You know I’ve been all over the place when it comes to wanting to lose weight. Because I could live with where I am now. I could learn to be happy. But the problem I keep coming back to, is that I want to love my body again. I am proud of what my body has done in it’s lifetime. I’m amazed that it’s doing so well considering how badly I’ve cared for it in the past. I have worked to not be ashamed of my body. But I want to love my body. I want to feel confident in my skin.
And so the back and forth that I’ve felt since I had Holden last year led me to applying to be a Shaklee 180™ blogger (that and the encouragement from my venting-about-weight-partner, Suzanne). I applied, figured there was no chance I’d be accepted, and forgot about it. Until I got the email that I’d been ACCEPTED. I couldn’t believe it!
There’s not much that can shake one’s confidence in believing in themselves quite as much as divorce. So me giving up on different diets in the past year has partly been because I didn’t think I could do it. And it’s much easier to quit and say that I don’t care or don’t want to, than it is to fail. But then in one email it was like someone was not only saying I could do it, but that they were going to make sure I did it!
It’s been a little over a week since I got the email, and behind the scenes there was contract stuff going on so I wanted to wait until that was signed before making any announcement here. In the last week I’ve gotten a chance to get to know some of the other 89 other bloggers who are going to be doing this journey right along with me. And I’ve been inspired and encouraged by their stories. We all have different reasons for wanting to do this, we all have different goals and body shapes, we are all different people living different lives with different challenges. But we have all decided we are in this together. If you want to read up and follow along there’s a whole list of the other bloggers here.
I also read through some of the blogs of the bloggers (Mandee and Maggie have been such an inspiration!!!) from their last blogger program and I’m excited to get this party started! There will be a monthly blog post and such. It is still to be determined how much of a spanx-less before you see until I have an after to show you. But this time I’m not going to quit and say that I am just ok with how I am. I am going to get to the point that I love my body again, and I hope you will all stick around while I work to get there.!
This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I will be receiving free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.