Posts Tagged ‘Antishay’

Over the last week I’ve taken a bit of a break from my normal t.v. viewing (other than the shows I consider essential, like Biggest Loser, Lost, and Grey’s) and have been spending quite a bit of my night watching weight loss videos on YouTube.  I wrote a few weeks ago about my discovery of this entire weight loss community on YouTube that is as inspiring as all of the weight loss blogs I read.  Sometimes it’s nice to just sit in front of a screen and watch people share their successes and setbacks and visually see their progress.

One of the vloggers that I find really informative and motivating is Shanti aka Antishay.  She lives in Seattle and at 23 is one of the most mature and wise young women I’ve ever “met.”  After being overweight her entire adult life, she decided to start making videos in May 2008 to give her weight loss journey some accountability.  She’s also said that she loves the “worldwide WW meeting-like community” that she’s found on YouTube.  Her weight loss method is counting calories, working out, and more recently she has decided to stick to a diet free from all processed food.  She has lost over 40 pounds.  I find her to be intelligent, insightful, and energetic.

The video I’m posting here is one that I found truly inspiring and I thought I’d share it with all of you because she makes some excellent points. I’d recommend taking the 10 minutes to watch the entire video because she has a great way of explaining her points.

A few of the key things I gleaned from the video are:

  • Live in the present.  She mentions that you need to let go of the past because you can’t change it.  And while making plans for the future is great, until you are actually DOING the things on the plan, you’re not really taking action.  This really spoke to me because I am a huge planner, but not always the best in following through on the “doing” part.
  • Forgive yourself.  Lisa had a great post about this same thing the other day, and I found it to be so true.  We are only human and we do make mistakes, have setbacks, and let ourselves down, but it’s how you move on from those things that really show who you are and how you want to live your life.
  • Realize that incremental choices got you to be overweight and small changes are what will help you lose weight.  This goes along with the concept of baby steps.  You take one positive step which leads you to have success, and then you take another, and another, and before you know it, you’ve transformed your lifestyle, your mentality, and your body.

This video came at the perfect time for me, and I really enjoyed watching it.  I hope you get something positive out of it, as well.


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