There I was, locked in an epic battle with my favorite pair of jeans that were fitting just a little too tight, and beating myself up over what I observed to be an ever expanding waistline, all while struggling to find my path forward towards successful and permanent weight loss.
The thing is, at the time I was facing conflicting issues of battling a binge eating disorder, coupled with overload from too much knowledge and too many attempts with extreme fad diets which kept leading me back to binge eating. I would tell myself, “Ok, this is the day Amy! You’ve got this! No sweets for an entire year!” And then no more than three days later, I was back to hiding in the pantry eating a whole plate of cookies.
The big problem was that the decisions I was making in my eating habits were hypocritical to what I knew I should be doing and to what I was teaching others in my career as a personal trainer and nutritionist. This caused me to be frustrated with myself and feel like I wasn’t measuring up to who I wanted to be. Because of this, I couldn’t take myself seriously in what I was teaching others. I kept telling myself, “You can’t trust a skinny baker”, which meant I was keeping myself from achieving my goals and dreams of sharing my passion of fitness and nutrition with others.
Then, as if by chance, something amazing happened…
I was introduced to a podcast of celebrity trainers. These trainers openly spoke about their own weaknesses and insecurities and how they pushed through them and didn’t allow themselves to be held back from being successful at meeting their own career goals. This sparked a belief in me that maybe I, too, could push past my own self doubts, fears, and insecurities that were holding me back!
As I continued absorbing all this information, it Instantly became crystal clear to me how to take one step forward and act on it. I realized I didn’t need to have that modelesque physique in order to be successful in leading others towards a healthy lifestyle.
My plan was to start a blog to document my own weight loss journey, which meant that I could improve myself while helping others at the same time.
So, I started crafting the message that I wanted to get out to all the other moms struggling with their own weight issues and insecurities. But I didn’t stop there.
I then took pictures and body composition measurements, and committed to be as open and transparent as I could be to show other moms that they aren’t alone in their own struggles with weight loss and healthy eating.
After that, I created my own platform that would make it easy for all moms to gain confidence in themselves to start their own weight loss journey, so I started this personal health blog and posted all my vulnerabilities for the world to see.
I call it “The Last 15 Pounds”. I chose this name because this is an area I have struggled with. It’s that difference in weight that helps me feel my best in my own skin. Where I am more accepting, more confident, and feel sexier about who I am.
With The Last 15 Pounds I can now implement the work that I’ve wanted to do in helping others meet their weight loss goals because I’m no longer inhibited by my own doubts and fears!
And that’s why I’m so excited to share this with you so you can get these types of results! Join along with me and let’s lose that last 15 pounds for good!
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