After the birth of my first child, I had a really hard time losing the weight. I found myself turning to fad diets, pills that claim you can lost 20 lbs in a week and anything else that I could think of besides what I was actually needing to do. I craved to go back to being super thin, back to the days where I could eat pizza and not have it go to my thighs. I was once an aspiring model, but I had changed. My body had changed. Instead of going back to how I was, I needed to create a NEW me. A healthier me. So I dedicated my time to searching for clean eating recipes and hired a personal trainer. Slowly I began seeing the results. I lost four pounds, and then seven pounds and then 15 pounds! I was starting to not only see the results, but I was feeling the results. I felt good. Soon I had lost over 35 pounds and I was feeling amazing. I wasn’t stick thin like before but I felt great. I looked great. It was at this point in my life, I met the man that I would eventually marry.
Let’s fast forward to now. I just had a baby on June 7. During my pregnancy, I thought I would keep eating healthy and exercise regularly, but my cravings and morning sickness got the best of me and I went right back into an unhealthy lifestyle. I ballooned yet again and skyrocketed up to a whopping 198 pounds! (This may not be a lot for some people, but I am usually around 120 pounds, so it was a lot of weight gain for me.) Boy, did I regret letting myself get that way when I looked in the mirror. I had started feeling sad and disappointed again every time I looked at myself. I was getting uncomfortable when my husband hugged me. It was causing tension that we had never had before. It was at this point that I realized I had to do something different. Nothing was going to change unless I made a change. So yet again, I started eating better and hired a new personal trainer.
I have just started my fitness journey this time around and have only dropped five pounds, but even that small amount is a reminder that it DOES work.
To help me in my fitness journey, I have started a fitness planner, where I track my meals in a 21 day fix style and track my workouts and water intake. I feel without a detailed log, I would get off track and slide backwards which is not a risk I am willing to take. I wanted to let you guys in on my background story before I posted these next few reviews and giveaways. Tomorrow, I will be posting a review and giveaway that you won’t want to miss!