Monday, November 23, 2015

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Hey sweet friends!

I am back this week to share an amazing transformation story from one of my coaches and friends, Letitia! Before sharing her story, I have a confession to make. I haven't even told Letitia this, so she will find out with you all! I was first introduced to Letitia at a former job. We talked a little, but it never went past "small talk". Here's my confession. I actually felt really intimidated by Letitia. I used to play the compare game and I just viewed her as superior to me. I honestly can't remember in detail how our conversations flowed before she joined the first challenge group and how she became a coach with me, but I can tell you that I'm so happy she is a part of my team now!! We are so much alike in our thinking and she's someone that I can trust and value as a true friend! I wanted to share this because the compare game is a big thief of your personal joy and will keep you from meeting some pretty amazing people. If you don't already, learn to love yourself and learn to only be in competition with yourself. Your story and background is unique to you. You can't compare yourself to someone else because their story is so different from yours. What they've been through and what they need to improve is going to look different from what you've been through and what you need to improve. Alright, I'm done! Now on to Letitia's story...


Letitia says, "I have battled Fibromyalgia and the pain was at its peak last October and some days I was barely getting out of bed except to take my granddaughter to school and back. My Dr. kept urging me to incorporate clean eating into my diet and to begin an exercise program.......but still that sense of failure was at the back of my mind. Why? I had tried just about every diet available through the years, but the results never stayed. In January of this year, I started cleaning up my eating and tried to incorporate drinking more water. (I used to hate water!) I had also started doing yoga, but honestly it was hard…there was no accountability, but in April I was approached by Tasha about joining an online accountability group. I thought why not? It can't hurt and I NEEDED the accountability it provided. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. There were guidelines to follow along with recipes, tips, exercises, and tons of motivation from the other ladies in the group! These challenge groups have not only helped transform my body but also my mind. I have always been very shy, but putting myself out there in these groups have helped me overcome some of my shyness. I have also met some wonderful people through these groups that have become great friends. Not only that, I feel wonderful and after drinking Shakeology for 2 months I completely came off all of my Fibromyalgia medication! My body is so much stronger and since joining these challenge groups I have lost 15 lbs (a total of 34 lbs from when I first started my journey). I still have occasional bad days but nothing like it was at the end of last year!"

2 comments:

  1. Awww I can't believe you were intimidated by me! So glad we have been on this journey together and are now great friends!

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