I love working out, but I would be bored, I joined gyms, but I was never really motivated to stay because
I went with someone else to support their fitness goals. I figured I could stay home and do these
exercises and eat well.
I tried yoga and Zumba and I really like those exercises because they were fun. In high school I had a gym class where I lifted weights and used different machines to strengthen my body.
I would say throughout my life I was active, and I cared about my body and what I ate. My weight also fluctuated, and I never knew why until I was diagnosed with PCOS and with this disorder it caused me to gain weight with other symptoms.
In 2016, I decided to make a lifestyle change because I got comfortable. I barely did any exercise other than running after my oldest daughter who was three years old at the time or danced to music at home.
The first step of making a lifestyle change is accepting and acknowledging that a change needs to be made.
The second step is throwing away all the junk food and making the commitment to stay consistent with eating clean and working out at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes.
The third step is finding the right exercise that will keep you wanting to do the work.
The biggest rule is never skip Mondays. I can’t tell you how many times I skipped a Monday and was never motivated to work out for the rest of the week. If you can find an accountability partner or a reason to workout, do it
for your health.
I got a trainer and changed my diet and did the work and lost weight and inches. I could fit in a size eight and I was feeling good and looking even better than when I was in my twenties.
Fast forward to 2019, I was keeping the weight off and still being consistent with the lifestyle. I started getting comfortable again, not exercising, eating junk and dealing with stressful situations, I used tiredness, not having time, and having a child as an excuse not to work out.
I found out I was pregnant, and I tried to stay as active as I could. Once, I had my baby I knew it was time to stop making excuses. I would feel pain in my knee and lower back. When I worked out consistently the pain went away. My clothes were loose, and I could see a difference in my face and neck.
I joined MommiNation for the Fit Mommi Challenge in July 2020 and it changed my life for the better.
I was challenged to come out of my comfort zone.
Naturally I am shy, but in a comfortable setting I will let loose a little. In one of the challenges, I had to go live, and I was really scared and had no clue what I was doing for the workout routine, but I did and had 100 views, I was so happy no one left any rude comments.
During the month we worked on exercises for the body and the mind. I won prizes and even worked out
live. That helped to build my confidence to post more of me working out and preparing meals. It was
amazing and every time it ends, I am in shock how fast the time went.
Now I look forward to doing the challenges as a time for me to do something for myself.
I am busy with my family and now caring for my mother who was diagnosed with dementia. I use this time to
exercise to strengthen my body to stay fit, release and take my mind off everything.
There are so many things that will cause stress in your life, so you need to take a break. We need these
breaks to function and trust me when you don’t take breaks life catches up with you.
I will make the commitment to continue exercising and making time for me!
My fitness goals are to keep up with drinking more water, working out at least three times a week and
lifting heavier weights. My goal is to lose thirty pounds and maintain this weight and just live a healthy lifestyle.
Wishing you the absolute best along your fitness journeys.