Success in commitment to workout and be healthy

So far things are going really well in my endeavors to be more healthy. Using T25 and 21 day fix paid off for me getting back on track with a set workout schedule. I was still not eating the best I could be but I have started a new program with a great diet plan included. It is PiYO by Chalene Johnson. She is awesome! She also has other great workouts I have done Turbo Jam, Chalene Extreme, and Turbo Fire. But, this workout is great because it is low impact but with great results. I’m only starting my third day and I am so sore! It is a combination of pilates and yoga moves with some new moves mixed in. I can highly recommend it to anyone on any fitness level.

The other thing is the diet plan. It helps you calculate your calories and also provide ideas for what to eat and stay on track. I also decided to try Shakeology which is Beachbody’s nutrient rich diet shake. I am highly impressed by the energy it has given me and made me feel a few pounds lighter too! The recipes they have for it are awesome. So far my favorite is the Vegan Chocolate with peanut butter and banana. I’m feeling like this workout and diet are going to get me so close to my goals of becoming healthier.

On another note our son is now 5 months old. It is so amazing to see him grow and change. He is a sweet boy and is always happy still unless he is hungry or tired. I’m always energized by his growth and wonder at the things around him. He has a strong grip and is able to grab things and hold on tightly. He has rolled stomach to back quite often and is so close to rolling the other way too. He is not ready to sit yet but we are working on it.

Being a mom

Being a mom has been the greatest joy I have found in a long time. I have tried to make goals in the past and usually been unsuccessful in completing them. I can say a few weeks ago I finally realized I had a lot to get done in a short amount of time. Being a new mom and working full time too, I knew needed to get my act together. I was playing in the floor with our son Brennan and I realized I couldn’t get up easily from the floor without hurting somehow. Then the next morning I was sitting down to feed him and I pulled a muscle in my back. After that I knew things had to change! I had become ok with just being overweight and uncomfortable which was not a place I need to stay. I set goals for myself and I knew I was going to maintain them. I got out my ipad and made a workout schedule for the month of June. I am currently doing T25 and 21 day fix for my workouts. I try to get one workout done mid day at work and then another in the evening. If I am home I try to split them up also and have downtime in between the two workouts. I’m just starting week 3 of both workouts and I am feeling great and very motivated. When I’m tired or sore I just think of those moments a few weeks ago and I don’t want to feel that way again. I want to be strong for our son and be able to play with him as he gets older. He is the best motivation I’ve had in a long time!

This blog is a place for me to share these thoughts and hopefully motivate other women whether you are a mom or not. I have been their as you have in the past. Afraid to take that first step in making a change and getting healthy. I would worry about what people think about me whether overweight or skinny, but its time to stop that! Find a goal you want to achieve whether big or small and set your mind to it. Make a list or a calendar or even a reminder on your phone and tell yourself this is what I’m going to complete for that day. Having the calendar on my ipad feels like I have committed to something and I must stick to it. I work 8-10 hours days but I make sure I take time to get myself healthy.

This blog will be about fitness, losing weight, eating healthy, and of course being a mom and balancing life and a full time job. I welcome any comments and your stories.

Starting weight 240. Weight 14 days later, 237.
1st goal weight 190