Monday check in, did you indulge yesterday?

How ya feeling today?  Hungover? ate too much of the wrong foods?  Brady won again blues? Dirty Birds blew a 25 point lead against the Patriots frustration? Can you tell I am anti – Patriots?  Yup Colts fan til the end and we all know they have not been our favorite opponent each season, especially after deflate gate.

But here we are into February and I just wanted to see how you were doing?  Keeping your resolutions? lifestyle changes? or have you fallen off the wagon?  I am still going strong with my changes.  Down 5 lbs in January and working it in February to win a competition to work out with Jen Widerstrom in April at our annual IDLife conference.  She is an investor and partner in IDLife and she comes each year does a workout out for those that earn it and then speaks to us.  Last year she brought the Hernandez brothers and Colby!  It was awesome and the brothers are so down to earth and honest.  I didn’t get to meet Colby but I did the brothers, as you see below and later that night we ran into them again while eating dinner and they took pics and chatted with us.  When you see what they went through and how they overcame objections and greater amounts of weight to lose than I have I realize that I can do this and will do it.  Believe my I still have my days and sometimes i fight the demon and other times I have a small amount of whatever the demon is serving me.  Do I enjoy the demon’s servings?  Occasionally but I am starting to get to the point that I am working hard and I don’t want to blow it so I resist the urge and I turn to veggies, apples, nuts or I drink my IDLife Grape hydrate or Mixed Berry Energy to take the craving away.  I would be lost without these products and to think they taste so good and are good for me is crazy!

Did I indulge yesterday during the Super Bowl? Not really.  I ate some veggies and dip and I made sausage/cream cheese pinwheels and I had 2 of those and a small handful of plain chips and drank my water.  Past Super Bowls at our house would have consisted of wings, pigs in a blanket, sausage balls, nacho dip, cheeseball and crackers, veggies and dip and some sort of sweet treat.  Oh and let’s not forget the soda, lots of soda.  The game sent back to a place I haven’t been in a long time and that was emotional eater avenue.  I was so frustrated to see the Falcons blow that lead and send the Pat back home Losers that I went to the kitchen and grabbed a cookie, chips and a soda.  Needless to say I took 2 swigs of soda, ate one cookie and about 6 chips and told my husband to take it away.  While I wasn’t proud that I gave in I was proud I pushed it away and didn’t eat it all.  This is a baby step process and as I say many times I didn’t get to the weight and size I am today overnight and I won’t lose it overnight, over the month, or hell even a year.  I have been on the journey for 1.5 yrs and I had the hiatus from working out for 6 months last year.  The good news is I didn’t gain any weight in that time frame as I stayed on ID Nutrition and the meal replacement shakes, with my hydrate and energy on the side.  Those components helped me continue to be successful and maintain until my body was healthy enough to come back to the gym and workout again.  I am not going to say our products will help you lose weight with no exercise but I can tell you your body will feel better, desire less crappy foods, and thank you while taking the products.

Stay Strong, Look for ways to make small changes.  I think I will add a blog each week of maybe 3 things to change this week to make a better lifestyle for you and your family.  Be on the lookout for those tips!  Have a great week!



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