Hitch Fit Living Magazine Volume 1 July/August 2015 | Page 57
What was the hardest part?
There was no easy part. I had to constantly remind myself
why I was doing this and think about what my goals were.
I am a food addict and always will be. If I had a less than
perfect day, then I picked myself up and made sure the
next day was better. The most important part was
admitting when I had a bad day, getting it out in the open
and letting Amy talk me through it. She made me dig
deep and think about "why" I was eating bad, eating too
much or struggling to get to my daily exercise goal. I am
human so there were ups and downs, but I had to learn
new habits and stop turning to food to comfort my every
emotion. There was a lot of self reflection, which was
crucial to my success.
What I have learned?
1. After going through this process, I realize that I felt
negatively about people because their strengths reminded
me of my weaknesses. This was really hard to own up to but
letting it out and letting it go felt great and it allowed me to
gain lifelong friends and surround myself with people with
2. Food is not the enemy, food is absolutely necessary for
3. It is ok that I have bad days because I just follow it up with
4. How to accept compliments and just respond with “thank
you”instead of an excuse
5. I am independent and that is ok but it is also ok to need
6. I am strong
7. I am not the only neurotic person that obsesses over numbers (love you Amy)
8. There is a correct way to mount a bench that is declined…or dismount (I will forever get a good laugh
when looking at some of the gym equipment)
9. Humor can get me through any workout
10. I am not a fan of gan