Creating Happy Endings
Can you believe that it is already October??? We are literally in the final quarter of 2022, and I am amazed at how fast this year has gone by! 2022 has been an amazing year for me, and I want to finish it STRONG! What about you?
Many people wait for the new year to begin working on their major goals, but I believe how you finish a year is how you will start the new one. So let's start laying a strong foundation for 2023 in this last quarter of 2022!
No matter what goals you are working on, nothing really matters if your health and fitness are not in order. Honestly, I had been on the struggle bus in this area since 2021. At that time I was experiencing major burnout, and some depression. I stopped moving my body and spent many of my days laying around napping. I didn't feel good about where I was with my life, my health, and many other things. I began to shift out of it in September 2021 when I declared that month as "Save Yourself September." I focused on loving me for me no matter where I was in my health journey, and my confidence began to rise. I started moving again and enjoying life.
By the time 2022 hit, I was on a roll with my self-confidence. I began investing heavily in my personal growth, and really set my intentions on manifesting the life I wanted. So many wonderful things happened...I completed a new life coach certification (I lost all passion for coaching in 2021 in my burnout phase), and I took a month long trip to Europe SOLO! Never have I ever vacationed anywhere for a month, and I definitely had never had a month away from my children since I became a mother at the age of 16! But there I was living my best life in Tallinn, Estonia. It was there that I got really clear on the things that were holding me back. Things from my childhood trauma that were still haunting me and holding me hostage. I did so much work to free myself from those blocks, and boy has it paid off!
On the other hand, although health and fitness are always at the forefront of my mind, I couldn't seem to find my groove in the area of nutrition. I mean I KNEW what worked for me in the past, but I was dead set on not doing that! I wanted freedom to eat whatever I wanted and still be healthy...that is until I was driving down the road and had a flashback to my father being in the hospital, laying in the bed, in excruciating pain with one leg already amputated, and the other on the verge of amputation as the infection in his foot was literally causing his toes to turn black and rot. My father did not make it out of that hospital bed alive. I quickly remembered why it was important for me to live a ketogenic lifestyle in ADDITION to exercising. It was at that moment in my Jeep that I realized true freedom is LIVING…it’s being in good health…it’s loving my reflection…it’s being able to wear any clothes I desire. And so I made a promise to myself to stop playing games with my life, and do what I knew needed to be done.
Since then I have been ON IT! I created identity shifts to make the behavior of eating well and exercising automatic habits for me. I am proud to say that as of today I have been in the gym for 22 consecutive days, and my eating has been on point since September 20th. I am feeling amazing, and already seeing major results...my body composition is changing, my BMI has decreased, my body fat percentage has dropped, and I released 10 pounds within nine days!
So with all of these amazing changes, I am feeling like JOY again and I am ready to serve and help others in their journey to better health and fitness. As of today, October 1st, I have launched a new fat loss challenge on my Facebook page (Facebook.com/missjoymoore) Everyday during this month I will be going live at 7 AM to share a tip and challenge my friends to make small incremental changes to help them become leaner, fitter, healthier, and SEXIER! If you could use this type of inspiration, I would love for you to join me on this journey. We are so much better when we work together!
Cheers to becoming our highest, best, healthiest selves! See you on Facebook!
With much love and gratitude,