Thursday, August 14, 2014
As a teen I can remember someone telling me I have thunder thighs, I was 17 years old and had just finished Cheerleading for the year. I was so upset and really felt "fat"... I was 110 pounds at the time and very fit. I have to say this has stuck with me all these years. As a teen I never ate right, pizza, Taco Bell, Wendy's and whole bags of Cheetos (the puffy kind).
I never gained weight until college and I feel like it never stopped. I would eat pasta with butter on it and pizza. My dorm was across the street from a McDonald's, I was there everyday. There was beer and junk food for the weekends. I was in college for 6 years and for all 6 years I slowly gained weight, I went from 135lbs to 170lbs when I graduated. When I moved home after graduating more of the same as it came to the food I was eating. I got sick of the way I looked so I joined Weight Watchers. I had great success but just could not keep it going. I slowly went back to poor eating habits.
Fast forward in to 2005. I got married this year and I started to go to the gym to "get skinny" before my big day. I did go a few times a week... with my friend... so we talked more then really doing a good workout. I never got to where I wanted to be with my fitness and weight loss before my wedding.
After we got married I still did not pay attention to my eating until one day I could not take looking at me in the mirrors... so I went back to Weight Watchers. Had some success but again could not stick with it. I had it in my mind I know what I need to do so I just need to do it... a few gym memberships here and there but more of the same. I just could not stick with it.
Before I knew it I was well over 200 lbs (227 when I was weighted in a my 1st prenatal visit in 2008, I am sure it was more at some point I just would never get on a scale or look in a mirror). When I was pregnant I used it as a reason to eat what ever I wanted to. This did not help me in my weight issues. I was very sick during my pregnancy and I ended up losing 20 pounds right off the bat. I gained some back as the time went on.
After Kyla was born I would pay attention to what I ate here and there but never really but much work into. I just wanted to weight to fall off... news flash it does not just fall off. Kyla turned 1 year old and I was still blaming my weight on having a baby.
After looking at the picture from her birthday party I knew I had to do something. I started to count calories using an online group. It worked but I was not working out and at one point I ended up just standing still with my weight loss and giving up.
I started a new job in 2011 health and fitness became a bigger thing at work. We tried to workout together after work but were never constant with it. My one friend and I started to skip out for Happy Hour after bad days a work... this did not help at all.
In 2013 a coworker (now friend) started a challenge group at work where we would workout with DVDs.
I did it here and there... at least 2 times a week but I was not putting my all into it.
I thought I was paying attention to my eating but looking back I know I was not doing that . We started to do a workout called T25. I fell in LOVE but was not ready to commit to it. Now looking back I wish I had started in July 2013.
But I know I was not ready then to give it all I have to make these changes stick and go from being a diet to being a lifestyle. I started T25 in October 2013 and made a such a difference in me I decide to become a Beachbody Coach. I have fallen in love with the products and how they help with this journey to change my life and my families as it relates to health and fitness.
I hope to make this blog about my journey in losing my weight, changing my eating and teaching my daughter about healthy living. I can not wait to share this journey with you. This has been the biggest change I have ever made in my life and the best part... watching my 5 year old daughter workout with me and ask to eat healthy food! That makes it all worth it.