I am on a positivity overload this week!
Before I joined UniSlim I found it very hard to find positivity about myself from within, I felt totally out of control and I suppose, pretty much like a mega-guilt zone. To the outside world, I probably looked like a happy bunny, my weight was really getting me down. Within my first few days of joining UniSlim, I can honestly say I read about a zillion (no exaggeration haha) UniSlim success stories. I found so much strength reading how all of these fantastic guys and gals had literally turned their lives around. Reading through their stories, I felt like every single one of them had something that I could relate to. Be it a type of food that got them in trouble, how they felt when they were at their biggest, problems shopping for clothes, overhearing people talk about their size....there was something I took from every one of those stories. These stories really kicked me into shape in the first few weeks and to this day, I will still read through them week after week. There are some that I have read about 20 times, but they never get old to me, the sentiment is the same. We can do this.
This week, I have been glued to the UniSlim Clubs facebook page. There has been such a flood of incredible stories!
I LOVE seeing new Sleeks being posted, all of these stories, from members who have hit targets and mini goals, really inspire me. I particularly loved Jemma Dougherty's story - she has lost 22lbs in 22 weeks. It goes to show that every one of those itty bitty lbs adds up. I remember a leader telling me that if you lost 1lb a week, you would lose 52 in a year....thats 3 and a half stone. Doesn't seem so little does it?
Also, seeing how Emma Dunne (7 stone down), Eugene Quigley (6 stone down) and Kathy Kinsella Levick (almost 8 stone down) all collected their certs at Anne Dixons class this week, just really sent me over the top! I was an emotional wreck looking at the pictures! Woman on the edge! ha! Its incredible how through our online community we all get so attached and proud of each other. May I add, I have never actually met these peeps, who we will call the WexLow Posse (Wexford/Wicklow), however, I feel such a connection to their stories, I have been feeding off their positivity and support of each other when they are having bad days and its giving me the extra oomph I need to keep me on the right track.
Last week, I was cleaning out my wardrobe and stuffed - literally stuffed in the back, was a pair of jeans. I had hidden them in there when I joined UniSlim in 2010, as they were my worst enemy. I lived in them before joining UniSlim, they were the only jeans that fit me. And when I joined I hid them away, promising myself that I would NEVER wear them again. But low and behold, here they were, lurking in the back of the wardrobe, like a little bad memory.
I took them out and unfolded them. Holding them up and looking at them, I thought to myself, "they don't look so big". So I put them on. Well, I have to tell you, I fell around the bedroom, laughing and dancing to myself. I couldn't actually wear them without physically holding them up - if i let go, they fell to my ankles. It was just proof to me of how far I had come. I was so over the moon I ran down to Eric and made him take a picture of me wearing them. I am actually delighted I held onto them now. They are not a bad memory now....more so a fantastic piece of proof to myself of how far I have come. I will never get rid of them. They make me feel proud of myself.
Keep kicking fats ass my pretties!