I was actually very active as a child. I danced for 13 years (ballet, tap, jazz), was a cheerleader, played softball & badminton. After high school I stayed "fit" doing regular exercise videos at home (think Reebok step & Buns of Steel). I was somewhat thin/fit but never muscular. After my first son was born I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism & it has wreaked havoc on my metabolism ever since.
My weight has fluctuated over the years, up & down too many times to count. I'd be active & lose weight (walking, aerobics, running, etc...) only to lose motivation or become complacent & regain what I'd lost and then some. About 2 years ago I weighed in at my heaviest ever, bigger than when I'd delivered my kids. I was inching closer to the 200 pound mark than I was comfortable with & decided it was time to make a change, this time for good.
A friend had been going to a boot camp class & it sounded interesting & challenging. I searched for a local bootcamp class & found Ultrafit Bootcamp where I've been for 1.5 years now. The trainer @mikecahl told me it would be a process, that it would take time to reach my goals but I would be doing it in a healthy, sustainable way & he was right. It's been a long, sweaty road & I still have a ways to go but I've stuck with it & am amazed at the changes in not just my body, but in how I see myself, definitely in my self confidence (also still a work in progress) & in how I approach eating.
If you're still reading, first off: thank you! and second: my goal for this page is to use myself as motivation (through progress pics & check-ins) to keep moving towards my goals & maybe, hopefully, along the way, to inspire you to never give up...on yourself or your goals. If I can do it, I know you can, too! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of Instagram, hope to see you again! 😊💪🏻
• #fitlife #fitgirl #fitfam #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #igfitgirls #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #healthylifestyle #healthybodyhappymind #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #strongissexy #stongnotskinny #beastmode #ultrafit #gettinginshape #gettingstronger #gettingfit #gains #hiitworkout #hiit #bootcamp #nikewomen #justdoit #insta_fit