The Struggle is Real

Services for Real Estate Pros with Projects By Shawn LLC

Getting older is something that we all have to look forward to but I just want to say that THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.


I'm 46 years old (47 in December 2019) and let's just say my body is not cooperating with me. I've always been a tiny framed person that has never really had to worry about her weight.


Well, that all changed when I hit my 40s. Now it is required that I work out and change the way that I eat. And eating healthy is a struggle in itself because I am a very picky eater.


To add insult to injury the universe decided it didn't like me so now I'm fighting with my hormones as well. Uncontrollable weight gain, joint pain, and mood swings... oh my! :-)


Although I have been truly frustrated lately, I do know that nothing that is happening to me is special and I am just following in the footsteps of all of the women before me. I've decided to stop whining about it and use my experience to help others.


That's the great part about being a content creator. You have the tools available to you that allow you to share with others in ways that will help them. My latest content on my blog and my YouTube channel is designed to do just that.


My most recent blog post is all about Self Care. It gives you a self care checklist that you can use to ensure that you are taking care of yourself.  Self care is not as easy as it sounds when you are busy or you suffer from things like depression or anxiety.


Come to think of it, it's noon and I've been working since 7 am and I haven't showered... smh


My most recent YouTube video will give you my 10 favorite ways to De-stress. I've been so focused on my weight gain that it has caused me to stress out about it.  And oddly enough stress causes weight gain.


I've implemented these techniques to reduce my stress.  You can check out the video below:



The video that I will be releasing this week will talk directly about what you can do if you are frustrated with your weight. Click Here to subscribe to my channel and get a notification when the new video is available.


Comments (2)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hear you about the struggle and recently I have taken up swimming laps, which is proving to be very beneficial for my body.  I have also changed my eating habits over the years and rely heavily on my coach Barbara Todaro, she is such an amazing woman!!!

Sep 16, 2019 09:03 AM
Shawn Jones

Having a coach is great! I've really been thinking about getting one myself. I've also been thinking about going to the pool 2 days a week to add something new to my weekly workouts.

Sep 16, 2019 09:05 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Shawn- I only wish I could be 46 again!!! I learned something years ago that could help with your hormone thing...cut out sugar!  It helped me with hot flashes tremendously. (if that's what you're experiencing. )

Sep 16, 2019 06:49 PM
Shawn Jones

Thanks Kathy! That is a great tip. I've been cutting sweets as apart of my healthy eating plan but knowing it will help with hot flashes is a big BONUS. LOL

Sep 18, 2019 01:07 PM