Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Body For Life

I have decided to start journaling about my Body For Life journey. This is an amazing program and the only one that has ever worked for me because it is a LIFE change. There is no magic pill for weightloss. The key is consistency. Once you have the know-how and will power, your will have the key ingredients to a successful weightloss.

I was introduced to Body For Life back in 2001 when i was going through a rocky separation and later on divorce. I was alone and felt that way most of the time. I needed something to empower me. I wanted to feel like I had a place in the world and I wanted to be incharge. I stumbled across BFL online and after reading many Many MANY success stories, I decided to give it a go! I ended up losing 40lbs and dropping dress sizes from an 18 down to a 12. I was playing ALOT of tennis and working out every day~~~!! I felt the greatest I have EVER felt. Then, life went on. As the years rolled by, I stopped eating the BFL way and started eating my way. I now know that that is not the way to go about things, but that is what brought me here today. I am hopeful that this blog will inspire others to getting as healthy as they possibly can. I'm no expert but am doing what I know what is right for me at this point in my life. :)

Go to and read about their program. There are some wonderful support groups online communities and that will help so much:)

So, lets start at the very beginning. In the last 2 years, I have gained 40 pounds. I was in a car accident in 2008 which left me with lots of aches and pains in my back and hips and working out was out of the question. I have Degenerative Disk Disease in my lower back so that is not helping matters. I have always said, I've got to start doing something. I seemed to say that alot! I believe that you have got to surrender yourself completely when starting a program. For me, this meant going through my pantry and throwing out everything that I knew was not good for me.

In Bill Phillips, Body For Life, book, it goes into detail the foods that you can eat and those in which you can not.

So today is my week 3 day 3.

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