Motherhood: Fit Mom

Monday, November 30, 2015

A year ago I would have never described myself as a fit mom. Today 60 pounds gone,  a lot of healthy meals and some tearful setbacks, I am still chugging along. 

All my life I have struggled with my weight, and the emotional baggage that comes along for the ride.  After years of yo-yo dieting, and a year and a half after having my daughter, I had a lightning bolt moment, and knew it was time to gain control. 

I began by focusing on my eating habits and nothing else because I had learned the hard way that trying to go all gung-ho too quickly always caused me to burnout.  After I got into a good rhythm with our healthy eating, I began to incorporate easy walks, short online workout videos and dancing around the house with Luna. 

As for the working out, I knew I had to train myself to wake up in the mornings first because I am definitely not a morning person and giving up my evenings with my husband was not going to happen.  Therefore, I set a 3-day workout rule for myself. I knew on the average, I could handle waking up early three days a week without feeling burned out. At first it was difficult, but after two weeks it was working.  

Fast forward to now, I have taken up running. I do most of my running on the treadmill, and have started dabbling in outdoor running with a great group of ladies.  For the first time in my life, I can run a few miles without stopping.  There is a runner in me after all. 

I am not a size 2 and I do not plan to ever be. I want to be myself, I want to be strong, eat intuitively, and be a healthy role model for my family.  I may not look like the fit mom that comes up when you google search "fit mom," but I am a fit mom.  I eat healthy 90% of the time, I enjoy a good run, and I am setting a good example for my family. 

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