So many of us wear SO many hats…mother, full-time employee, wife, house keeper, chauffer….I could go on and on. I, myself, am no different. For me, 2014 was exhausting. I work full-time; run a business (which I love), take care of 3 kids, and so much more. I believe that being vulnerable make us better- we learn what makes us unhappy and strive to improve. With that said I am going to put my garbage on the table, and I hope you do too.
After having two little ones with 2 ½ years apart, and a thyroid that tanked, I have gained 40 pounds. For me, this has been very difficult. I used to be a personal trainer, participated in weight lifting competitions, and was a size 4. Now I am going to be honest, it wasn’t just those 2 things that resulted in 40 pds, it was also not eating right and sitting in front of the computer editing for endless hours burning minimal calories. Many of you may be thinking “What the hell Tara, you tell women size doesn’t matter” and it doesn’t unless your size is affecting your ability to be happy, and for me it is. Additionally, being overweight and not eating well makes me very tired- and with 2 little ones and those 50 other hats we all wear, there isn’t any room to be tired. I want the same things for myself as I want for every woman that comes to see us: to be audacious, to own their beauty, to be comfortable in their skin, and to be empowered. Those feeling equate to happiness and wellness. (You will notice below that my goals are not weight-based, but will make me a healthier, happier person).
With that said, I am putting my goals out there for all of you to read, and I will be posting a blog on how and what I did each week to achieve my goals because I want you to know you aren’t alone in whatever your goals are this year, and that there are many other women out there doing the same thing. This wouldn’t be fun unless I added an amazing kick-ass opportunity would it?
So here’s how this works: Subscribe to our blog and visit it each Sunday. On today’s blog, leave a comment on what your goals are in achieving wellness. On the subsequent blogs, leave a weekly check-in below that week’s blog with how you are doing in achieving your goals. This in no way shape or form is a weight-based blog! I can’t emphasize enough! We want women to be happy and there are many things that affect us feeling unhappy and unwell- pick whatever that is that you need to change to be HAPPY and WELL woman. In 12 weeks, at our final check-in together, a winner will be chosen who will receive a full boudoir or glamour experience (winner’s choice) with digital images on our black label crystal drive.
Without further ado here are my goals:
1. To work out 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes.
2. To eat in a way that sets a good example for my children and makes me energy driven.
3. To drink more water! ( I live off coffee and that is going to be dramatically reduced)
4. To take steps that gives me more work/life balance.
Before you comment below and take this journey with me, take a minute to really think about the things in your life that take away from the feelings of being audacious, beautiful, confident, empowered, fulfilled, and happy. It could be finances, to busy, tired, etc…define your goals and what you can do to change them and then come back here to share your goals and your plan to achieve them. I cannot wait to share this experience with you!
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