#noexcuses

Lauren’s spectacular 15kg BeachFit journey! #114

“It’s now been 12 months since I started my #beachfit journey. I have completed both the #noexcuses and #nolimits with great success, and have also adapted the principals I learnt throughout both programs into my everyday life.

When I started my journey , I was borderline 80kg. Initially, my motivation was superficial – I was tired of being the ‘frumpy’ one at the office and hiding behind purposefully loose fitting pants. I also had a family wedding to attend in October, and wanted to be able to wear a nice dress on the day. So my end goal, I thought, was to just look ‘good’. I believed I was pretty fit and pretty healthy already and that I just had a couple of kilos to loose.

It only took a few days for me to realise that my motivation to lose weight was so much more than to improve how I looked on the outside. I had a lot of improvement to do internally, too.

I’m a regular gym-goer and have been since my teens, but I had begun treating my workouts as ‘punishment’ for eating crappy food or drinking too much wine the night before. On weekends particularly, I was overexercising and convinced myself it was fine to be exhausted all the time. I wasn’t seeing that skipping breakfast most days, eating whatever-I-could-find lunch on the run, and having huge disproportionate meals at dinner was actually making me put on weight. It was a vicious cycle and all I ever thought about was food, and how I could justify then counteract eating the next bag lollies.

It was a difficult moment for me on the program when I realised I hated my body and was starting to hate myself as a person too.

Loz before her health and fitness journey!

The #beachfit lifestyle has given me far more of a reward than just losing weight. I eat more frequently (I actually eat more now, than I did prior to beginning the program) and also understand portion sizes. I understand the importance of keeping hydrated. I am no longer intimidated by the weights room at the gym – in fact I spend most of my time in there. I have learnt to enjoy my workouts and have fun with them. I am braver with kitchen experiments and am not scared to cook from scratch. I don’t see food as a ‘reward’ now for doing something good, and I also don’t see it as ‘comfort’ when I’m having a challenging mental moment – I see it as fuel, petrol, and something to be enjoyed and appreciated wherever possible.

Loz looking fabulous at my VIP Luncheon

The #beachfit approach has taught me to respect my body, respect my mind, set short and long term goals for myself and open my mind to the fact that good food/good exercise are just the foundations for enjoying life. I’ve learnt many powerful life tools that I wish I’d known about (or been more open to) earlier in life. But perhaps we don’t learn these things until we’re ‘ready’ either.

I am so proud of the fitness and physical/mental health improvements I have achieved since starting the program. The weight loss (15 kilos to date) is just a bonus.

Thank you for popping up on my Facebook newsfeed when you did, you’ve honestly changed my life Kim.

Loz xxx”

If you are ready to start your own weight loss or health & fitness journey, my programs will definitely help you achieve your goals!   Click here to read all about my programs  and please email my team and I on   [email protected]  if you have any questions at all.

Kim x