Hi, my name is Julia S. Dalton-Brush. So, here goes my new blog along with Fit Journey website (launching feb 2013), my new life and my new smile.
I’m starting FJ & this diary because I believe it strength in numbers and I believe in people being able to attain their dreams and to fulfill their hopes and to just fucking love themselves… but, I also know that it is a really hard road sometimes.
At this point in my life, I am not the healthiest woman. I used to be a serious athlete, I used to workout with the best, to wear what I wanted, keep up with what I wanted to keep up with and just feel good about myself. However, the last eight plus years I seemed to have lost my way. Dealing with some family tragedies (mainly the sickness and passing of my mother), putting my work life in front of my well being and a pregnancy had me add 80-90 lbs to my body.
I ran from any feelings of trying to feel good about myself by stuffing food in my mouth and I will tell you right now that food is an addiction, I don’t give a shit what people say. Food can be like crack for certain people, except the problem with food is that you need it to live. You don’t need shitty food to live, but if that’s what you’re addicted to then that is what you will go for. So, for the last eight years, my life has been a constant struggle.
I haven’t felt good enough about myself – dealing with weight gain, the loss of my mother and not being in shape – and it has taken a toll on my both mentally and, obviously, physically.
So, I’m tired of it. A few months ago I decided I was done with pretending to try and get in shape. TIRED OF IT! I don’t want to start and stop because nothing takes a toll on your psychi more than starting something and not being able to continue.
I have been so lucky and have met some AMAZING people who are a huge motivation in my world to keep me going. They go to many of the same gym classes as I go to, they text me to see how my class was if they weren’t there (& I text them the same) and they all around make me want to be the best me that I can be.
That’s what this blog is all about. I was tired of watching these DVD’s with these incredibly in shape women who I felt intimidated by and who – to be honest – pissed me off when they were telling me “you got this”! “You can do this”! or, my favorite “You look great”! and I was sitting there saying – “no I fucking don’t”! “I am not ready for this”! “I wish there was someone I could relate to”.
Well, here I am, I want you to relate to me. I am just an overweight mom, wife, friend, business woman who is ready to change her life, change her mentality and change her body.
I will be posting videos with trainers on Fit Journey when it launches for workouts that we can do together. I will be posting videos that start out easier and with slight variations to make it easier for you to do if you so need it. Who cares if you take the easier route the first few times – you are doing it and that is ALL that matters. We are changing our bodies and our mentalities together. I’m not trying to get skinny, I’m trying to get healthy. But, before the launch, I’ll just be posting what I’m doing day to day. Some of the awesome products that help me get to that point and just what I’m feeling about the whole situation.
This site & diary will be dedicated to a new lifestyle, not a diet or a fad workout. Will I be working out separately than what I am doing on the FJ site once the main part of the site launches? Yes, I will be doing some cardio and other workouts on the side, but so should you. And, we should keep one another accountable for it.
I will also have recipes on here, tips from top nutritionists, cooking videos and so much more.
This is the weight loss site that can be your partner. We can lose together and I am not going to bullshit you. When something is hard, I will say it is hard… but I’m also going to do it and work through it – hopefully, with you.
So, there you have it in a nutshell and, here I go. I’m not holding ANYTHING back. One of my next posts will let you know a little bit more about me and, like I said it will all be out there. My weight, my measurements and my good and bad days.
So, hang tight and, I’m so excited we might be doing this together!