It’s really hard to think of the right thing to say to start off this new post, considering I have been on and off with this blog for the longest time. I really can’t believe this blog technically has been around since 2007. There were times I wanted to just remove this blog altogether, but I just didn’t have the heart to.
Fast forward to 2014, I’m a mom of 2, having my 2nd baby almost 8 months ago. I haven’t exercised in what seems like forever, and struggling with eating healthy. Being a woman in her 30s as well as a mom, being healthy is something that means a lot to me, because I want the same for my 2 little boys. My 3 year old is in his picky eating stage, and my 7 month old is discovering solids and eating them up. As for me, I decided that I want to do something better with my health and start exercising, along with eating healthier.
I did the whole vegetarian/vegan route for about 5 months before I got pregnant with my 2nd child, and I looked great, I had gotten down to 107 pounds, but at the same time I felt like I was getting sick all the time. And once I got pregnant, if I could keep anything down, it was a good thing. Now that I am not pregnant, I just feel like I could look better. I still have a huge belly, and once I was asked the question – “are you pregnant?” I knew I had to do something about it. I don’t want to let myself go, and I definitely want to be strong and set a good example for my kids. So not only am I doing this for myself, a huge part of it is for them, and knowing that I can’t let them down. I have to really do it this time around.
I start Focus T25 on December 8. I chose it because it’s a 25 minute workout, which is definitely doable. Everything about this program seems to be doable and a huge part of succeeding lies with planning meals and cooking in advance. I am excited because I am part of a Facebook group where there are people doing this challenge along with me so I won’t be totally alone.
Can’t wait to share my thoughts and my “before” pictures in my next post!