Today I'm writing this post as it marks the exact 3 month mark since I made a major life change! (I had been running a couple weeks before this but it was just frustrating me and not showing results) I'm hoping that maybe I can be an inspiration to all you other moms out there, or even for those of you who don't have kids but need come encouraging to get going on the whole fitness thing!
Here's me at the starting line, all nice and clean!
Above: Here's my face after the race! Not so clean anymore! :)
Below: My after race photo! It was a blast!!
So to all you moms out there who think that they can't do it, or that use their kids as an excuse...... I'm living proof that you can do it!!! I have made a change in my entire family's eating habits, and I have so much more energy for my kids! I feel better, I'm happier, and I'm teaching my kids good habits! I couldn't have given myself or my kids a better gift! I'm going to be around a long time for my kids now that I'm healthier! (And just as an FYI, I also did this without giving up my favorite foods....chocolate is still my favorite treat! I've just learned to portion things better and fit in the bad with the good and switch things when I can, for example I have switched to frozen yogurt rather than ice cream, and in my baked goods I've switched from oils and eggs to applesauce and egg whites, these things make a huge difference in calories and fat!). I'll be posting healthier recipes in upcoming posts.... stay tuned! :)
I hope this has helped encourage you all to get going on the healthy lifestyle! In today's world obese is the norm, but you can change that, for yourself, for your family, for your friends.....Its worth it, YOU are worth it! And if anyone needs someone to talk to for encouragement or to vent to about frustrations that come along with the road ahead, then hit me up! I'm more than happy to help!!!