As I was sitting and pondering how to begin this, I figured the easiest thing is to just start at the beginning, but how do I cover so much of my info, and how do I start? So here goes… I am a wife and a mother and in the beginning of 2017 I was looking for something different to fill my hole of unhappiness. I guess I was going through some type of midlife crisis, because everything was failing around me and everyone was suffering because of my actions. At the verge of losing my family and my sanity I decided to do something about the complete chaos that had encircled my life for the past two years.
So, I got a game plan. I decided that I was unhappy with my appearance since I had gained nearly 20 pounds in two years and generally had a negative outlook on my figure. My anxiety level rose significantly since the birth of my son and I was taking medicine to control my mood swings and panic attacks that had taken over all areas of my life. I had no outlets for my unhappiness and no rest for my very active brain. I needed help and in a big way, so I started with something small. Only eat dessert once a week. Yep, you got it, my big plan was to only eat one dessert a week, because I knew I could obtain that goal fairly easily.From there I could build on my successes and gain more “goal ground”.
So here we go, this is a journal of my journey from frumpy to faubulous and all the craziness in between, I hope you enjoy!
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Hi, I am Kristi, I'm a mother, wife, full time job holder and a runner. My story with running and exercise starts in 2008 when a friend convinced me to go running as a means to lose a few pesky pounds. I did and I hated every minute of it but I stuck with it and started seeing some change in my appearance. Slowly my love-hate relationship with running became something I treasured and actually looked foward too.
Soon after I met my sweet husband and a few years later I was pregnant. My journey with running had continued and grown and even ventured out into other facets of excersie. I was determined to stay active and healthy in my pregnancy and took all the necessary precautions to make this possible. I ate lean meats, excersied everyday, continued to run until I was in my second trimester (it became uncomfortable for me) and gained only the recommended 30 pounds. However as life does occasionally she threw me a curve ball. In my last trimester I had problems with blood pressure and subsequently was bed ridden and hospitalized for the remainder of my pregnancy. My sweet love was born healthy and happy and is a very much okay today.
My world was on a whirlwind disaster coaster for over two years and in the midst of my choas I gained an additional 20 pounds, struggled with my postpartum depression, and almost lost my sweet family.
Luckily for me I began to get a grip on my fading sanity and started turning my tumultuous life right side up. I have slowly began becoming the person I was in 2008 and loving my life once again.
This is my journey to a fit life and lifestyle. My rode to running again and hopefully we be of some help for others struggling.
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