Well it’s been quite some time since I posted..in all honestly I was considering giving up the blog.. Just felt as if I didn’t have more to share.. It’s been a long 2016. Yeah I know it’s April!!! (Things to blog about later) So since I have had a bunch of new followers for which I would like to say THANK YOU!! I thought it would be a good time to re share the very 1st blog post and re introduce the reason I started this blog in the 1st place!! I hope you all enjoy re reading or reading for the 1st time and I think it’s the best reminder of why I am Doing what I am!! This journey will never be easy but it will be worth it!!
Please enjoy the rewind to the beginning!
On May 30, 2013 I took a leap of faith and chose to share my Journey with Facebook…. It was a decision I did not take lightly. I knew that it could have gone much differently.. However, since that 1st post I have been overwhelmed with kindness and Support……. So after much Thinking and deliberating ….Today 01/01/14 I have chosen to take another leap of Faith…. Today marks day 1 of my new Blog…. BECKAH’S WORLD” – Phitness Princess -This is my journey in life, health, fitness….. Again this is not a decision that I have taken lightly… But I know deep in my heart that is the right one…. In May of 2013 a whole new world was opened up to me… Writing made me reflect and was unbelievably therapeutic for me. But the biggest thing I have gotten out of Sharing about my Journey is touching others who just might think they are alone in this Big BAD world!! I hope that what I have experienced and been through can help one person. IF it does I will know it was all worth it!!! I thought it was only Appropriate to start the blog with the same post that started it all!!!
On 5/30/2006 at just under 400 pounds (which I normally do not talk about the highest weight of 403 pounds) and 2 years of fighting Insurance…. Which, included 2 years of Nutritional therapy, exercise instruction (to lose 40 pounds just to have surgery), Physiological testing, High blood Pressure, Pre-diabetic, basically could have been dead before 35, and not able to have children…… I arrived at Shady Side hospital (in Pittsburgh) to have Gastric Bypass. I knew that morning I may not come home but I also knew that if I did not go that morning I was not going to be around much longer. I had the best Damn team of Doctors I could have asked for…. they prepared me with great knowledge and understanding…..THIS WAS NOT A FIX, this was my Assistant! And were they ever right!!!! In the seven and half years since surgery I have lost and gained, Lost and Gained and gained and lost and gained again. I am Irish/ Italian a stubborn as they come!!! I listened to the letter for the first 2 years…lost 128 pounds!!!!… Then well I fell back in to life, and then I was blessed to get pregnant!!!! This was the ultimate for me I could not have been happier but the pounds packed on and the packed on FAST!!!! But I never thought it was out of control… HELLO…. it was out of control and I was climbing right back up…. I was terrified!!! I started to see my Nutritionist again in 2011. It worked but it was not working the way I wanted it to so in 2011/2012 I joined the Gym and that worked too but I was not getting results. In 2013 I am not sure what hit me but as Cole was ready to turn 4 I looked at myself and said a change MUST be made….. This is when I started with my trainer Garrett and the difference is remarkable!!! By no means am I perfect I would eat a bag of Chips YES THE WHOLE BAG!!! If I could!!!….. I fight DEMONS every day!!!! I have to make the best Choices for me, my health and the Health of my family… My surgery will never fix my mind but one day at a time the mind games lessen but the fight for Health will be the rest of my life!!!!
Today January 1, 2014 I am OVERJOYED!! to say I am down 218 pounds!!!! Over the last 10 months training with G I have lost 37.5 all over inches and down 56 pounds……..I have people tell me I am an inspiration to them!!! It’s kind of is mind blowing to me….. I did not set out to inspire anyone or motivate anyone…. I wanted to change my life for the better. I do not want to be skinny I want to be healthy. I never in my dreams thought that I would be a motivator but If I can help one person realize the Weight they carry doesn’t define who you are then what I learned from the Doctors and Garrett was the best $$ I have ever spent!!!! Please if you need a reason to start the best reason in the world is YOU!!!! YOU DESERVE IT!!! YOU ARE WORTH IT… took me a long time to get here and I am not going away any time soon!!!
Every day is a fight for my health… some days the Struggle is greater than other days but having the support I have from my Husband, family and friends is unreal!!! Clyde (AKA the Hubs) was there at the highest weight and will be there at my lowest weight!!! I hope you enjoy the new Blog!! I know I am excited for what is to come… No I am sure it will not be all Glam and Glitter… But this is REAL life… no filter… If I have a bad day, work out, or maybe eat the not best choice!!! I will not hide it… However, at the same time we will celebrate meeting Goals, Making strides, and Kicking Ass!!! I will share not only my achievements but the achievements of so many of the wonderful people that are in my life!!! I cannot wait to see how this all pans out!!! Thank you for following!!! As you will see or may already know… I always say…. It’s all part of the Process…