I did it! I made it 30 days and did not cheat once!!! I went away for the weekend, I went to parties, I went to a wedding and I held strong. I really cannot believe that the month is over. There were times it was hard, there were times I wanted other things, there were times I was detoxing (which still happens) but I jumped over each hurdle and made it to the other side.
I feel great! My body loves the nutrients it is getting. Yesterday, I had a brunch a The Green Boheme and got so busy in the morning that I forgot to juice. Oh man, I felt off all day. All I wanted to do was go home and juice. I was seriously CRAVING that juice. I had my juice later in the day and felt rocking and rolling again. That juice is such powerful stuff and I really can't imagine a day passing where I won't have my juice.
Those that have been here since the beginning know that I am also participating in a Summer Challenge with Fitlife.tv. That challenge does not official end until mid August, but the bikini picture that you saw a month ago was because of that challenge. Today I figured it was only appropriate to get that bikini back on my body and take some pictures to see what has changed.
Bam! There you have it. That's what one month of progress looks like eating raw and working out. That is a 15.4 pound difference and a much healthier body. I am currently sitting at 211.4lbs. Yep, only one pound away from being in the single digits....and seriously ELEVEN POUNDS from being under 200!!! That is INSANE! When I weighed 260lbs that seemed a life time away and now it is just right there, waving it's hand at me and calling me to come on over.
When I posted the before picture I did it knowing that I might not have an after picture. Maybe that would be it and I came to terms with that and became comfortable in the body that I had at that moment. I started to praise it and thank it for all it had done for me and now...that body is rewarding me by getting more and more powerful. I can't begin to express how important it is to stop being ourselves up. I don't care if you are big or small....LOVE what you have! Sure you may want to change it, but if you talk down to it everyday you are going to get NO WHERE. Trust me, I did.
So here I stand, I challenge you all....take out a swimsuit, your bra/underwear, naked, whatever....and take a picture of yourself. You don't have to share it with the world either, just look at it yourself. It is SCARY as hell but when you are done you can sit back and look at it and find all the things that are wonderful and powerful about the body you currently live in. Trust me, your body will be so happy for you when you just let all that negativity go.