Progress is Progress

For those out there that are struggling with your weight, this post is for you. I have tried for many years to lose fat, but it’s been a constant struggle I have lived with for many years. I am not only a BJJ practitioner, but a mother as well, ever since I had my son I have had a very difficult time getting back to my pre-baby body. I am sure all the women out there can relate to some degree. Here I am, almost 13 years later, 33 years old and the smallest I have been in many years. Jiu Jitsu has really changed my life and I am so happy to have started a sport where you learn to not only love your body, but to take care of it as well. I know I am not where I want to be but I am so proud of coming this far. It very difficult to lose weight, I have hit many plateaus. I have had many days where I just wanted to give up, and felt it was easier to stay overweight. I am an emotional eater and let me tell you the cycle is a vicious one. It kind of reminds me of reminds me of the Austin Powers movie.

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I was very unhappy, until I looked in the mirror with tears in my eyes and said “No more, it’s time to change things around.” It was time to stop wishing, rather time to start doing. I started with a week cleanse then changed my diet around. I started to exercise regularly. Slowly I have made progress, slow or not it’s better than being stuck at the same weight, with the same attitude. Male or female, children or no children, please know that you can do it. You can make a change for yourself, for your family, to live a healthier life.  Remember nothing worth having is easy. It will be hard and you will want to give up many times, but keep going don’t quit. Slow progress is better than no progress. Please see some pictures below to see mine..

 

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