“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou
I wanted to start this blog post with the above quote. It really resonated with me because starting a ketogenic lifestyle requires a lot of changes and a sincere commitment. Lately, I have been getting a lot of positive feedback from friends, work colleagues, and my customers about the weight that I’ve lost. In all honesty, it feels good – if I allow myself to accept the positive energy. I think that a lot of us that have grown up overweight have a difficult time allowing ourselves to receive that positivity.
Growing self confidence and accepting a new self image is a process for me. That said, this lifestyle change has been so much more than just a diet. Through focusing on myself and my choices, I have grown in so many ways:
- Grown as an athlete
- I am more focusedand successful in my sales career
- I have a re-energized drive to progress to new levels in my career.
- More energy to engage and play with my kids
This has been a truly life changing experience. These are the changes and successes that I need to continue to focus on when I hit plateaus and feel like I have stalled in my weight loss. I have gained so much more that just a better physique – I got my mojo back!