Moms--Let's Get Fit Together
Being a Fit Mom means having balance
in three areas: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. All
the Hosts of Babies and Moms are starting a Fit Mom program on June 1,
2007. We will share with you what we learn, how we progress,
and what we want to do better at. Each of us has things we
want to work on.
I will become a more Fit Mom in all
three areas. I want to get back to a pre-pregnancy weight and get even
more fit. I am working to lose 70 pounds and get back to being more
active for my kids. I also want to find more time for my own mental
stimulation and work on my daily contact with God.
I have issues with my hormones, so I
am also going through treatment
for hypothyroidism and several other hormone issues. I am using herbs
and vitamins to also help my body replenish itself and restore it to
balance so that I can lose weight. You can't lose weight with hormone
issues so if you have had struggles with hormones and weight, make sure
you are working with a doctor who understands the issues (don't suppose
that your current doctor does--mine didn't).
Since June 1, 2007, I have lost 30 pounds (October
1, 2007) and have finally gotten over the hump I was on for over a
month by starting a new thing--now I am drinking Green Smoothies and
doing the Green Smoothie Challenge. You can see more about
am doing by reading my blog at the Green
Smootie Girl Website. UPDATE:
April 1, 2008 I have lost 55 pounds
was really hard and I made it through illness and holidays and so forth
and have now lost 55 pounds total. I still credit the Green
recipes with my new healthy drink. I also do the Biggest Loser Exercise DVDs and talk to Lisa Druxman,
founder of Stroller Strides
and author of Lean Mommy
. The book is GREAT! UPDATE:
February 1, 2009 Not So Great
2008, I had 3 surgeries and kept the weight off until the last one.
Since then, I have gained back 20 pounds but am finally feeling like I
can get things going again. The hormone issues are back again and
I stopeed drinking Green Smoothies so I am now getting back to them
again! I am using Turbo Jam, a treadmill and some Pilates to get
my exercise. Pray for me!
It is easy for me to forget to take
care of myself. I can get away with so little because of my thin size.
But I need to think long term and feed my body healthier food and
exercise my heart. I always feel I don't have time to exercise, but
when I do my mind is sharper and I have more energy to do all those
things that are filling my day. So really, I don't have time NOT to
exercise. I've got to do it! I love to run, so I'll run for 3 miles, 3
times a week. I will take one of my children with me while they ride a
bike or run along with me. I'll focus on having more fruits and
vegetables available instead of junk snacks to stave my hunger.
I want to feed my mind more by setting
time aside for reading. I have so many books backed up that I want to
read, but you know, if a mom sits still for more than 5 minutes she
starts to drift off to sleep! I hope the exercise will wake up my mind
so I don't fall asleep while reading. I will do this during the daytime
so my children see me placing importance on continued learning.
I will continue my current efforts to
strengthen my spiritual well- being. I know God wants me to be in good
health and will help me accomplish my other goals.
One of my
main goals is to learn more about food in general so that I can make
better choices. I am the primary food provider for ten
people! And since eight of those people are growing children and teens,
I feel especially determined to feed them well. I want to
educate them and establish life-long habits that will serve them as
they strive to become whatever they are meant to become.
Also, however, I’d like to lose 30-40 pounds myself so I can get back
to “normal” for me after all the years of babies, nursing, moving,
graduate school, etc. I know that as I eat healthfully and
exercise I am a very strong and happy wife and mother. I also
want to maintain my spiritual routines and make sure that I am
connected to the highest source of help. I want to put my
faith into action as I strive to exercise more self control and secure
the brightest future possible for my family.
am working on bringing balance to my life through sleep and "thinking"
about getting into a fitness program. I recently read Lean Mommy by Lisa Druxman,
founder of Stroller Strides
and found that her comments were inspiring to me. I realized
I have to love my body and its magnificance before I can ask it to get
into better shape. So I am working on loving myself and
understanding the miracle that is my body. Thanks Lisa for
great book and inspiration.