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I think my biggest accomplishment is the general knowledge that I have gained about health and wellness.

The exact moment I decided to transform – 

I’m not sure if I had an “exact moment” that I decided to transform. I started taking classes at Bodhi on and off as I was finishing up college and starting to get into the “real” world. Once I became an official member at Bodhi, I would say about 6 months to a year into it I really began noticing a difference in my body and just got hooked and haven’t turned back since!

What did I see in the mirror – 

Before I began working out at Bodhi, I also considered myself relatively fit since I always played sports and was constantly active. However, working out to me back then meant running 2-3 miles 5-6 days a week, and doing 100 sit ups after and calling it a day. My workouts were so monotonous, and I really had no idea what to do in a gym. Once I truly began to learn the benefits of different exercises and how to correctly workout, I noticed such a difference in myself when I looked in the mirror. I actually had muscle, and I felt so much more confident in my own skin.

How much weight have I lost– 

I don’t focus too much on the number on the scale, but more so on how I look and feel on any given day. I can tell when I’ve been staying consistent with my diet and workouts, and when I may need to kick it up a notch.

Biggest challenge –

My biggest challenge or obstacle has always been consistency. It’s so easy to fall into a funk and make excuses as to why you can’t work out one day, or why you didn’t make the healthiest choices, and that is something I have definitely struggled with before. I just have to make a conscious effort when I find myself starting to make those excuses to not allow myself to do that. It is so much harder starting over then it is to squeeze a 1 hour workout into your day. Life is going to happen, and excuses will always be there. You have to make yourself a priority because no one else is going to do it for you.

Biggest accomplishment – 

I think my biggest accomplishment is the general knowledge that I have gained about health and wellness.

One word – 

One word that comes to mind when I want to describe myself now is committed.

Proud of – 

I am most proud of my ability to push through even when I don’t feel like doing. Half the battle in remaining consistent is the mental side of things, and all the excuses you make in your head as to why you can’t do something. I still struggle with this from time to time, but learning to push through it and realizing that no one else is going to do it for me has been what I’m most proud of.

What would I say to someone- 

What I would say to someone who is contemplating making a healthy life style change is to just do it! It all sounds corny and cliché, but you literally only live once. Why would you want to live unhappy and unsatisfied with yourself? You get out of life what you put into it, and I know for me personally I want to always be the best version of myself. Stop making excuses and just do it!

One word of advice- 

One word of advice for someone who just started their transformation journey is actually two words…DON’T STOP! You are literally bettering yourself each and every day, so that just means ​that every day it will just get that much easier. Pretty soon you will look back on when you started, and realize it was the best decision of your life.

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