Ep. #8 My Fight to Feel Better
Hey all! Emma here.
Andrea and I have slowly but surely been figuring out our different roles here at Truth Talk Podcast. You’ve been hearing a lot from Dre’s perspective but we want to make sure that you get to know both of us when it comes to sharing our stories and this blog.
In high school, I used to share anything I wrote to either my Dad or my sister. They were instrumental in my writing process and helped me tremendously over the years when it came to that part of my educational journey. My Dad was the kind of dad who would correct our grammar in conversation and also point out when we were using too many “likes” or “umms”. While it was a bit annoying at times, I’m forever grateful to him for making sure his kids know not to end a sentence with a preposition or to start a sentence with “Me”. I went off on a little bit of a tangent there but I wanted to give a little background on my own writing process and how I’m forever grateful to have grown up in a home that fostered reading and learning and speaking/writing well.
This week’s episode is near and dear to my heart as I dive into my own personal journey to a better me.
It’s something I started calling #myfighttofeelbetter. I’m going to keep this short because the truth is, I’ve actually written all about my wellness journey over on my main business blog, Emma Rose Company. If you click that link you’ll be directed to the wellness category which highlights the blog posts I’ve written about My Fight to Feel Better.
However, I’ve never really talked about it openly in such a vulnerable way like I do here on Truth Talk Podcast and I’m beyond excited to share my story with you on how I went from being on the threshold of obesity to taking control of my life and health for the first time in a very long time. The simple truth is that I stopped making excuses and started asking myself what kind of future I want to have. I asked myself what kind of relationship I wanted to have with my husband, friends, and family because the reality is that all of those relationships were impacted by my lack of self esteem and inability to keep up with the people I love most. Not to mention how it was impacting my role as a small business owner.
In a year, I lost over 50 pounds and quickly learned that it was so much more than a number on a scale.
I learned that my habits impacted my family in more ways than I could have ever imagined and how it also brought my marriage to a new and exciting place.
So hang on, Truth Talk listeners! This one is deep, but needed to be shared.
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