A couple of weeks ago, June 21st to be exact, I had a splitting headache all day that would not go away. Since I have hypertension I kept checking my blood pressure. It was getting higher and higher which made me very concerned. My daughter kept coming in my room to check on me and even took it upon herself to look up the symptoms of a stroke; she started doing her own analysis of whether or not we should be concerned about my symptoms.
She tried to convince me to go to Urgent Care but I refused because I just didn’t want to cause a fuss.
Then she decides to call her dad (my ex-husband) and tells him the whole story and they both insisted I go. After hours of waiting and then poking, prodding and running blood tests they determined that I was experiencing something called “cluster headaches” and they sent me home with some strong pain medicine and several little white pieces of paper.
I walk out the door and open my hand to inspect the instructions that they sent me home with and, too my surprise, the first piece of paper I look at says…………..
BMI – OVERWEIGHT!!!! YOUR BMI TODAY WAS 26.6
My first reaction was “Why the hell are they telling me I’m overweight when I came here for a damn headache?” I go on to read……………..
CHANGE YOUR DIET: EAT 500 FEWER CALORIES A DAY
My second reaction was “like I don’t know that! Shit I’m a damn Health Coach!!” I was pissed off. I go on to read………………..
INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. EXERCISING HELPS BURN EXTRA CALORIES
My third reaction was “who the hell doesn’t know that?!?!” I’m an ex boot-camp instructor!! There was a time when I could hold my own in the gym. Notice I said “ex” and “was”.
I had read enough; the harsh reality I had just read was making my headache worst!
I went home took some pain medicine and went to bed. The next day I relaxed in bed all day and the word OVERWEIGHT! OVERWEIGHT! OVERWEIGHT! kept flashing in front of my eyes. I knew that some of my summer clothes from last year were a little tight but I also knew my weight was nowhere near the highest its ever been so I wasn’t that concerned. And there was a time when I was on 3 blood pressure medicines but now I only take one low dose one so I felt like I was good to go.
I WAS LYING TO MYSELF.
I WAS IN DENIAL.
I WAS SETTLING FOR JUST OK.
The truth is that I’ve been working very long hours on a full-time job, commuting close to 3 hours a day and working on my business nights and weekends.
Yes I’m the self-care lady and I drink my lemon water and green smoothies. I get outside and walk at lunch and eat my salads but what I wasn’t paying attention to was that I had started slipping when it came to my diet. I hadn’t been in the gym in quite a while, I was losing muscle tone and my body was starting to look soft.
Yup my middle was getting bigger and in the busyness of my days, I just didn’t pay attention. And on top of that I just turned 59!
What I decided that day in the bed was that I was going to get help. Believe me my budget is tight but what I know is that we find the money to do what we want to do and this is not a luxury it’s my life!
And guess what? Coaches need coaches too! So I hired a personal trainer!! He’s not just any personal trainer, his specialty is “Body Transformations”.
My first session was last Monday and the first thing he had me do was get naked!! Well not totally naked, but it felt that way. He didn’t weigh me; he didn’t take any measurements! What he did do is take several pictures of me; front, right side, back and left side.
As he took my “before picture” I wanted to cry.
He then stood there looking me up and down, studying my body. With each look I was more horrified. As I stood there under the bright lights I realized there was no place to hide.
I didn’t want to post this picture because I’m used to hiding under my clothes and being seen at my best, but it’s time to get real and come clean. Here is my “before” picture…….
That night I decided it is time to get serious!! Just like I healed from the brain tumor; the back surgery; and the removal of my thyroid I knew in that moment I was going to heal this condition too!
Transformation starts with looking in the mirror and that’s what I did with my trainer and that’s what I’m doing with you! I’m coming clean! I’m putting myself out there to be held accountable and the biggest thing is that I’ve invested in myself!
I’m on a journey to transform my body and my life!
I know you can relate to how I feel. You’ve been lying to yourself, hiding the truth of who you are, making excuses for your current situation. Go stand in front of your mirror naked. What do you see?
Are you finally ready to get honest with yourself and start the process of transforming your life?
I want to support you!
So I’ve decided to do something I have never done before. For the rest of July only, I am offering a special way for you to start your journey with me.
Schedule your 1.5 hour Summer Transformation Coaching Session.
Go here for more information==> http://gailkallen.com/summer-transformation-session/
***Make sure you watch out for part 2 on Wednesday. I’m going to tell you all about my new trainer and what’s in store for the next few months.