Startup. You work a lot. And you push yourself (mentally and physically) to the limit. Those who have not done a startup before don’t understand the physically part, because how much is it to sit at a computer all day working on the internets, right?
Try gluing yourself to the computer for one day, and pushing yourself the extra 20% past your normal boundaries to make that day count 100%. Try finding your breaking point every day. It’s exhausting. Worth it, but exhausting.
It wasn’t exercising though, it was how I was feeling about my body. It wasn’t my own anymore, and being so busy, I hadn’t had time to focus on appearances. I mean, sure I look sexy every day, but I didn’t feel sexy. Not sexy enough anyways.
Sexy. It’s self confidence. It’s being in charge.
I wasn’t in charge of my own body, Dishcrawl had taken it and drowned me in delicous tastings, chef’s tables, and events. Oh hot heaven was it delicious.
Back to the point, I decided to take charge shortly after Patricia and I had a conversation.
Determination Always Yields Good Results
I went no carbs. Taking the first step was easy since I went into it with absolute determination. After that, keeping on the diet was not so bad. I wasn’t starving myself (example: foie gras is not a carb!!!!) I was just making decisions not to eat starch and bread.
Plus, a couple dinners here and there… well you can’t get mad at yourself for enjoying once a week (but have resolve!)
Anyways, I have lost about 10lbs now. Maybe even more. I don’t believe in scales. I’ve definitely dropped a dress size. Wahoo!
The result of that, of a slight change in the balance of my life wheel (thank you, Patricia, for the coaching) has made me really damn happy.
The subconscious result of me not being in charge of all aspects of my life was apparent only after the correction. Sometimes it just takes a bit of perspective from someone else to nudge the needle in the right direction. And then your action, of course, to follow through.
I feel really good. Like, so good I want to just run around and do little flips in the air. I love myself right now and am up to conquer the world. It feels damn good knowing I will win. I knew it before, but with the added SEXY I feel, yum yum life can only be delicious and perfect.
Maybe it just feels damn good to take charge of another area my life to balance the wheel.
Balancing yourself is not easy as an entrepreneur, but it’s pretty awesome if you’re determined. Try it. :)