Just keeps getting better <3 06/12
My sis and I (I'm on the right) 06/2012
I'm a 35 year old mother of 5 amazing children. "You don't look like you have 5 kids!" is something I hear all the time. I'm not as heavy as most people assume a mother of 5 would look, but I'm too heavy for my 4'9" frame. "You carry it in all the right places!" yeah...but I don't want to carry it all!! So, here's to the start of my journey, to making time for myself, and remembering to love myself, no matter what.
**My workouts are just as important as packing the kids' lunches.** MUST. MAKE. TIME. FOR. ME!
I've struggled with my weight for years. I went through a period where I honestly just didn't think about it. My husband loved me and was attracted to me. I just didn't care.
Then my Aunt kindly asked, "He might not care, but are you happy with your body?"
The answer was no.
So, I joined Spark and I started seeing things differently. It took a while for everything to click, for me to find the path that worked for me. Low carb, high protein, Atkins, slimfast, Hydroxycut...
I'm no different than you are. I could sit and eat a trucker's serving of dinner, then go back for seconds. Then have dessert.
That was me, for years. I prided myself on being able to eat as much as my husband!
As time passed, and I found my life just slipping by me while I kept my butt on the couch, I realized these are not the memories I want to look back on 20 years from now.
Do I want to be thin? Sure, who doesn't? More importantly, I want to be healthy. I want to set a good example for my children. I want to teach them what they should and shouldn't eat, and the easiest way to do it? Lead by example.
To be the best ME that I can be!!!
Fully embraced the Paleo diet (along with my husband and 5 children).
I no longer count calories because I know everything I put in my body is 100% healthy!!
I cannot tell you how absolutely freeing that is.
Strength training 3-4 times a weeks. I went from the weakling that could barely lift a 5lb weight to using 20lbs for dumbbell rows (not a lot, I know, but I WILL get there!).
Focusing on form so that I can eventually deadlift.
(secret goal: to deadlift twice my bodyweight!!)
Can you imagine? Me, standing as tall as I can with my 4'9", walking into the gym where the "big boys" hang out with the weights and deadlifting twice my body weight?!
Born in Puerto Rico, raised on the East Coast.
Proud Mommy to the most amazing 5 munchkins you will ever meet. Nothing I can do will ever compare to the pride I feel in being their Mom.
Proud wife to my high school sweetheart. 18 years together and we love each other more than ever.
| Pounds lost: 5.0