How I Lost 10 lbs. in 10 Days

Hey you!

If you're reading this you're probably JUST like me when I decided to lose weight.

Committing to something longer than 10 days? Nope. Give me that secret that will allow me to lose weight QUICK so it can be over with. 

In my head, anything longer than 10 days...well okay really even 7... would be disrupting my life that I was so so comfortable with. 

So what did I do?

I went to Youtube as any 20 year old (at the time) would do and I typed in something along the lines of "how to lose 10 lbs in 10 days". And what popped up? A cleanse, specifically one called "the master cleanse". Sounded greatttt! Fresh squeezed lemons, cayenne pepper, organic syrup (obviously the key here is organic, wink wink). I was ballin' on a college budget at the time and it seemed so simple and low cost to do that I was IN (little did I know that organic syrup is actually quite costly haha). 

The instructions were to just drink that for... really as long as you possibly can. The lady in the video did 40 days.... I was like wow she has the strength of Jesus. So I told myself hey if she can do it for 40 days I can AT LEAST do it for 7. 

So there I went, off to the grocery store to get supplies and get ready to "start Monday".

Monday came and I was READY. I had this magic weight loss concoction prepared. I even brought more supplies with me to work to squeeze lemons right there on my desk if I had to (LOL). 

I did it, I made it through Monday. And Tuesday. And Wednesday. And it was about Wednesday/Thursday where I was like okay... I feel like DEATH. Zero energy, wasn't really mentally able to hold conversations so just stayed away from people, to be honest, because hey I committed to 7 days of this. Aka don't talk to me, don't look at me. 

So day 7 came and I got on the scale, I weighed ten pounds less than my weigh-in last week. I looked up at myself in the mirror and remember the look on my face. It was one of complete exhaustion and I thought to myself "man I really don't look that different, but hey I did it?"

Now the complete shocker... after that day 7 weigh-in, I went back to my normal eating routine. I stepped on the scale again the next day and I was literally the EXACT same weight I was pre-cleanse. You can imagine the frustration I had.

But in that moment, I had this revelation.

I have what it takes to be committed to something. I've just been committing to the wrong things over and over again. I realized my mentality HAD to change or I would be in this cycle of trying different things FOREVER. I had already lost around two years of time yo-yo'ing between diets and probably spent around $1,000-$2,000 on different quick fix mentality things (small things add up, that organic syrup added up haha). I thought "if I would have just committed to doing this the healthy, sustainable way - I could have looked like a model by now".  And I reflected back to that girl that looked up at herself from the mirror on day 7 of the master cleanse and wanted to make her proud.

So I did, I asked for help from someone that had achieved the same things I was wanting to achieve and I committed to the long-term.

That picture you see above, that wasn't from the 7 days (I WISHED), that was from 10 weeks. And because I lost it over 10 weeks instead of 10 days - I kept it off. Hallelujah. Stop wishing for it, start working for it. 

If this resonates with you and you have had a similar moment, you can book a consult with me here to discuss how you can achieve your fitness goals just like this. 

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