CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - "You have to confront in order to conquer."
I read that somewhere recently and it hit me right in the gut.
I think back to 2010 (me, on the left) & how I just wasn't ready to confront how being an emotional eater, self-sabotage and not enough self-LOVE led to being not just overweight but obese.
I was miserable. I could barely walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded.
I felt like I was drowning and needed saving, but didn't think I had the strength to do anything about it.
All the while eating my feelings at every turn.
That all changed in 2013 when something just clicked and I was ready to live a different life.
People often asked, 'what changed?' It's hard to put into words. I knew that I was just ready - and willing - to do whatever it took to change. No one can you there - or get there FOR you. It starts with YOU.
I went the nuclear route, and hence #TeamNoSugar was born.
Because I needed to make a drastic change.
Not just cutting back - or pushing back (from the table) - but flat-out cut OUT.
And I was just crazy (motivated) enough to think I could do it.
First 30 days, then 60, then 90 and eventually 120 days non-stop that first year.
With every pound that I dropped, little pieces of my soul came back.
And every day since then that I work out, eat (mostly) clean and don't give in to old habits - I not only confront, I CONQUER.
Whether it's mastering real push-ups (and not the girly ones), being down several dress sizes or running 100 miles over 30 days last July, I AM a conqueror!
It's a battle but I'm SO here for it!
I may slip.
I may give in (hello wine & chocolate!) from time to time.
But I will never give UP.
Bottom line: you gotta confront to conquer.
So - what are you not confronting?