Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Fitness TBT-Don't just "Deal with it"

My Fitness #TBT ---After having Mya and gaining 60 pounds and not being into health and fitness AT ALL before I was pregnant with her, I just thought that I was going to have to "deal with it" now bc I was a new mom (who was starting off parenthood alone bc Adam was in Korea) and didn't think I would have the time or energy to workout.  And I basically knew that I would never push myself to workout bc I HATE running and I thought that was the only way I was going to lose weight is if I started to do that.  The only form of exercise I had before being pregnant was playing basketball, so that kept be somewhat in shape. My dad started doing P90X and asked if I would do it with him and we would force each other to do it every night.  That's where it all began.  I FELL IN LOVE with the program and lost 40 pounds in the 90 days.  I then fell in love with Turbo Jam, lost the rest of the weight and became a Turbo Kick Instructor to teach the workouts in the gym.  I fell in love with  a bunch of other at home workouts and helping people with their own goals as their coach, I then became a Personal Trainer. I basically fell in love with the lifestyle. I'm eating better than I have in my whole life and know what it means to fuel my body instead of deprive it to lose weight and Shakeology has been something I've incorporated since I started.  The picture on the left was taken in Jan 2009-4 weeks after Mya was born and 3 days into P90X and the picture on the right was taken May 2013 after living the lifestyle for 4 years.  I have treat days, I drink cocktails, I eat nachos more than I probably should, I fall off the workout wagon sometimes, but 85% of the time I am eating healthy and working my ass off during my workouts to stay as healthy as I possibly can.  Telling myself that I was going to make time each day to workout and that I was going to make sure that I didn't deprive myself of the kind of foods that I craved and wanted, but I wasn't going to ruin all my hard work at my workouts by constantly eating whatever I wanted and proving to myself and others who followed (and still are following) my journey that it CAN be done with a little hard work and dedication is what kept me motivated.  I thank God that I made that change and my path went in the direction it did.  Don't be afraid to make a change...don't be afraid to prove it to yourself and others who will follow your journey (which some will put you down and hope you fail because it's something that THEY aren't doing) that it CAN be done bc YOU did it or are doing it and you're doing it for YOU bc you don't just have to "Deal with it!"

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