The 3 things about weight loss that are not talked about nearly enough.
1- It’s going to be hard Ya, I said it. Weight loss is not easy. If you want to lose 5 pounds or 500 pounds- weight loss is hard. It’s not just as simple as “stop eating and workout”. Oh man if I could only keep track of how many times I have personally heard that one. Just stop eating and move more. I wish when I began my journey at 500 pounds that someone would have told me the truth...this is going to be hard. When it became hard, I always thought there was something wrong with me. Why was it hard for only me! What I didn’t realize is that it’s ok that it’s hard. Hard does not mean impossible. So just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean that you aren’t strong enough.
2- You don’t have to be perfect. For so long I strived to be perfect, to never slip up, mess up, go over my calories...I tried so hard to be perfect because that is what I thought it took. If I wasn’t being perfect I wasn’t trying hard enough. Trying to be perfect only lead me deeper into an eating disorder. It’s not about being perfect. It’s doing your best every day and knowing when you “fall down” it’s ok! You just stand back up and keep moving forward!
3- You are not always going to be motivated I don’t care who you are, no one is motivated 100% of the time. I wish I knew this when I began my journey too. On days I was struggling and didn’t feel motivated to keep going, I thought, Why was I the only one struggling, why was I the only one having a hard time...why couldn’t I just be like everyone else. But what I didn’t realize is that no one is motivated all of the time. Realizing this has helped me so much. That is why it is so important to me to build healthy habits and healthy routines that I can stick to, so when my motivation is lacking I can rely on my daily routine and habits to help me out.
Thanks for listening, and remember It's Never Too Late to Fly!
Jacqueline has an incredible journey to share. She found herself weighing over 500 pounds followed by losing more than 300 pounds. She has also gone through several skin removal surgeries. Jacqueline started sharing her Journey in 2016 and has yet to look back. She is has had her story shared with many national and international media outlets. She is looking forward to the podcast being a place where she can spread her words of encouragement as well as share some of the details that have gotten her to where she is today.
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Technology and Sports have always been some of Kevin's biggest interests. His passion for technology led to him helping Jacqueline with producing the content for her blog, social media, and YouTube. After being a long-time podcast listener he decided it was time for the two of them to co-host a podcast to dive deeper into the topics and content that she was already sharing. Kevin had a front-row seat to Jacqueline's Journey which gives him a unique perspective and insight that he is looking forward to sharing on the podcast.