This is the story of how my life changed.
I was lying in bed or sitting on the recliner chair for upwards of 20 hours a day.
When I wasn’t in bed, you might have found me in the kitchen eating microwave-made nachos or glued to the TV watching Netflix.
I’d go out of the house occasionally, you know, to get Henry’s Hard Orange Soda, to have a smoke, to get Taco Bell, or to do any of the aforementioned activities at another location.
This isn’t a riddle. This was my life. My daily life.
It wasn’t because I didn’t want to do other things. I did. Like, I really did. I used to be a competitive dancer. I used to be an avid hiker and traveler. I used to enjoy life.
But then I was suffering with crippling anxiety and frequent bouts of deep depression.
I was suffering from migraine headaches, whose origins were inexplicable by doctors since I was 5 years old.
I was suffering from being overweight and everything that comes along with that – fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, muscle aches, literal exhaustion from going up and down the stairs.
I was constipated without even really being aware of it.
My only pleasures of drinking, smoking, and eating were causing me deep, deep pain.
But they were my pleasures!
But they caused me pain.
Physical, emotional, and spiritual pain.
I wanted to help myself.
I just didn’t know how.
So I’d restrict my eating, successfully actually, but then I’d just end up binge-eating later.
Maybe you know what it’s like to intend to have a handful of chips but before you know it you’ve eaten the whole bag and two pints of ice cream.
I’d be stuffed to the brim, to the point of discomfort, but I’d still be hungry. It drove me crazy. I felt hopeless. I felt helpless.
But then it was as if I received a sign from God or a blessing from the universe.
My sister Jenny asked me to come to Austin, TX the next month to help her move out of one apartment and into another.
I immediately agreed! I missed her so much as I was living in Connecticut at the time. I was ecstatic about having an opportunity to visit her, even if it meant I had to work for it.
But then I remembered that since I had lived in Austin, TX a few years prior, I had a lot of friends down there who knew me as skinny, sexy Lexi!
I honestly felt like if I saw them when I came back, I’d be super embarrassed.
And that was my motivation to embark on a weight release journey.
At the time, I didn’t have the desire to become a runner. I didn’t have the desire to “heal my gut” or “clear my elimination pathways.” I didn’t even have an awareness of what those things meant.
All I wanted was to look and feel better, and to do so as soon as possible because I had a deadline.
And that’s when the magic started to happen.
Everything I needed came to me with ease and pleasure.
Every choice I made came beautifully and logically and seemingly at the perfect place and time.
This journey didn’t feel efforted, hard, requiring will-power, or motivation.
It just felt… good.
The very first day I implemented the rawsome release method, I felt lighter.
I remember feeling like someone was lifting me up when I went up the stairs.
I remember smiling.
I remember having the desire to go outside for a walk.
And it just kept getting better and better.
And once I released the 70 pounds of excess, unwanted weight in less than three months, the journey didn’t end.
It just kept getting better and better.
I not only released excess physical weight, I was able to shed mental and spiritual baggage that I didn’t even realize had been plaguing me.
I learned about the science of yoga and became a certified 500 hr yoga teacher.
I ran 5K and 10K races while I previously used to joke and say I was “allergic to running.”
I learned mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills to improve my health, my career, and my relationships.
I learned that health is a wholistic phenomenon.
It’s not just about diet or nutrition. It’s about moving the body, enjoying life with pleasurable activities, experiencing more positive emotion states, having meaningful relationships, spending time in nature, and so on and so forth.
And so that’s become my life’s play: creating and maintaining a healthy, dynamic life, a life worth living.
And that’s become my life’s work: helping others accomplish the same for themselves.
Check out how I can teach you to do the same and change your life for the best!