new therapy. I try to run at least 2 miles a day Monday -Friday. Next thing, I am going to really take a look at my food. As they say, "you can't workout a bad diet"


I am going to be fearless to lose this weight. Fearless to find myself. Fearless to find happiness again. Fearless in doing more things for myself. Fearless to share the entire process with all of you in hopes of inspiring just one person just as Liz inspired me to get moving again. 

Next time we take family photos, I want to be able to notice the difference in the above photos and the new ones. 

How are you being fearless? 




Liz @ Fitness Blondie

4 comments

Em said...

Rock it girl! You can do it!! I feel like the hardest part is getting started and into a good routine. You got this!! :)

Ashlee said...

I'm so proud of you Jess! Truly, I have followed you and your journey for almost 2 years now (maybe longer, Idk) but it's been such an incredible journey. I know it hasn't been easy but your determination is what makes me SO proud of you!

Get it girl! Be Fearless!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

You are fearless everyday you decide to make a change and eat healthier and workout! Get it girl!

Nadine Lynn said...

You got this girl!!! I so wish it was as easy to get the weight off as it is to put on! I have never gone away somewhere for a week and lost weight!!! My biggest struggle is with food too.

Just keep pushing, you can do it!