Seeing that it’s You Can Do It Week and all, we thought what better time to feature a little weight-loss wisdom from one of the most inspiring and hacky-wacky ladies we know, Ruby Gettinger? With a you-can-do-it attitude, Ruby inspires the heck out of us, and we know she will you, too. Read on for the top five weight-loss lessons she’s learned.
5 Things Ruby’s Learned During Her Weight-Loss Journey
1. Know that you’re stronger than you think. You are stronger than you think. One little setback is not enough to stop you from achieving your goals, neither are 100 to 1,000 setbacks. You might FEEL weak, but you are NOT weak! If you are reading this, you still have the will in you to fight! You CAN and WILL WIN. The only time you fail is when you give up. There are going to be many people who will try to bring you down and tell you can’t do this or that — you’re doing the wrong plan, going the wrong way, etc … Don’t let anyone destroy you or your will to survive. Believe it or not, there are many people who are in a worse situation than we are right now. Pull yourself up and fight my fins!!!
2. Never make it about the number on the scale. Getting healthy is a life-time change, and it’s something you must work on daily. The number on the scale may go up or down, but it’s not just about some magical goal number. It’s about becoming your best, each day and every day and giving it your absolute all.
3. Find workouts you love. My workouts make me feel so good, but that’s because I actually like them, and they’re convenient for me! I enjoy riding my bike outside,walking on the treadmill or biking on my NuStep inside. I also work out with my trainer Shazi to do dancing, cheerleading routines and boxing! Oh, and I also love to Zumba! It’s taken me awhile to find what activities I love, but life is too short to spend it doing a workout you hate. Try a lot of different activities, be open to new experiences and stick with what makes you smile.
4. Be consistent and give it your all. Please be consistent for 90 days like I am doing with my ViSalus 90-Day Challenge. For 90 days I am entering my own boot camp, cooking at home, doing a lot of recipe experimenting, working out and most importantly I am learning how to ask for help before I have a setback. I am ready to give all I have for me. I am a wounded soul, healing in every part of my life so that I can help other wounded souls. I know we can help one another. Join me in my battle to victory!
5. Treat it as a journey. Setbacks may happen, but it’s important to just keep trying and making as many good healthy decisions as possible, and then learning from any hiccups instead of beating yourself up from them. I am truly on a journey spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. While my 90-day challenge has an end date, my healthy lifestyle doesn’t!
A big thanks to Ruby for sharing her weight-loss wisdom with us! Tell us, which one of these lessons resonated best with you? —Jenn