Welcome to Seriously Good Vibes!
I created this site with help and inspiration from many people and many life experiences–especially those in the year 2016. I want to share my story to help not only inspire and motivate others, but also relate to anyone who may be facing a struggle that hinders their ability to live life to the fullest.
Let me take you back to my childhood– where all those deeper emotional issues begin for many of us. Phsychologists and therapists feel free to begin diagnosing me! Although many of my childhood memories are faint, I can always look back and remember clearly how I felt about myself. Ultimately, how self confidence hindered my ability to be open and live life.
I grew up as what one may call a “chubby kid”. I definitely experienced teasing and endured emotional challenges. Although I made up for it by being pretty social, involved in activities and enjoyed making other’s laugh. I was lucky to have great friends, which helped in minimizing my emotional struggles. To be honest, I never felt I was a great person. I definitely did not love who I was. I can’t be sure what my parents, family and friends thought of me, but when I look back I am so embarrassed and regret certain things I’ve said or done and it makes my stomach turn! I’m sure many people can relate to that.
Even through my high school, college and adult years I found it difficult to love myself. Many people would admire my “confidence”, but I realize now, it wasn’t real. It was a front to just get through life and keep people from worrying about me. Finally at 28, happily with the love of my life and 3 beautiful children together, I finally understand my own worth and strength. However, to get here took tons of work, consistency and patience.
After having 3 pregnancies and births back to back to back, my body had gone through it. Not just physically, but emotionally too. I would look in the mirror and wonder how I allowed myself to get to that point. The time flew by and I slacked off, became lazy and lost in my own anxiety. I allowed fear and anxiety to control me– traits I still struggle with. As a result, my emotions became visible in my appearance, at least to me. Its easy to think of the pregnancies as being the cause for weight gain, and to an extent of course it factors in, but I was the one who allowed my health to get out of control.
One day I decided to commit to creating a lifestyle of health and wellness for myself. I figured, if I can take control of this, everything else will fall into place. I was blessed in 2016 to be able to quit my job and stay home with my kids. In this time, I taught myself to cook healthier, exercise regularly and I was happier. Its often said the stay at home parent’s job is one of the toughest jobs. Personally though, the bond I’ve built with my family and the self-confidence I’ve gained have benefited my overall well-being. Despite money being essential for livelihood, no salary is more valuable to me than those things. At 28 years old, I have finally discovered what I want out of life and how to continue being inspired.
In my weight loss journey so far, I have lost 83 pounds and still going. Opening this site is also a way to hold myself accountable to keep challenging myself to set goals, learn from mistakes and be confident in the process.
Oh… and to stay on those seriously good vibes.