The Before and During…

Well guys…I feel like I’m far enough along in my health journey to share something with you.

First of all, I don’t like before and after pictures. It sends the wrong message on so many levels. My before may look like someone’s after. I don’t want to hurt and discourage them. My after isn’t really an after, implying that I’m “done” being healthy or that I’m “done” maintaining my weight.

I’m still not where I want to be. Mentally? I’m doing GREAT. I’m where I want to be. Physically, I want to be and feel healthier.

So I’m hesitant to share this. I’ve seen so many before and after pictures in my lifetime and it rarely ever motivated me. It usually just lead to self loathing and being angry about my body.

So before I share this with you, please know I have no ill intentions when I share my results with you.

There is so much more than what meets the eye when I share this post with you. If I could somehow take a picture of the mindset shifts and my thought process that has changed more than the weight on the scale, I would share that instead. But I can’t. So I’m sharing the results of the mindset shift instead.

When you’ve lost weight, the FIRST thing people will ask: “What’s your secret?” and “What have you been doing?”

I feel really silly when I tell them that a podcast is my secret. But it is! This is absolutely the results of a lifestyle change and a mindset shift. It has very little to do with what I eat. Yes my diet has changed but it is changed more by my desire for health, my desire to fuel my body with nutrients, and loving myself.

How many people start a diet because they hate the way they look? I started this health journey because I LOVE myself, I LOVE my body, and I want to LOVE the way I look. I want to feel confident.

So how do I do that? The answer: Elizabeth Benton.

EB has a podcast that I’ve raved about called the Primal Potential podcast but she also has a book that I’ve also shared called Chasing Cupcakes. I cannot recommend these enough.

Here is the link to her BOOK:

But more than that, people ask me “Where do I start?” and here’s what I would recommend:

Elizabeth has a course called “Nutrition Fundamentals” and “Breaking Barriers.” These courses are on sale now, buy one get one for $1 and I feel like this is an excellent way to really break down the nutrition concepts and the mindset shifts required to make these kinds of changes. This is an excellent introduction to her platform and I cannot recommend them enough.

The Nutrition Fundamentals course description reads: It’s time to really understand your body and your metabolism. No more fads & hype!

The Breaking Barriers course description reads: Breaking Barriers in an online course that focuses on mindset transformation. Through powerful, short audio lectures and personalized tools, Breaking Barriers will empower you to stop looking externally for transformation, finally overcome what’s really been holding you back, and achieve lasting change! 

So I’m gong to link to her Holiday shop here where you can find the courses on sale for $99 each:

I snagged this mug this morning – one of my FAVORITE lessons from her podcast is about being a creative energetic problem solver – a mantra that I use in all aspects of my life when I’m faced with a challenge.

Please keep in mind that I am NOT being sponsored to say any of this. I have chatted with Elizabeth – yes actually her and not her team – through her Daily Mindset Upgrades. She is truly a gem of a human and I’m so excited to share this life changing content with you FOR FREE! But it isn’t a quick fix, this isn’t a lose weight fast kind of thing. It takes time and it takes work and a commitment to yourself to make lasting change.

Let me know if you place an order! I’d love to chat more about her content!

Thanks for reading guys! See you soon!

If you ever purchase any amazon products from MY link, I do get commission. If you buy, let’s just say, $150 worth of other stuff while you’re on Amazon by following my link, I also get commission on those things you purchase. It’s a way to support my blog and it is a way to score some great quality products. I just want to be honest with you guys. I would have raved about this product even if I didn’t make any money off of it.


1 Comment

  1. Susan the Farm Quilter
    November 24, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    If your inner changes are as fabulous as your outer changes, you have hit upon the right way for you to get where you want to be!! Keep up the good work!!

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