Last week I excitedly announced that I was chosen to be one of the new Shaklee 180™ bloggers! I can’t tell you how many times I checked back on the Shaklee site to see if this was real. Was my blog really listed? Am I really going to be a Shaklee 180™ blogger? It wasn’t long before the email popped up in my inbox confirming so. I then quickly posted to let my readers know the news and my excitement. With 460 applicants, I feel honored and humbled to be chosen as one of the 90.
Last night it started to hit me how real this is, and how bad I really do want to get in shape. I’ve done various programs in the past that have worked short term, but this time it seems different. I’m preparing for a life style change, and I couldn’t be more happy.
As I mentioned before, at the end of summer, I’ll be a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding. I was beyond excited, but nervous at the same time. To be blunt, I see myself as the “fat girl” among the “skinnies” when it comes to the bridal party. Now with the support of Shaklee 180™ and the other fabulous bloggers on the program, I’m ready to get this journey started. Not only do I want to look fabulous come September, but I want to be back in shape like I was prior to pregnancy.
Now I’m 5’6″, and have always had curves. I’ve always been top-heavy, and had a big butt, but with small hips. I like having those curves. I don’t want to be stick thin. I just want to feel confident in a bikini again. I went through most of my life in shape and secure. After having a baby, I found myself in a body I didn’t like. The more I tried to do something about it, and it didn’t work, the more stressed and upset I became.
Looking above, the first 2 pictures on the left I’m at 150 lbs, which is what I’m setting my goal weight at. While of course I would love to loose more, it is a weight I’m comfortable at. The middle picture I’m in the 170s-180s just days after giving birth. The second pictures from the picture was taken when I was in the 190s-200s. The last picture on the right was taken last week. I have yet to step on the scale, but I have a feeling I’m in the 190s-200 range. I guess that will be confirmed when I start Shaklee 180™! As I admit that is probably my weight, I feel embarrassed, mortified, and like a failure.
I hope you join this journey with me and follow not only my progress, but those of my fellow bloggers! Simply check out the #Shaklee180 hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media to see how we are doing!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. All opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee distributor.