A New Tani

December 3, 2014

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It’s been a long time coming and I’m happy to announce the new Tani! I’ve committed to becoming a fit and healthy Tani and made the decision to be serious about my weight loss. I figured it was the one thing that I could control, as the rest of my life seemed to have fallen apart at the seams. Concentrating on my weight loss would provide some much needed balance that I couldn’t find anywhere else.

I started simply by learning how to eat and what to eat. I had to pinpoint what my vice was and what lead to my weight gain. I hate to admit it, but I can’t say no to food. If I see it, I’ll want to eat it. It was hard to break the habit. I even worked coaches to help me conquer my eating vices. I started with Shani from Reformation Health Coaching, LLC last December.

It was with her expertise that I learned why I craved certain foods (of course, all bad for me). She also taught me how to redirect my emotions; where I was focusing my energy and helped me to see my goals clearly while teaching me how to eat properly.Flickr

Shani was God sent and helped me take my health seriously. God placed not only an amazing coach, but also an encourager that helped me through the beginning of my transformation. I was able to connect with Nicole Springer and through her program I learned that transformation is permanent. I fasted for 10 days and read biblical principles that helped me with my physical body.  Holli Sharma with Revolve Nutrition & Wellness, convinced me to start an Herbal Challenge…so, I did! The challenge kept me focused on the end result, not so much on my daily intake, but learning the importance of how food reacts in my body.
FlickrThrough Iron Tribe, I reconnected with my passion for weight lifting (which is incredibly sexy and all women should do since resistance is our friend). I lost weight not just by working hard to eat properly and starting a new fitness regime, but by also walking in FAITH. And I’m still not finished with my weight loss journey.

As I continue to push myself to becoming a more confident woman in this body God has given me, I have FAITH that He will continue to guide me. All I can say is that deciding to drop the weight has been the best thing I could have ever pushed myself to do. Despite all the hardships in my life, this weight loss journey has given me a strong foundation to build a new Tani on and I’m looking forward to new results as I continue dropping the pounds.

I know it’s going to take even more discipline to reach my goal weight and lose those last stubborn 10 pounds, but I’m determined to see my abs. And by God’s good graces, it will happen!

 

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Approximately FOUR months ago I was extremely confused, and severely stuck… BUT God…

Life isn’t always easy, but lately it has been extremely difficult. I’ve been through some challenging conditions that have taken its toll on my business endeavors. These difficulties have really placed a roadblock in my life, and it wasn’t exactly easy to overcome. But like all things in life, you learn from it all, and during these challenging past few weeks, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned that in business, as well as with your finances, when you make a mistake or stumble over life’s roadblocks and challenges, you must look toward you inner strength to continue to walk by faith in whatever purpose God has for us. For it’s through Him that we overcome anything that’s blocking us from reaching any and all potential He has in store for us. Everyone has a purpose in this life, we just have to listen and rely on our inner strength and faith to find it.

Although it may be hard, it is necessary to leave behind what is safe and tackle those challenges head on to embrace what has been promised by God. When I was down, I was down and believe me when I say it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. There were so many times I just wanted to give up and let the challenges conquer me, but I knew I had to fight and stay strong because I knew God’s purpose was waiting for me at the end.

If the past has taught me anything, it’s to follow God’s will because in the end, it always turns out perfectly. It is often the “just getting there” that’s hard. It’s true what they say about how when one door in life closes, a window magically opens, but it doesn’t “magically” open because God is the one opening it for you. He provides another path for you to take that will bring you exactly what you NEED.

Let’s just put it this way, I had nothing left but to trust God and his plan for me. When I was down to a minus zero in my finances, all I had left was what He promised. I had to have faith that he would provide exceedingly and abundantly more than I could ever think or even ask for. He promised to never leave me nor forsake me and so I gave up and surrendered all my hardships to Him.

He left me no other choice but to believe that I was being put through all this for a reason; that there was a greater purpose for my current suffering. I just had to fall to my knees and pray that he gives me the strength to endure so that I may live up to whatever reason I was put here on the earth to do.

And here I am now, still moving on in pursuit of my dreams while experiencing the biggest challenge of my life…all in faith, of course!

Sometimes, what we believe for US is not God’s BEST. The only way to find out is to completely lean on HIM by putting all our dreams at the altar.

Trust and Believe, things will fall in place.

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