It is that time again…The time that moms put themselves out there to ask for help. I did it last year and I was selected to be put through bootcamp with my husband by my side. These moms need your support. They have opened themselves up for the opportunity to better themselves and their families. I like to call it checking yourself out naked. Please tweet out your support. Let these women know that you stand behind them, besides them, and with them in the fight to win back their lives and prevent obesity in their homes.
Changing my lifestyle has always been something that I had thought about. I just didn’t really know how to do and when I did know how to do it I wasn’t motivated to stick with it. I really don’t believe I am alone when it comes to my mindset. We live in a world that wants immediate satisfaction and weight loss and lifestyle change don’t happen overnight.
The number one thing that I know I needed was motivation. My motivation started with my need to avoid surgery, but I became pregnant during Move it and Lose it during campaign 6. Eventually my body gave out on me and I ended up on bedrest for the last month of my pregnancy. Because my level of pain was so high it elevated my sugars and I was given insulin and forced to control my diet. The KEY word…FORCED. I changed my diet at 34 weeks and lost almost 20 pounds before I delivered my baby at 37 weeks.
But after I delivered my baby I still couldn’t walk. I was FORCED to have my back fused with rods and screws. This surgery was the answer I needed to make me get off that couch/bed and get moving. Without the walking and the core strengthening workouts I would not be able to walk. I had my children as my big motivation to change my lifestyle. My husband’s support to make these changes has been a godsend.
Who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to healthy lifestyle?