At that point I was getting ready to turn 32.. Well, take a look at my campaign video to become a Mamavation Mom and you’ll get an idea of where I was then:
Now, I didn’t become a Mamavation Mom but it didn’t matter. Through the encouragement of the community and the Move It to Lose It challenge, I lost over 30 lbs and ran my first 5K last March. I still remember the morning of the race and all the tweets of encouragement that I received throughout. I went on to run a 5K every month for the rest of that year.
This was a huge accomplishment. One that I am completely proud of.
But, I haven’t kept it up. Since my last race in December I have done nothing. Sure I’ve made it to the gym a few times to work out, or I dance around the living room with the kids, but I’ve fallen back into the same routine I was in before: Eat crap. Sit on butt.
Thankfully, I haven’t gained any of the weight I worked to hard to lose back. I just don’t like the fact that I am back to living unhealthy again or that my kids are seeing me go back.
So, I’m back. Back to where it all started, with Mamavation. I’ve pledged to join the Sista-hood again because it was this amazing community that propelled me and held me accountable. I’m counting on you all to do it again. My goal is to lose about 20 more pounds and to tighten up some of the flab I’ve got hanging around.
My additional inspiration is a long awaited trip to Hawaii in November.
So, join me as I take on this journey again!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated toobesity prevention &weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.