A Healthier You – Sharing The Journey With My Friend Tracy Roberts

If you have been following along in my newsletter, you know I’ve got a confession to make. I have not been treating myself very well. Over the winter, I fell back on some of my unhealthy habits – eating bad and not moving. Through the months, I tried to go on diets and I tried to follow exercise programs. Nothing worked. I couldn’t stick with the programs. Basically, life got in the way.

When I finally shared this struggle with my friend Tracy Roberts of MomsInABlog.com, she couldn’t believe it. This is EXACTLY what was happening to her! And she was letting it happen, just like me.

That’s where this story starts. But, I’m going to let Tracy tell you about it herself. So, let me stop right here and introduce my friend, Tracy Roberts, and our personal journey to A Healthier You.

Thank you, Susanne, for inviting me to share my story. Well, it’s really OUR story, and the story of so many busy women (and men!) out there.

You said it; “Life got in the way.”

I was on a good diet and exercise program. But, cooking those “diet” recipes and finding an hour a day, even a half hour a day, to exercise was getting old fast.

I was hungry. I wasn’t losing weight. I was avoiding my exercise program. Nothing was working. And, I wasn’t having any fun!

Another month would go by; then another, and another.  No results.  I was so frustrated and sad. Was I going to be like this for the rest of my life? And what’s going to happen as I get older?

I felt alone. In my imagination, everyone else was successfully dieting and exercising. Everyone else found a diet program they loved and went to the gym for an hour every day. They had magical powers to find the time to fit all this in with a busy family. Why couldn’t I?

That’s the frame of mind I was in when my friend Susanne came to me and told me that SHE was frustrated, and sad, and had tried everything, too! We couldn’t believe how we both were suffering from all the ups and downs of dieting and exercising, yet never talked about it before.

What happened next isn’t too surprising – it happens to a lot of people. We looked at each other and both said;

“Why are you treating yourself like that!”

Yes, we could accept our own unhealthy habits, but we couldn’t abide by our friend treating herself badly. We personally allowed ourselves to eat bad food and sit on our behinds all day, but when it came to watching our friend do it, THAT was unthinkable!

And THAT is exactly when the idea for A Healthier You was born. I learned some very valuable lessons that day with Susanne:

  • I learned that I was not alone in this struggle.
  • I learned that I was not treating myself with the same respect I treat my friend.
  • I learned that I was more likely to take care of my health if someone was watching me.

Then I sent out the word to my other friends. I asked them; “How would you feel if your friend was making choices that would guarantee she would have serious health problems?” Everyone responded the same way; “I would be very upset.”

So I asked; “Why is it okay for you to make unhealthy choices when it’s not okay for your friends to do the same thing?”


Yes, that hurt. We all have friends who don’t take care of their health the way they should. And now I realize that I’m one of those friends.

That’s the story of how my membership site A Healthier You came about. I realized I was not going to get healthier alone. I needed to share my struggle with Susanne before I saw that I am worth the effort, just like Susanne, and just like all my friends.  And YOU are worth the effort, too!

This journey is NOT about dieting and exercising. Those two words have never done much to get me motivated – other than motivated to complain! Instead, what we need to do is EAT HEALTHY and MOVE!

If you’re thinking this is exactly what you need, please come and join us and start enjoying A Healthier You.

I know there are so many people living busy lives, just like me, who are having trouble finding the time to make healthy choices. But, more importantly, there are far too many of us who have trouble BELIEVING we owe ourselves the healthiest body, mind, and soul that we are meant to have!

When you join A Healthier You, I promise to make the commitment right along with you. I am researching the very best information to get all of us through a healthier day. I’ll share helpful tips for choosing healthier foods, including some fun recipes, along with tips for finding ways to squeeze ‘moving’ into your day. And not the kind of moving we do getting kids up for school, driving them around, running errands, or even working. We need the kind of moving that lifts the spirit while stretching our limbs so we feel better, more alive, more flexible, and more fun!

In your monthly membership, you will have no obligation, other than to yourself. Please click on the link here – A Healthier You – to read more about me, my story, and my commitment to you… and to me!

Here’s a quick glimpse at what you’ll be getting in Month One when you sign up:

  • Introduction to Creating A Healthier You Guide
  • Positive Affirmation – Neutralize Bad Habits with Good Food, Exercise & Healthy Living
  • Motivational Wallpaper – A gorgeous graphic
  • Healthy Recipes – Eating Better: Choosing the Right Foods to Become Healthier
  • Self Reflection Worksheet
  • Overcoming Obstacles Worksheet
  • Weekly Weight Loss Goal Tracker
  • Weight Loss Diary
  • Overcoming Food Addiction Worksheet
  • Access to our PRIVATE Facebook Group where you’ll find support & accountability without judgment

Then, as a member, you will receive a weekly email which will include items such as:

  • Affirmations- to help you keep a positive attitude
  • Motivational Wallpaper – to keep your motivation high
  • Healthy Recipes – to tempt your taste buds and keep you satisfied
  • Weekly Guide to Creating A Healthier You – to guide you along your journey
  • Worksheets/Checklists – to track your goals & progress
  • … Other Goodies – you KNOW there will be extra goodies!

Can you afford to continue making unhealthy lifestyle choices?  I know I can’t!  The damage we continue to do to our body, and soul, is heartbreaking.

The good news is, it’s never too late to start eating better and moving more. Click on, sign up, and make the commitment today for A Healthier You!

  • Do it for yourself.
  • Do it for your family.
  • Do it for a friend!

p.s.  Not sure about making the commitment yet?  As an EXTRA INCENTIVE, from now through March 31st, sign up for ONLY $15 for the first month, and $10 per month thereafter for as long as you are a member. Don’t let another month go by while you struggle to stay healthy. It’s so much easier with the support of a community.  Click on and join A Healthier You today!

p.p.s.  Still not sure yet about making this commitment?  Your membership in A Healthier You is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.  Click to read more about my guarantee:  Creating A Healthier You.  I’ve got you covered so you are perfectly safe to try it out!  Go ahead, click on, and join us now!

What’s stopping YOU from becoming A Healthier You? Is it the thought of going on a diet? Or is it the notion of taking an hour out of your day to exercise?

Perhaps, like me, you just get to the end of the day and think; “Why did I eat that bag of chips?” Or; “Why didn’t I go out for a little walk today?” It’s those little choices that make all the difference – the difference between being healthy and being unhealthy.

Don’t let another day go by ignoring your own needs! Join our community of folks just like you who want to finally, once and for all, live the kind of life we were meant to live… a HEALTHY life! Learn to eat healthier and get up and move so you can enjoy every minute of every day. Click on and sign up and become a member of A Healthier You today!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

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