For the past six months, I have been living in Haiti, the "poor" and "desolate" country that changed my life in so many ways. I have been back in the states now for two weeks and I have seen first hand how easy it is to break positive habits and get sucked back into the negativity that is America. Everybody thought that I would get sick, moving to Haiti, but for me, it's the other way around.
Going to Haiti, I went from low level activity and high processed foods to higher temperatures, more water, natural and organic foods and constant movement. I walked a lot, trained physically every day and had a limit on how much food I could eat... not because anybody limited me, but because there was less food available. I got used to eating at certain times, eating less in general, and even though the meals in Haiti were high in starch, my level of exercise forced me to lose weight without me even realizing it. The weight just kind of fell off.
I lost a little over 30 pounds in six months and I was really proud of myself. I've never considered myself "big," but after losing 30 pounds in the right places, it's obvious to me that I had become bigger than I thought or could see. I never hated my body, but I've learned to really love and appreciate it.
This morning, I decided to start making a series of meals that are super filling, extremely tasteful, light in unnatural bs and generally pretty good for you (within reason). Tomorrow, I will get back on my exercise regimen (follow it on my "Gains" story on Instagram). I will be more excited about my life and continue to stay motivated the same way that I have been. Two weeks was a cute break, but I promised to keep pushing on and encouraging you all to do the same. Reclaim your time. Reaffirm yourself, your life and your love, all 2019! Crush those goals. Set higher expectations. You deserve all the best! We have to all keep it up in the new year!
Happy and Healthy Living,
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