I will start out saying that I am 34 years old…so my body doesn’t bounce back after pregnancy like someone would at 24 years old.
However, I also know that no matter the age…keeping physically fit is KEY to feeling well emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Those natural ENDORPHINS you receive when working out are real, and can truly add that extra bit of joy and happiness to your daily life.
Is it hard to work out and eat right? You bet.
Is it worth pushing yourself physically? You bet.
My baby girl is 5 months old now, the weight hasn’t melted off like my first baby.
(Picture of my daughter just a week old, she came home on oxygen and a heart monitor)
Is the weight still there because I am older than my first pregnancy? Maybe. Is it because I had a c-section with this baby versus a vaginal birth? Possibly? Is it because this baby had a heart condition and I needed an emergency c-section…and it was quite the stressful situation…Possibly.
All I know, is that there are so many excuses and reasons to keep that baby weight on.
Chasing three little ones is busy and hard and it’s so easy to think “I don’t have time and energy to add a work-out or healthy meals!”
And yet, you don’t have time to NOT make PHYSICAL HEALTH a PRIORITY.
The reason being, physical health is key to living a quality and happy life.
Will it guarantee you a life of freedom from health problems? Nope.
HOWEVER—it will greatly lessen your chances of many of the health problems that come from being overweight such as TYPE 2 DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, BACK PAIN…just to name a few.
Please note I am not JUDGEMENTAL in anyway to those that struggle with being overweight. I get it, it’s hard to lose weight! I know there are those out there with thyroid issues and other problems that make losing weight next to impossible. BUT– I also know that despite the struggles with losing weight, pushing yourself, setting goals and accomplishing those goals physically is so rewarding and key to boosting that self esteem.
I believe in you, and I am telling myself that I can do it too. More than losing weight, I want to tone and gain muscle so that I can run and keep up with my children.
Come join me on my journey to healthy and fitness…not just for this month but for life! I know health and fitness is a lifestyle change and I truly hope to be able to keep the mindset of staying healthy through workouts and healthy eating.
(Picture of our engagement photos in 2014, Size 6 and working out all the time. More importantly, I felt happy and healthy)
I created a calendar, and here is the CRAZY part…Each week I add a new challenge to the next…so by the end you you will be working on 5 healthy and fitness challenges at a time!
Nothing is too intense or unreachable…You can do this at home, or by running around the neighborhood. No gym needed (are gyms even open with coronavirus??)
You can do this!
I can do this!
Let’s get HEALTHY together!
Click for the Free Calendar Here: April Health:fitness Calendar 2020
Until next time,