When Coach Trici offered me the opportunity to do her 90 Day Total Transformation health challenge I respectfully declined. No way was I going to waste money on a gym membership. I certainly was not going to give up my vanilla Long Johns from Dunkin’ Donuts. I didn’t have money to exchange my 4 for 4’s at Wendy’s for expensive fruits and veggies. In fact, I’d poke fun at those who are vegan and vegetarian and say, “It’s a shame to miss out on good meat.”
Until one day I went shopping for a new outfit. I picked up this really cute spring romper that I knew would show off my curves. And it definitely did plus a whole lot of extra. As I looked in the mirror I didn’t even recognize myself. It was at that moment I saw that I had let myself go. I immediately contacted Coach Trici and asked, “How can I love myself if I don’t feel like myself?” On that day I accepted the challenge.
For the past couple of months I have been sharing about how to love yourself and the skin you’re in and I am definitely continuing my self love journey. I’m in a space now where it’s not enough for me to say, “I’m going to love all of me no matter what.” Instead, I need to be able to change what I can control. One thing I have control over, if nothing else, is my weight. Currently, I am on day 7 of my challenge. And I am grateful for it because it has helped me celebrate me and helped me establish my anchors. Most importantly it has helped me realize that my fear as it pertains to my weight is not getting rid of my junk food or paying money to go to the gym, it is self-discipline. To be transparent, my goal for this challenge is to lose 10 pounds, to consume less sugar and to add exercise to my daily routine. I feel the need to not only let my bolder sisters know, but also as a decree to myself to murder my fear of self-discipline. It’s time for me to take control of the skin I’m in and stick with it.
Bolder sisters, how will you kill the fear that is keeping you from loving the skin you’re in?
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Dominique Mcgee is a motivational blogger who resides in the south suburbs of Chicago with her husband. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Communication Arts from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Her other interests include DIY, fashion and lifestyle blogging. Dominique says if she is not motivating and uplifting women she is not fulfilling her purpose.