The year I turned THIRTY, I started a new job, in a new town, in a relatively new marriage. I was on the road more than I had ever been, and I was around fewer people on a daily basis than ever before. I missed constant company, and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself. I ended up eating poorly, gaining weight, not getting enough sleep, and becoming borderline depressed- along with probably driving my husband crazy! (Actually, I’m pretty sure I drove him crazy… I KNOW I did!)
I knew that something had to change. I was spinning my wheels at the gym. I’d go in and workout, take classes, and walk at a steep incline on the treadmill, but nothing was really changing- especially my attitude and my body. I wanted to lose weight, have muscle definition, and feel good!
During that time this spring, I had a flashback from year’s past… I still remember vividly a conversation from when I was pregnant with our oldest daughter, Madeline. I had just gotten my hair cut, and a girlfriend, who had two children, said to me, “take advantage of taking care of YOU now, because you won’t be able to do that when you have children.” HUH?!!! At that exact moment, I vowed to myself that I would ALWAYS take care of ME… and I wasn’t going to let myself go because I had children.
When I had this flashback, I realized I had let myself go!! Of course, I still got up in the morning, fixed my hair, put on makeup, and dressed appropriately for the day… but I was looking more like the mother of two than I ever had before! Do you get that?? I want people to know I’m a mom, and that I love my babies, but I never want someone to look at me and say, “Oh, she must have kids… at least THREE of them!”
I decided right then and there, I had to do something! I joined a challenge and committed to a better me! During this time, I began to feel like ME again- the happy, carefree, loving, fun ME. As my body was changing, I was gaining energy, I was happier, I was a better mom and wife…. and our life began to come back together quickly. Beachbody changed my life, and it changed my family! JOIN us in our next challenge, and take the first steps to a healthier, happier YOU!
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