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Allison Pallard
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Overweight and insecure on a journey to healthy and confident!!
Overweight and insecure on a journey to healthy and confident!!

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Turning "you can't" and "I can't" into "I DID"!!!
It's been awhile since I last wrote a blog, and honestly I wasn't feeling so inspired to write much of anything.  I had knee surgery which then caused a hip injury and recovery from both have taken it's toll on not only my physical health, but my emotional ...

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I am 40 years old. I am a strong, confident and typically happy woman. I would have never said that about myself at age 16, 21, 30, or even 38! But halfway through age 39 I realized it was time to get a new outlook on myself and life.

I looked back at pictures of myself and couldn't believe how I had let myself go. Call it depression, call it anxiety, or even laziness. Whatever it was it was embarrassing!

I didn't like myself, I was appalled at how I looked and I wanted nothing to do with a mirror or even thinking about new clothes. I hid behind bigger clothes and made every excuse in the book for not trying to look better.

I'm done with all of that. I finally realized that change would only happen if I made it happen. So I made it happen... I put forth real effort into learning how to eat right and dedicating time to working out as well as time to allow myself to grow as a person.

I joined a challenge group where I met new people, made new friends, and gained more support than I ever thought possible. I learned to like myself and for the first time I can think into the future and see myself wearing cute clothes doing things I've avoided doing because I'm too big.

I am looking for THREE ladies who feel the same way I did and who are in DESPERATE need of a change. We can do this together!

Time, money, desire.... No obstacles... I can help you work around them all.

Let's do this!!

#weightloss
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I can't really remember a time when I haven't been overweight. I've been made fun of, teased, laughed at, talked about and mocked everywhere I've ever gone. Being overweight simply became my way of life and I never saw a reason to change it. I didn't really need to because I was still doing everything I loved... Softball, marching band, hiking, bike riding, completing triathlon relays and running 5k and quarter marathons. So who cared if I was overweight?

My family cared.... I remember my brother once telling me he was concerned because he noticed I was getting bigger. My dad mentioned once he wondered what was going on. My doctor cared... She shared her concern that my BP and cholesterol were insanely high and she had never seen my weight that high either.

I didn't care. I was depressed, I was lonely, and I knew that trying another diet would just make me feel like another failure. And when I failed those diets and workouts, those trying to help me gave up on me too. So why would I try again and risk even more depression and more failure?

But I did... I tried again in April 2014 and for once started seeing results. A casual conversation with friends while on vacation quickly became a life changing decision for me. I was introduced to this bubbly teen who promised me she was going to help me lose weight and feel and look better. I laughed but thought, "ok, I'll give her a month". It's been 6 months and she's become one of my best friends and I've become a new person.

Beachbody and Shakeology have changed my life!! I have not only lost weight but I've lost inches and gained muscle. My calf muscles are finally back after my ankle surgery! But most importantly I have learned how to like myself, how to look others in the eye, to face adversity with strength, how to present myself with pride and confidence AND how to eat right and have fun doing it.

I want to be that person who does all of those things for you!! I want YOU to realize your own potential and worth! I want YOU to join me on my lifestyle changing journey! Join me for my "Fall into Fitness" challenge group this month and I promise you never ending support, lots of fun, new friends, toned muscles, weight loss, great new recipes, and a whole new YOU!!
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Reaching my goals just one month at a time! #shakeology #beachbody
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Love #Beachbody and #Shakeology !!!

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I'm back... and I'm ready.
I'll admit it, I've been slacking on my blogging lately, I've been slacking on sharing my progress in my journey, and I've been slacking on just being positive.  I was admittedly in a slump.  But, I found my shovel and I dug myself out and here I am... I'm ...

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Day 2 with Shaun T.... Feeling good! #shakeology #beachbody
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I stand by my friend! #WeStandWithJonWaters
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