I just read a post in my private forums from a client I actually know locally. All the time people ask me, “What is PNP?” OMG. It’s the hardest question to answer.
- We are a caring group of women who know each other ONLINE.
- We meet up all over the country because for years we’ve grown close to each other.
- We are a weight loss site. No crazy diets; just learning how to feel better and make better choices.
- We are athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds. Some of us race and do amazing athletic things we always thought only the “fit people” could do.
- We are beginners. We are letting go of the diet mentality and learning how to change for our kids and families.
- We are unlike anything you may have experienced online before!
Today I want to share with you my client’s beautiful post. It touched my heart and says a little about what we do in our little world. If you want to join, simply go to www.phit-n-phat.com, scroll down, click on Tell Me More, and sign up! It’s only 5.95 a month and no contracts. We would love to have you!
I’ve been pondering something lately that I’m not sure I can articulate very well. I’m really not even sure how to start. I love PNP. I have participated in, attempted, tried, whatever you want to say, many “weight loss” programs in the past. And I think when I started with PNP and HHH last winter I was focused on weight loss. Don’t get me wrong – I needed to focus there. I was freaking 230 pounds and couldn’t hardly get out of a chair. But as I began to lose weight through journaling, it forced me to make better food choices as long as I stayed motivated to eat within my calories each day (otherwise I’d go hungry, and I’m not good at that!).
Once I started exercising, a new world opened up for me. I had never weight trained before. Over the past few months, I’ve discovered muscles I didn’t know I had – really – and didn’t know I could work and strengthen.
That brings me to where I am today – a revelation I had last night that is really foreign to me. But I think this revelation defines a mindset that I never before had, whether I was trying to lose weight or not.
At boot camp last night, we were discussing Thanksgiving. I was already pondering Thanksgiving and what the normal out-of-control menu is at our family gathering. But as the conversation progressed, Corinne said basically that we work so hard through out the year, we should be able to eat what we want on Thanksgiving. I almost fell off the treadmill.
Every other plan I’ve followed would have told me what I should and shouldn’t eat, how I should act, and what I should tell people about it. That way of thinking adds stress to the holidays and really sets you up for failure.
The PNP/HHH focus is on being healthy – making healthy food decisions, exercising, and starting over when you’ve had a bad day. It’s also on community – the women involved here are the most amazing group of comforting, motivating, and caring folks I’ve ever seen. In the other programs, many times failure is failure and it’s so hard to get the motivation to get back on program. I’ve found here that I can still be successful when I’ve had a tough day, or I don’t feel well and I rest.
I strongly believe that for me, this is the right place to be. I still have to wrap my arms around the mindset, since for 40 years I’ve been programmed another way, but I believe this is the correct path for me and really for anyone who needs to travel this road.