Amazing transformative shift happened when I did this…
I said YES to a 5-month challenge to become financially Fit, internally Fine and physically Fab! I said it reluctantly and fearfully, but I said it because I knew that change was a must for me to LIVE my best full and abundant life now. Plus, I didn’t know what or how long it would take for me to shift and I was seriously concerned about the results of continued inactivity. At 5’ 1” and 204.4 lbs slowly but consistently rising, I could not afford to ignore the tug in my spirit when I heard the introduction video inviting me to join Lisa Nichols and Matt Gil for the Fit Fine and Fab Challenge.
The challenged started on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 and runs through May 15, 2017. I heard the video Monday night after scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed. I signed up and spent the next day reading over the contract, familiarizing myself with the workbook, and absorbing the accountability required that I knew I had to commit to. I resigned myself to doing it afraid. I signed the contract and hung it on my wall. On Wednesday, I took action. I made a video of my why, showed my signed contract, stated my goals, did a few steps on my exercise machine and primary workout source, and announced my need for an accountability team (Destined & Determined) that I ended up starting. I'm continually meeting new members that I am encouraged and motivated by, they are a phenomenal community and team of super supportive overachievers.
Today ends the 4th week of the challenge and I have gone from almost total inactivity to working out six days per week. I’m totally amazed because now it’s like I have to do it. In addition, I eliminated emotional and over-eating because I no longer eat past 8:30 pm and I track my food intake of less than 1300 calories with the My Fitness Pal app. I bought a Fitbit Flex 2 that syncs with the My Fitness Pal app and I’ve been enjoying Fitbit challenges with my new friends and teammates.
What’s the result of this lifestyle change that I’m experiencing? Amazing transformative shift happened. I developed new eating habits and released 10 lbs within four weeks and I’m expecting to release more on this 5-month journey to be physically Fab. I'm saving money in my IRA monthly and opening my mind for new ways to generate income and save more to satisfy the Fit aspect. And for the Fine factor, I have three appointments scheduled to visit the eye doctor, primary care physician and dentist. Plus I’ve been having me-time at the movies and planning other self-care activities coming soon.
When I said Yes to me and for me, amazing transformative shift happened and filled me with gratitude for the healthy, wealth building Fit, Fine and Fab new lifestyle I am creating.
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Jo Anne Meekins is the founder of Inspired 4 U Ministries and Inspired 4 U Publications; and an author, publisher, coach and speaker.