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Lessons I’ve Learned: Part 1

I took some time to write down the lessons I have learned from being fat to fit and since I am still learning these lessons, it will be an ongoing blog post.

However, for now I have a 4 part series and I will give you one lesson per day and it all leads up to our “Summer Slim Down” program which I will tell you more about later…..

Lesson #1
Life is Too Short to Not Enjoy Every Minute…..

After I had my children I reached my heaviest at 217 pounds. And some of you may be reading this going wow, 217 that’s big. Then some of you may read this and think 217, that’s nothin’. Either way, I hope you find something here that you can relate to. We all have our own version of what is average, good, big, bigger and too big…. And that is a personal place.

Me Then....

I think of that day, the day I reached 217 and was about to purchase a pair of size 18 pants as the day I hit ‘bottom’. I was really miserable, I always thought I looked good and I had a good body image but at that point I was sad to see what had become of me in the mirror… Actually I didn’t even see me in the mirror I just saw fatness. And honestly I really didn’t see it coming, but there it was and I left the store crying!

I did not want to get any bigger and I knew that if I wouldn’t have taken immediate and drastic action that the only thing that would happen is, yep, you guessed it, I would get bigger.

I thought to myself, I have a great husband and two brand new children to share my life with only I don’t want to share my life because I am uncomfortable, frustrated and honestly embarrassed. I would never let anyone know that, but deep down inside that is how I felt. I lost myself and hated that feeling.
I remember that feeling of wanting to play with my kids but just not having the energy to do it. Carrying around all that extra weight makes you very tired and actually depressed so the oomph to get up and go just wasn’t there. It made me sad because I was turning down precious opportunities to share precious memories with my children that I can’t EVER get back!

As a family we would go camping and of course camping usually leads to some sort of swimming and I had to get a bathing suit….. I went for several years not wearing a bathing suit because I was just not happy with what I saw in the dressing room and then of course 2 pregnancies later ….. I had to purchase one of those bathing suits that was a full suit with a skirt thingy around the bottom….. I hated that and therefore, when the rest of the family was swimming I was hiding on the beach, hot and miserable again missing out on opportunities to enjoy my family and enjoy my life. You know there is nothing better than getting in the nice cool water on a really hot day, but being fat kept me from that joy.

More of me.....

And clothes, uggh, for several years I would not wear anything that didn’t provide full coverage. As a matter of fact I wore my maternity clothes for at least 2 years after my last child was born….. I used to hate going to work functions or to meetings in maternity clothes, especially 2 years after the pregnancy. I really felt unprofessional and quite frumpy most of the time which in turn made me shy away from business opportunities and building relationships with people.

I guess what I am trying to say here is, being fat gave me feelings of depression and self consciousness, it made me tired and grouchy and those feelings resulted in me turning down great things in my life and life is just too short to not fully enjoy every single wonderful opportunity that we are blessed with everyday!

So I started my journey to get back to a place where I felt alive again, confident again, a place where I was able to play with my children and swim with my family and have some level of looking good when I left the house! Boot camp and my friends from camp have been the biggest part of that journey.

I am still on that journey, I am not where I want to be exactly yet, but I am sure a lot better than I was 50 pounds ago!

Less of me Now...

I hope you are on your journey, I know there is something out there that will work for you if you haven’t found it yet. Today, make a committment to yourself to start something, make the first step and each day will get you closer to your goals!

It now brings me joy to help others on their journey…… to get fit, to lose weight and to feel happy again! I see it happen every day and invite you to email me if you are ready to take the next step and start on that road – I am here to help.

Your Friend,
Napa / Sonoma / St. Helena Adventure Boot Camp

P.S. If you relate to how I felt or maybe you are in a different place but really want to get started in a fitness and nutrition program and work towards your goals we are starting our Summer Slim Down program on 5/17! Now is the time to get started! Click here for more information about Summer Slim Down

P.S.S. Stay tuned for Lesson #2 Tomorrow: There is No Destination….

Weekend Survival Fat Loss Tips

The weekend is almost here! The weekend is a time we all look forward to but for some people can be a danger zone for their fat loss progress.

Today I will share with a you a few simple tips to get through the weekend with out putting your fat loss efforts at risk!

1.) Planning & Preparation

Take a look at what your weekend looks like before you dive right in to the good times! I know this time of year can be very busy especially for moms we have lots of activities like social gatherings and taking kids to sports activities.

If you know you are going to spend a few hours out at a little league game take some time the night before to prepare some healthy snacks, chop up some veggies, package some ready to eat fruit, make your own sandwiches or meals that you can take with you and don’t forget the water!

Prepare yourself and the other family members in advance by letting them know that most of the food at the ‘snack bar’ is unhealthy and by planning and preparing food in advance there should be no reason for hot dogs, nachos and sodas.

You will feel a lot better when you get home because you didn’t stop your fat loss efforts and also for helping your family make better choices as well!

2.) Don’t Skip Breakfast

Mom was right. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! A research group analyzed government data on 4,200 adults. They found that regular breakfast eaters were more likely to exercise regularly. And women who ate breakfast regularly tended to eat fewer calories overall during the day.

Try a breakfast with some protein and some complex carbohydrates to start your day, like a 2 egg scramble with some spinach and mozzarella cheese and a few strawberries or apple slices. Or keep it super simple and almost indulgent and invest in a really great meal replacement or protein powder and make yourself a quick shake in the morning! Here is a link to a great recipe you can try: Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

A good breakfast will keep you full and satisfied and less likely to indulge in the foods that don’t support your fat loss efforts.

3.) Keep on Movin’

When you are following tip number one and planning out your weekend, make sure you plan some time for a workout or some type of activity where you are moving your body!

You can plan a workout for yourself or yourself and some friends, you can plan a walk with the family or plan a more rigorous hike, maybe a bike ride, maybe shooting hoops with the kids or heading to the gym for some time with yourself. Whatever you choose make sure you have it planned in to your weekend and other stuff gets planned around it that way it is one priority that will get done.

I am sure if you choose one or all of the tips above you will not only have a very successful weekend but you will feel better on Monday morning! And you won’t have to worry about getting back on ‘the wagon’ because you will have never fallen off!

Take good care, until next time!

Your Friend –

Procrastinators of the World Unite- Napa Fitness Boot Camp

Man the funniest thing about putting things off:

1.) Usually the task is WAY easier than we have it built up to be in our crazy heads. Right? Usually when we finally make it a priority to accomplish that one thing we have been putting off, it is like, easy… it doesn’t take long and you almost feel kind of lame for not doing it sooner, huh? Like starting a fitness program.

2.) You really feel like you accomplished something when you get ‘it’ done. Like filing a stack of papers, it takes about 15 minutes, however when you are done you feel like you remodeled the house. You get an instant ‘I am so proud of myself’ moment’

3.) We all do it. So why? Interestingly enough we talked about this at RKC as well. No matter what our bodies ALWAYS take the path of least resistance.

There is a delightful story that goes along with this. We have flourescent lights in our garage. You may or may not know this but people in the 21st century actually use lights to see what they are doing! Genius invention! However, one by one over the last 5 or 6 years each one of our flourescent light tubes in the garage (16 total) has burned out. For the last 4 or so months we have had about 2 of them hanging on by a thread, sort of flickering and honestly I couldn’t see to do the laundry unless it was day time and I opened the side door and it was a sunny day. How pathetic is that?

So we brought in a spot light, a small one that we had used for light at one time in the Sonoma Boot Camp, that burnt out as well mainly because it wasn’t on a light switch and we had to walk ALLLLLL the way across the garage to turn it off and of course it rarely got turned off. So once that was gone we put another similar spot light in its place, yep, you guessed it, it burned out. So for a short while we have pretty much not been able to use our garage past sun down.

Why didn’t we just go over to the Home Depot and buy some flourescent tubes and put them up? Well somewhere between crazy and reality we must have thought it was going to cost like $14,000 for light bulbs and take 4 men 3 months to put them up and that seemed WAY to hard so we just never did it….
Well would you?

So today we were driving home from the 9 am Napa boot camp and Jeff said, ‘what do you want to do’ and I said I would like to go to the Home Depot and get some light bulbs for our garage. Keep in mind this wasn’t a special day, just Wednesday. And we had not received a $14,000 windfall or decide on 3 month vacation to install lights. We finally reached that point where we were like, okay, I get it, it is time, let’s just go buy some lights… Do Not pass GO just go straight to the Home Depot.

We bought the lights, 20 bulbs, $43.07, whoooaaa! We got home and we had 15 minutes before we had to pick up the girls from school……. it took us 12 minutes to replace all of them.



12 minutes?

And of course we just stood there with enormous grins on our face because we had REALLY accomplished something! It was a real self-esteem booster.

What are you putting off? Unfinished business? Is there something you know you need to do and keep telling yourself you need to do but just aren’t doing it?

It is probably simple if you write it down and put it on the top of your things to do?

You will feel really good once it is done!

Share it with us below in the comments, we would love to hear from you. Maybe we can help.

See you soon!
Tiffany and Jeff

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