Choosing to Be Healthi-LEE

I’m about to be 40 soon and I made a promise to myself that I’m going to look good in a bikini on my birthday. I would weigh no more than 160 pounds and would get rid of the fat on my belly. Now I have less than six months to meet that goal.

On top of wanting to look good, I seriously need to get my health under control too. As last Friday, I’m still borderline diabetic with borderline hypertension. I’m 25 pounds away from my goal weight. My cholesterol is higher than it’s ever been. My doctor is going to prescribe me more medication for that.

I’ve had to come to the conclusion that I can’t do this alone. I’ve been adamant that I know how to eat. I don’t need to pay for a behavior modification program, trainer or coach. I can do this on my own I said. But after seven years I should have the goals achieved. Whether it’s lack of discipline or genetics, I can’t do this by myself…

So I joined Team Beach and I’m going to work the 21-Day fix starting Oct. 1. I’m giving it a practice run this week. I’m going to tell you how it’s going  in future posts, but first let me tell you what influenced my decision to join Beach Body instead of some of the other programs.

It was the excitement and positivity that I saw in my coach that first attracted me. Beachbody coaches are actual customers. They’re going through problems and struggling just like me. They’re sharing their stories and I actually see what they’re doing. Attitudes are contagious so I appreciate the synergy. 

My second attraction is I’m excited about a structured opportunity to focus on my nutrition. That’s my biggest hangup. I need chocolate. Beachbody has chocolate vegan Shakeology. It’s delicious and will give me my chocolate fix. I’ve the last few years, I’ve learned that I need to meal plan or I overeat. I binge and comfort eat too. The 21-Day Fix comes with potion control containers and recipes that look awesome. I usually do well for the first two days of eating healthy. This time I’m committed to the entire three weeks and beyond. I’ll have to make a few tweaks but not anything major.

Finally, the challenge groups are fun. I love a friendly competition and thrive with accountability. I set a goal, you cheer for me. If I fall off track, you encouage me. If I go M.I.A., check on me.  I do the same for you. We both achieve our goals. I’ve been involved in a few challenge groups and I’ve really enjoyed them. I participated with a free membership for over a year. I never felt pressured or obligated to upgrade my membership. I did it when I decided I was ready to commit to something new.

With that being said, you’re more than welcome to join this healthy eating challenge with me. I’m going to throw in some mini-fitness challenges in too. Like my official DaLoveLEE1 Facebook page and RSVP in event page to be added to the group. 

Let’s be healthy together. What are some of your favorite weight loss tips, healthy recipes and tummy tucking moves? I wanna learn from you. 

Posted by DaLoveLee1

I recently realized I have a passion for natural hair during on my journey toward self-acceptance and love. So much of who I am has always revolves around my hair. It reflects how I feel about myself internally. When I am depressed or stressed, I don't do my hair. If I do look like a million bucks, I feel like a million bucks, even if I'm flat broke. I started documenting my transition on Facebook and it spread to Instagram. I have been amazed at how I have come to love my kinks and curls. I didn't even know how to care for it when a started transitioning. It has been so liberating. I assumed the name LoveLEE around the same time as my transition because I needed to remind myself that I'm worthy of love. The image of women like me is skewed by the media and negative stereotypes. I refuse to confine since of love and beauty to society's standards. I'm starting this blog so other women will know that they don't have to be boxed in either. You are beautiful and flawless just the way you are.

Thanks for joining me.

3 thoughts on “Choosing to Be Healthi-LEE”

  1. I would walk everyday, and when that became too easy I added a weight vest. I was also on a very strict diets and learned to make healthy desserts so I could still get my sugar fix.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I have my fitbit and try to get 15K at least 5 days a week. I’d love to hear about your dessert recipes. Do you have them posted?

      1. No lol I kinda just made them up as I went. One was a strawberry pie with the canned strawberrie, graham cracker pie crust and light whip cream. I used the little marks on the clear lid to cut it into small, low calorie pieces.

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