5 Questions That Will Transform You
Okay, I've taken some time to think about this...
1.) Why do you want to get healthy or stay healthy?
I want to have the physicality, energy, stamina and focus to fulfill my potential. I want to live the life of my dreams, and to be able to handle the stress that may come with it, and not be rocked or thrown off balance. I want to have the physicality to step into any part I desire.
2.) What will you look like after the first 90 days?
After 90 days? Well, I've been doing PB for almost 90 days (that will be on July 7), so I think I should do a 90 days from July 7th. The 2nd 90 days. In my first 90 days I learned that my body likes RARE meat, cruciferous vegetables here and there, fermented vegetables, and little else. Eggs too. It likes eggs. MCT oil seems to be going well since I'm tapering up slowly. I ate carrots the other day, and they were good. Also, my body likes A LOT of sleep. (And dancing. Need more dancing.)
My body DOES NOT like: sugar, wheat, grains of any kind, most vegetables, dairy of any kind, even butter, caffeine in the afternoons, legumes, some kinds of fruit. Also, my body DOES NOT like canned meat, except for tuna. It hates canned meat. Disgusting!
So 90 days from NOW (or July 7th), I would like to be hot. I look okay, maybe even great now. I would like to look great in a one piece bathing suit for the next 90 days. Then after that, we can focus on looking great in a 2-piece. Now that I have the energy and knowledge about proper foods for MY PERSONAL body, I can fine tune to create the best results. Let's say my first 90 days were an R&D phase.
3.) What would you want to feel like in 90 days?
Well, I would say that my first 90 days of PB have been more about how I feel than how I look, and how I feel is pretty damned great. When I started I was lethargic, distractable, unmotivated, highly emotionally labile, easily fatigued, prone to bingeing, and terribly self-sabotaging. Now I have lots of energy, focus, and motivation, I don't binge (unless you call caving and eating two small pieces of chocolate when you're tired a binge), my moods are even, I have greater stamina that continues to build, and I am no longer self-sabotaging. This has been the greatest gift of PB and my Leptin Reset.
I'm also getting a better and better handle on my finances because I know I HAVE to have good, nourishing food available to me at all times, and I am the only one I can rely on to provide that for me. You know that envelope system that personal finance people used to always talk about? I would put money in the envelopes and then I would see a nice pair of shoes, and boom! There goes $100 from my food budget, but who cared, because I could eat ramen or egg sandwiches right? WRONG! Can't eat ramen or egg sandwiches, can only have the eggs! So I totally went to Staples the other day, and looked at those check wallets, so I can say "This money is for week one, this money is for week two, this money is for groceries, this money is for clothing/shoes..." I'm putting myself on an allowance. And my willpower is stronger because I've already made the decision about what to eat/what to spend. Recently I've been thinking that I need more of a social life, so I can add that to my budget and switch things around. I also need to plan out my monthly artist dates and allocate funds for those too. It's all nice to think that I'm going to take myself to the Met, but when that day rolls around and I don't have the cash...yeah right.
So 90 days from NOW, I would like to feel even more energetic and focused, have even greater stamina, and feel confident that I can accomplish what I set out to accomplish.
4.) What will others say about you after your transformation?
They will say, "Damn, she looks freaking hot! What did she do?"
They will also say, "She has such incredible energy and drive! How is she able to accomplish all of that?"
5.) What do you want your legacy to be?
I want to use my energy and drive to create a better, safer world for women. I want to empower women to use their voices, and I want to give them stories with strong female role models that have agency, intelligence, courage, and strength. I believe that making a better world for women will make a better world for all.
Now that I have energy, focus, and stamina, I can plan for the future, complete projects that are important to me, deal with stress better, and so actually work towards the legacy I wish to achieve. Yes!