About two months ago, I embarked on a new fitness journey as a Beachbody Coach. I hosted my first challenge group and participated in my first Beachbody Challenge! Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my group and I completed 21 Day Fix!
I was grateful to have gotten in better shape and taken off a few pounds before the holidays. I was so proud of the 3 ladies in my accountability group as they crushed cravings, gained energy, quit mindless snacking, and collectively lost over 30 pounds! Needless to say, my first group was a success and I discovered a love for helping people get fit! Read more
The first time I had a lot of weight to lose, after Myra was born, I worked really hard. I worked out 4-6 times a week, denied myself sweets for about 2 months, and counted calories like a crazy lady. Even though this isn’t my favorite way of losing weight, I had a lot to lose! So, I knew I had to get serious. The hard work paid off as I lost around 50 pounds in 2 months.
By the end of those 2 months, I had gotten within 8 pounds of my goal weight and discovered that I was pregnant. I was thankful to have been so successful with losing weight and we were thrilled that another little one was on the way!
The problem, however, was that I had reached my destination…so I was done. Read more
When it comes to sharing about my fitness journey, I find myself feeling embarrassed and, often, ashamed. I see so many women having babies and looking perfectly thin mere weeks later. I feel as if everyone else in the world doesn’t have to diet, exercise, and actually try…just me.
Even though this is simply the way my body works and I am not actually the one woman in the world to experience this (shocker, right?), I find myself feeling embarrassed…embarrassed that I didn’t start trying early enough, that I didn’t reach pre-baby weight until almost a year later, or that I ended up gaining weight after having a baby. Instead of feeling proud of doing something about it, even if it took a little longer than someone else, I find myself feeling ashamed.
But then I realize, this is my journey. It doesn’t matter how fast she lost weight or how long it took. This is about me. This is my time line. I don’t have to measure up to anyone else or compare statistics. This is my journey. The fact that I am doing something about it, no matter how long it took, is an incredible thing! It is never too late to start making changes. Today is always the best day to start. Read more
So much has been going on in my heart and my life since we have moved! I have been challenged spiritually and physically. I have grown immensely with my relationship with food and have embarked on an incredible, exciting health journey! I can hardly believe how different I am today than just one short month ago. Read more
We did it! We have officially made it through our very first Whole 30 challenge!
I can hardly express to you how awesome it feels to have accomplished such a big task! I feel energetic, excited, and just plain healthy! Before getting to the good part (I know you are here for the pictures), I want to reminisce a little about my journey through Whole 30. Read more
We are always looking for outdoor places to explore in our area. We had heard about this natural bridge for a while but never got around to going. Finally, one gloomy day, we decided to just go! It was a 45 minute drive from our house along gorgeous, winding roads. The dark clouds loomed overhead and we saw some lightening in the distance, but we decided to take the risk anyway! Read more
This post is a bit over-do since we went on this hike over a month ago. But, I needed a little reminder of what spring was like since it snowed this past weekend! Talk about a confusing spring! (I don’t have any pictures for proof…I was trying to convince myself it didn’t happen!) Read more