Every week we are going to be linking up our goals, accomplishments, and struggles, so you can see how changes are not always easy, but needed.
In today’s fast pace convenience society, we have to walk against the current and get out of the box of comfort. Some women are just starting down the road with little steps, while others have been making changes for years. The important thing to understand is that diets don't work, a change in lifestyle is what works. "Life" is the key word in Lifestyle, meaning this is not a couple months experiment, it is a living, breathing, conscience walk of "life", that will continue on into the golden years.
The wonderful thing about this "Hopping for Health" link up is that you will find stories and experiences of many women, and are sure to find inspiration and understanding.
I was always an active teen in Softball and Cheerleading, while one of my favorite hobbies was dancing. During my first pregnancy I gained the correct amount of weight and lost it all within a few months after birth. Once I was pregnant with my second child I started to gain unhealthy weight. I never got back to be active and never lost all the weight. With each pregnancy I gained body weights that expect accumulating. During my fourth pregnancy, I noticed I was stronger and healthier, due to diet, than I had been in years but the weight was still a problem. After Gabby was born I started to work out and started to finally lose weight. This has been a lifestyle change. I liked to be active, but when you are not in shape being active is not as appealing and was a challenge.
Now I am stronger, leaner, and healthier but I still struggle like all moms finding the time to get in my workout, and my workouts change according to the seasons. While I have lost most of my weight I still have some to go. I am hoping to lose the last 20 lbs. this year. This is my challenge to myself to have my body back in 2013, this is my year!
I have been working on this since January, but really kicked it up in February. This month I joined a month long race for wounded warriors. This was a race that you do on your time and at your pace to get in 100 miles before the end of the month. You would walk or run the miles and you logged them into the community challenge site.
I have logged in 88 Miles this month!
I learned that I actually LOVE to run and have the most fun running outside and on trails. I would never have thought that I was capable of his challenge until I tried. I have had a few injuries along the way, but the reward and self-discovery have been amazing.
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