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Feb 17, 2016
Okay guys, today is just gonna be some real life real talk.

I went to the doctor yesterday to get an antibiotic, I would tell you what for but you know some people don't like TMI. So you know this starts out with measuring my height, I'm still 5'9" (whoo!), and then it went to the scale. The dreaded scale. I don't ever check my weight at home because I don't like the constant reminder also, the scale is in my parents' bathroom. I knew I had gained some weight recently so I was NOT looking forward to seeing that number.

I got on the scale, with my shoes on, and waited to see it. That stupid number popped up and I was not happy. Like started panicking and freaking out in my head. I knew I needed to make a change and fast.

Let's just say that my diet is not what it should be at all- I eat whatever I want and I eat too much of it. I also don't exercise at all. Exercise sounds so good to me in my head but I have no motivation to work out by myself. I will start a work out and quit early because it hurt or I felt like I was dying- cardio not my friend. A lot of that stems from the fact that I have neurocardiogenic syncope (a whole 'nother post on its own) and I dehydrate 3x as fast as a normal person. Any type of cardio dehydrates me and I feel like I can't breathe, but that is probably because I am never actually hydrated enough.

When I have had an accountability partner for working out I was committed and I loved having someone tell me what to do. I respond so much better when someone is encouraging me and telling me exactly what to do when it comes to exercise. I always try to do too much when I workout too because I think I can do it all. My body quickly tells me I can't, and I become discouraged.

So last night for dinner I made new choices. I had 4 oz of rotisserie chicken and a half cup of steamed broccoli. I didn't use any sauces and I was perfectly happy with my dinner. I spent some time on Pinterest pinning some new recipes and snack ideas that are low calorie and healthy. I am super excited to try this fro-yo treat!!

But do you know what I really need? Encouragement. Accountability. I know that I am not defined by my weight. I know that I am beautiful- no matter what I weigh. I know that losing some of that weight will make me healthier and happier.

So would you help me out? Send me an e-mail, comment on Insta, or a motivational pin? What are some of your favorite healthy recipes? How do you motivate yourself to work out?

Thanks for letting me bare it all today. This is real life- my life- and it isn't always glamorous. I found this quote on Pinterest and I don't know who it is from but it says "Anything that doesn't challenge you won't change you."

1 comment on "Real Talk"
  1. Jenna- I love the transparency and determination in this post! One thing that might help is to set an emotion or a " why"with your health goals. Figure out what works for you and what will keep you motivated (weight isn't a good goal btw). Anyone can do anything for a certain amount of time through sheer willpower but it only lasts so long. A why...purpose...or vision for where you want to be in a definitive timeframe typically gets better results. Best of luck with your new endeavors of eating healthier. p.s. I also feel like I'm going to die with cardio and I don't have a health condition. Haha!


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