Teddi Mellencamp Just Made a Good Point About Weight Loss Not Being Linear
"Life is about balance. But finding that balance is a journey."
You might know Teddi Mellencamp as one of the newest additions to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast. What you might not know though is that before making her reality TV debut, the mother-of-two was working on building a business as an accountability coach after going through an impressive weight-loss journey of her own.
While Mellencamp is strong and healthy today, the young mom is no stranger to how difficult it is to maintain that lifestyle. "Those that know me have seen me fluctuate in weight my entire life," she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post last year. "There is no magic pill or potion that helped me reach my goals but being held accountable and holding myself accountable made all of the difference in the world to me." (Related: The 10 Rules of Weight Loss That Lasts)
That being said, getting to this point wasn't an easy or straightforward journey, which is why Mellencamp recently took to Instagram to remind her followers that finding a healthy balance takes time, and that's totally okay. "Life is about balance. But finding that balance is a journey," she captioned the post that showed four different photos of herself at different weights throughout her adult life.
In each photo, Mellencamp looks significantly different as she struggled to find a healthy lifestyle that she could maintain. "I know we're all busy, have our obstacles and excuses. I've had mine," she continued. "And this isn't just about my weight. This is about my attitude and outlook. When I first moved to LA I was insecure and ate and drank my feelings. I went back to riding horses and it was the other extreme, living on Diet Dr. Pepper and string cheese. Then I got pregnant and my focus was on my kids and family while forgetting about myself." (Related: Why Losing Weight Doesn't Always Lead to Body Confidence)
It wasn't until recently that Mellencamp finally found what worked for her-something she could stick to. She realized that healthy living isn't about the way you look or how much you eat. It's about finding what feels good and sticking with it. "Now, I've finally found that balance-a lifestyle that allows you to have a healthy connection with food and exercise while enjoying life to the fullest," she wrote.
Mellencamp's post is a great reminder that life has its ups and downs and so do your health, your diet, your weight and your mentality. All you have to do is trust in the journey and you're bound to find what works best for you.