I’m about to embark on Week 7 of my weight loss journey and I thought I’d give you ladies a quick official update of my progress so far! If you missed my initial post on why I have decided to drop some weight and reframe my thoughts around weight loss in general, check out this post here. To make a very long (25+ year!) story short, I have had an incredibly unhealthy relationship with my body for most of my life. Basing my self-worth on the number on the scale, sabotaging myself time and time again when it came to being healthy, and continuously finding myself in a desperate place. After getting real with myself, and seeking support from a registered dietician who lost 100 pounds herself and has kept it off for years, I have been able to totally transform the way I view the process of losing weight, which in the past had always been such a deprivation-based, miserable experience.
I’m happy to report that as of this morning, I have lost 13 pounds! I’ve also lost 5 inches off my waist, and gained a sense of empowerment and confidence around this process that I have never experienced before in my entire life. I have been enjoying wine, dinners out, and a bustling social life, and have had zero guilt about any of it. I’m getting incredible results while still living my life, and improving my mindset. Say what!? You can learn more about this journey by listening to Episode 98 of Style Your Mind.
This is certainly in large part to the way this nutrition program is structured, but I’d be remiss if I did not mention the support group that I co-created with my friend Andrea Crowder. Andrea introduced me to this program, and after seeing the shift not just in my body but my mindset after just a few short days, I knew I would want to share this with everyone. We launched Rebel Body Babes, which is a wellness community for women who prefer approaching weight loss with desire vs. discipline. We meet daily in our private Facebook group, and in just 7 weeks, I have watched that space transform into one of the most nurturing, informative, supportive places I’ve ever been a part of online. Andrea and I have major plans for Rebel Body Babes that go beyond the Facebook group, but for now, we’re indulging in that space and cultivating a sisterhood for all the women we’re leading on this journey.
Here are a few of the comments from some of our Rebel Body Babes who feel the same way:
I also think its important to share a few non-scale victories that I’ve experienced over the past 7 weeks that are worth sharing. Because we all know it’s about so much more than the number on the scale:
Wearing jeans again. They had become so ill-fitting and uncomfortable lately that I stopped even attempting to wear them. I’m happy to report I’ve not just been able to wear jeans again, but look and feel fantastic in them. I have a hefty American Express statement to prove it (LOL).
Feeling energized and excited about my workouts! You ladies know I love SoulCycle, but I feel as though I’ve unlocked another level to a video game recently: I can suddenly ride better, faster, and with more oomph. I feel energized by my rides rather than exhausted. This is 100% due to the way I’m fueling my body, as well as my attitude toward my health in general. I rarely cancel a class – in fact, I am counting down the hours until my next one!
Loving how I look in photos. This. is. huge. I’m really sure of myself in so many areas of my life, but the body image thing has been a struggle. Lately, I’ve been really loving how I look in photos. My husband snapped a shot of me the other night and I didn’t ask him to re-take it or stand in some weird angle to make me look skinny. He took the photo one time. Once! And I was so into it that I looked for every chance I got to show it to people. That’s priceless.
PS – check out these mini abs coming in! I guess they really are made in the kitchen because I haven’t done a single crunch!? Week 1 as compared to Week 5! The gut is gone! (Hallelujah)
Using the power of my mind to expect success. It’s no secret I have been an avid believer and practitioner of the Law of Attraction for the past 10 years. I have been able to program my mind for success in every area of my life: career, money, relationships – it’s about time I began using it for weight loss and achieving my ideal healthy body. Inside Rebel Body Babes, we talk extensively about becoming energetic matches for our dream bodies. We share affirmations, mantras, and exercises to creative positive pathways in our minds for weight loss. I love nerding out with these girls and watching all of our success unfold together.
Shopping my closet! I had outgrown a lot of my favorite outfits after putting on weight over the past year or so. Getting to shop my closet again and wear my favorite pieces (and discover that they’re actually big on me now!) has been a treat. I love fashion. Having more options and getting to play with my style again has been such a gift.
Sitting down and not readjusting my top 39428042 times. After gaining weight, I started to feel so self-conscious when I’d sit down. Is my shirt tugging at my waist? Are my rolls showing? My tops were tight and I felt so uncomfortable. Eventually, I started wearing really oversized tops to avoid that situation altogether and that made me feel even worse. Who wants to walk around in a tent!? I’m happy to report, I recently noticed myself just sitting down the other day. Just. sitting. down. No pulling, tugging, or shifting my outfit. Freedom! It’s truly those little things that makes a huge impact. Feeling liberated in my own skin. What a feeling.
Also wanted to show you ladies this side by side of just the changes in my face alone. The pic on the left is from March, and the pic on the right is in the same exact seat in the same exact restaurant, after just one week on this plan. I feel like I have lost so much inflammation it’s crazy!
If you’d like to join me on this journey and become a part of Rebel Body Babes, here’s how to do it: You’ve got to be enrolled in the 2B Mindset program I am following. It’s a nutrition program that is literally the easiest thing in the world. You’re not cutting out any food groups. You’re not counting calories, points, macros, or any of that stuff. You’ll see. Here’s the link to sign up for the plan including the magical protein shakes you probably see me drinking constantly on my IG story. I call them the CHANEL of the shake world, not only because they make me feel super high vibe, but because they are made with premium, top-of-the-line ingredients (you know I’m not drinking anything sub par!) You don’t have to drink them, but I find they’re so great to have each morning (sometimes if I crave a warm breakfast, I’ll have my protein shake for lunch. In Rebel Body Babes we share our recipes on how to make them extra decadent). Click here to join the program.
Once you enroll, send a request to the Rebel Body Babes group on Facebook. Please be sure to include your order #, as that is how we identify the women who are doing the plan. You have to be using this nutrition program to be a part of my group. And it will be the best decision you’ve ever made. That I can assure you.
Okay, I’m off to go get this week started! Wishing you ladies tons of love and success as always!