This is me 3 years ago. I had had my first baby 6 months prior, gained too much weight during my pregnancy and in turn, it was hard to get it off. Then, I got pregnant with my second baby. I was still carrying the weight from the previous pregnancy, and it was just simply uncomfortable, unpleasant and took a toll on my self-image.
So, 6 months after I had my second baby, I decided it was time for things to change. I started exercising, eating healthier, and the weight came off...slowly. It wasn't easy, and still isn't, but I stuck to it.
A year later, 35lbs lighter, and still on this journey, I feel so much better than I ever have. I don't count calories, do any type of "dieting," or overly obsess about what I eat. I do, however, make healthier food choices and love to run and exercise, and drink mostly water. I still love sweets, and have them more often than I probably should. Moderation, moderation, moderation. (speaking to myself here!) I think it will be a journey I'll always be on, but I love what I'm continually learning about my body and my health.
I don't want you to think I'm writing this because I think I'm super awesome, or because I think I look perfect, or even great. That couldn't be farther from the truth. I want to let you ladies out there know that yes, you can be a mom and find time to take care of your health. You can be a mom and still find time to exercise and be healthy. And I want to pass along any helpful information that I learn that might be helpful in doing that.
So, you ready to get started? Start today!
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