Here's a little write up I received from one of my inspiring client. She has managed to discipline herself, put whats important in front of everything and make it happen. Its a very inspiring story, especially for all the working Mom runners outthere! I've been fortunate enough to not only witness her physical transformation, but her mental outlook on life as well. Its inspiring even for me who's always preaching about positivity and carrying a healthy mental outlook on life....With that, you can achieve anything!
Learn how lose weight fast and easy with 2 simple steps from a working mother of 2! Well okay at least I got your attention. No I don’t have a fast easy answer to lose weight but it does start with two steps of your own feet. It has been a year since I could not longer accept buying XL shirts and double digit pants, people asking me when I was due (I was due a year and a half ago, thank you), looking down and not seeing my toes as one should, being heavier than my 9th month of pregnancy of my first child.
No I am not one of those totally fit people in those inspirational ads. I am an honest to goodness real person with a busy life who works full time at a hospital, has two young girls and has lost 40lbs, 4-5 dress sizes and made noticeable differences in my health status. It was not easy by any means. I could not run for more than 60 seconds without feeling like I was going to be sick. Today my longest run so far has been 14 miles.
I have started exercise programs before but I don’t stick with it, right? Well this is totally me. I got my SIL to commit to a 5k in Jan of 2012. I had accountability now. I couldn’t let her down and a little healthy competition never hurts, that and I was posting on FB so everyone knew I was doing this and I didn’t want people see me fail.
You don’t have time right? Neither did I but I somehow managed to get my butt off the couch in the beginning for 20 minutes with a couch to 5k app. Oh man did it suck, I chose to run at night because I didn’t want anyone seeing my body jiggle down the road and yes it did. My stomach actually hurt from the jiggle (how humiliating). And would you believe it 8 weeks later I could run 3 miles straight. Not fast by any means, my first 5k took 39 minutes- that is a 13 minute mile. Today I can run sub 10 minute miles
With a couple 5k’s behind me, my SIL twisted my arm into registering for a half marathon. I was pretty nervous. I got up to 8 miles by myself, but then I was introduced to a great coach and a great running crew. Yep, you got it, Kendrick was the coach. He taught me so much. It isn’t just running it is never accepting plateaus, challenging your body and incorporating strength training. He helped us get through the half marathon and I am happy to say I am getting ready for my second one in a couple of weeks with the hopes on not feeling like crap afterwards and maybe reducing my time. I am hopeful. Marathon you are next.
All right what about the diet? Well I made small changes. I am not perfect or granola and tofu. I cut out regular soda and tried to drink more water. I tried to portion control better and eat more protein. Substituted here and there and learned to like Greek yogurt.
So no I don’t have an easy fast answer, because anything good is worth taking your time. I feel good and probably the best outcome is my girls know what running shoes are and want to go with me. Make time, find support, make changes to your diet you can accept and move your body. 20 minutes and two feet is how you can start.
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