Friday, June 13, 2014

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


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I'm Heather from Knoxville, TN. I am a mom who is trying to succeed at balancing all aspects of life. My days are filled with working full-time, raising our son, and taking time to have fun and workout too! Welcome to my page, I hope you find helpful information on getting healthy and my adventures on raising our son. Please feel free to add me to your circle.

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