Any time you put yourself out there on social media, you are going to get some backlash. There are always going to be people that want to criticize you and cut you down.
I've become aware of some thoughts and comments about me that I want confront head on. I have been completely honest about my history with calorie counting and borderline anorexia. I've shared with you the unhealthy thought patterns and inner dialogue. I've shared with you how I've abused my body and disrespected myself.
I've shared it all because I've come out of that! I've shared because I know there are other women struggling just as I did that need to be freed from that lifestyle.
I've been told that people are making comments that I'm too thin, that I'm not eating enough, that I'm not healthy, so I'm going to even more blunt than I have been.
That number I spent my life trying to see on the scale was 116 and that is what I have weighed most of my adult life. A healthy range for my body is 118-159 at 5'7" by medical standards. When I say I was borderline anorexic, I mean that I controlled my eating in a way that I was starving myself literally and nutritionally on purpose to be thinner than I should be but I was able to draw a line and not cross it. It was like an alcoholic not opening up a beer before noon because THAT is the thin line they believe sets them apart from true alcoholism. Following?
The girl on the the left was 116, working out for hours at the gym. She had very little muscle definition because she wasn't eating enough and her body was consuming any muscle she did build to survive. She calorie counted and stayed under 1200 calories per day, often eating only 900. She weighed herself everyday and what the scale said dictated her mood and her food intake.
The girl on the right? She weighs 122 pounds. Her thoughts are on building muscle. She works out 30 minutes per day. She eats 1500 or more calories per day. Her food choices are focused on the most nutritional value she can give her body. The scale is only a tool, it doesn't dictate her life or her mood.
I know it's easier for some to believe I'm doing something wrong instead of facing that what's accepted and comfortable and " normal" in our culture is unhealthy but I love you too much not to tell you the truth!
My challenge groups are not places where women are wasting away killing themselves to be thin, we are working on our health inside and out! We focus first on healthy thoughts and a true understanding of our worth and beauty. We commit to our health and our own goals.
I have challengers who are more fit than me, who do harder programs and are stricter with their nutrition. I have challengers that are happy to be in the higher weight bracket and enjoy a few more donuts and that's ok too! I'm not trying to pump out super models, I'm interested in helping women create something amazing with their lives and health is the platform that we build on!
Our challenge groups are a place for women to come get educated on nutrition, to rest in acceptance, to get a clear perspective of their worth and to practice self care.
To the concerned, I invite you to check it out! I invite you to join us and see what we are all about and enjoy eating more food than you ever have without shame! I invite you to find joy in exercise and strength and growth and the sheer delight that comes from seeing your body transform in a way you never expected! We have a new group starting soon and it would be my privilege to prove it to you! ❤️ Message me for more information!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.