How Did I Do It?

The number is 40! Not my age, but 40 pounds. I officially lost 40 pounds. And I am done! My goal was 10, then 20 and then 25 and I made it to 35. I actually stepped on the scale last week and I lost 40 pounds. I couldn't believe my own eyes.  Yes, I accomplished all of my goals and more.

People ask me all the time, “How did you do it? Were you on a plan? Did you stop eating? Do you workout 24 hours a day?”  I have an answer for you. I was DETERMINED. Determination conquers all. If you set your mind to something, you can do it. I don't care if it's school, a diet, a workout or a new lifestyle, you can all do it. In January, I was fed up with ME and I wanted a NEW ME! Remember??? #newme. It was a goal I wanted to achieve and I did it.

Set a goal for you and see if you can do it. See if you can walk 1/4 mile this week. I bet you can. See if you can walk one mile next week. I know you can. I know you can walk one mile each week even if you have never walked a mile in your entire life. Get off your ass and move! I hadn’t moved in years and I move each and every day. Stop putting bad crap in your mouth. Stop being lazy. Start a NEW YOU!

Remember how so many of you used to call me fat? Post on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? Did that make you feel good about yourself? I'm sure it didn't. So, start moving, and stop posting about me and look in the mirror now!

I have a NEW ME... What about YOU?

Ashley Gold