Can you believe it’s been a month since the launch of The Attitude Revolution?! It feels like yesterday and a million years ago all at the same time.
To celebrate my first month anniversary, I want to share with you the incredible, transformative health journey of my friend Kate Mackie.
Kate is living proof that a positive attitude, fierce self love, and a commitment to wellbeing will enable you to change your mind about your body.
1. What has been your health journey?
My first attempt at a ‘health journey’ as at age 25, losing about 30 kilos on a Medically Controlled Meal Replacement Diet. I didn’t keep the weigh off for long, and 7 years later, by age 32, I was another 10 kilos heavier than I was before the ‘shake diet’. 12 months ago, I started transforming my mind and body in relation to health, fitness and nutrition, with Michelle Bridges’ 12 Week Body Transformation and I have now shed 46kilos from my body - from 108.8kg down to 62.9kg.
2. How did you use to feel about your body?
I wasn’t happy with how it looked, how I couldn’t buy the clothes I wanted to wear which would express my personal style, and I would say the last few years before losing weight, I was starting to get a little bit scared whether I was going to have a very long life.
3. Have you changed your mind about your body? How do you feel about your body now?
Now I know how strong my body is, and how much more it can do for me than I thought possible before. I care about it more, so I look after it more, filling it with healthy fuel to give me strength and energy. I think it will last me a lot longer than it would have before - plus I don’t mind how it looks now either…
4. What is your battlecry of love, your mantra of compassion that turns you from fear to joy?
A lot of the time, if I can’t be stuffed with a workout, and I’m just trying to keep going, I will say ‘do it for Mish!!’ as it is Michelle’s program that has helped me to get where I am. Also many times I say things like ‘I’m strong!/I can do this!/Look at what you have achieved so far. I encourage myself with positivity based upon what I know I can do, and that I want to achieve more!
5. What would you say to inspire someone to change their mind about their body?
Do something that makes you feel positive about your body, and what it can do for you. Let it show you that it can run or skip or dance, to lift heavy things, and stretch far. Obviously losing weight and seeing myself shrink helped me to feel more positive about my body, so look after your body by making healthy nutritional choices, and your body will be nice to you, which in turn, will help with feeling more positive about yourself.
If you want to read more about Kate’s inspirational journey, you can check out her blog.
It has been an amazing first month here at TAR. I have learnt a buttload, and I have been inspired and supported along the way by so many people who rock my world.
Thank you so much to all my wellness & wisdom gurus who contributed their battlecries of love to my first round up post. And of course, huge thanks to you, you Attitude Revolutionary, for reading, commenting, subscribing, tweeting, liking and sharing this amazing journey.
A few days after the launch, the gorgeous Navjit Kandola (one of the original wisdom gurus) asked me what my battlecry of love was.
I’ve been thinking a lot about it over the last few weeks and I think this is it.
“I love you”.
At first I wanted to think of something powerful like Chris Guillebeau’s mantra. Or something selfless like Corbett Barr’s. Or peaceful like my mentor Rhonda Jurd.
But I realised these 3 things,
• My battlecry is my truth, which makes it authentic
• It enables me to soothe, delight & empower myself so I’m in a better position to help others.
• It is a mantra that has been a long time coming.
Over to you…
Have you figured out your battlecry of love yet? Please share in the comments. Have you had a transformative health journey that you’d like to share? Drop me a line at [email protected]
Ps - If you know someone who might need a bit of revolutionary self-love or inspiration, please share this post with them.