before and after -73
In my "skinny" fat pants! -72!
With my incredibly supportive husband
HOPEFULCHANGE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
My name is Emily, and I was obese. That's right... obese. When I decided to change my life and be who I used to be, I entered my weight on spark people(as we all have) and found out I wasn't just overweight... but fell into the "obese" catagory.
Numerous 5k's, two 10k's(first race I placed 2nd in my division, silver medal! second race I came in first in my division-by default- but I will always take another medal!), a 15k, three half marathons, over 1,000 miles (total), and -77 pounds later... I now fall into the middle of the "healthy" catagory!!!!!!
I'm beyond excited as I continue to enjoy my cardio (did you guess it yet?!?!?!) RUNNING!!!!!
I found out in the beginning of 2012 that I was expecting my third child... while pregnant I ran a 15k, a half-marathon at 9 weeks and a 10k at 12 weeks. I stayed really active during my pregnancy which has helped with getting back into exercise this year. I delivered our son in November via c-section, but had emergency surgery 5 days after because my incision opened. I started slowly exercising again in January, 2013. I am making a come back because this is for LIFE and these are things I LOVE! So, I continue to run, started zumba again, shadow boxing, etc.
My goals this year include a 30k and my first full Marathon this fall!
I have been inspired by soooo many people on this website, and if I can inspire and motivate someone, that's fareakin' awesome!!!
If I can help answer questions, or give any advice I will in a heart beat, ask away!!!!
And just because I'm considered healthy, doesn't mean I'm done. I will need motivation as I plan to keep this up for the rest of my life!
You want it??? Go get it!!!!
Rock it out!!!
To motivate and inspire others as they have for me.
To continue running, and pushing myself in that area.
To have a HEALTHY ACTIVE pregnancy!
eat right... eat less... watch calories, Zumba and RUN RUN RUN!!!!
My name is Emily, my ID on here is HopefulChange because that's what I was hoping for. I fought for it, and I got it. So can you!
I hate clowns.
I love pickles.
I hate bugs.
I love softball.
I want to bungee jump.
I hate snakes.
I love chocolate.
I hate yogurt.
I want to sky dive.
I love peanut butter.
I love having four seasons.
:) :) :)
Hi there, i read your blog about mummies loosing their pregnancy weight. How inspirational. As i was reading through i noticed all the dates you mentioned were almost identical to mine. So alike.
Thanks for showing me the way . I needed the motivation today.
291 days ago
Hi! I'm Ali. I added you as a spark friend. Your story is very inspirational!
325 days ago
#AwesomeSauce. Thanks for sharing your experience!
345 days ago
I came across your blog posts today and I have to say you are such an inspiration, your energy and your enthusiasm comes through every word and it makes me want to keep going and never give up! Thank you for sharing your story here with all of us!
485 days ago
I really enjoy reading your blogs. You inspire me to run! Especially since you have three kids and still manage to find time to exercise!
532 days ago