One of the most inspirational things about the fitness magazines I read are the reader stories of success. I always think “Hey! If she can do it, then so can I”. Then, I put down whatever sweet I’m eating at the moment and grab a glass of water. Because I find these articles so inspiring, I thought that I would share the success stories of my readers.
This week, I’m featuring the success of Roselyn who has been blogging her journey at:
Mommys Losing It. Roselyn is very active on Twitter (her twitter name is: @MommysLosinIt). She is a stay-at-home mom and has her hands full with two adorable little boys (4 yrs & 22 mos). She has really done a great job of transforming herself. Here’s her story:
Being a Navy brat, I was born in Hawaii and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. I was never heavy as a kid, but I wasn’t active either. I never watched what I ate and ate terribly through my teenage years and well into my adult years. Pregnancy was a free pass to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and I gained 50+ lbs with my first pregnancy and 30 lbs with my second pregnancy. My 5’2 frame was carrying well over 180 lbs after I popped those babies out.
Q – What was your turning point? Why did you embark on your weight loss journey?
I tried losing the weight in 2009, when my second child was 9 months old. I knew he would be my last baby and it was time to shed the pounds. Although I was more active (I tried running, and even ran a couple 5Ks in 2009) I wasn’t watching what I was eating and weightloss was stagnant. By January 2010, I was still 180 and saw a picture of myself. I knew it was time to make better choices.
Q – What is your #1 motivation that keeps you working to lose/maintain your weight?
My family. I want to be around for them. I want to be able to run around after them, and I don’t want to be the fat mom anymore.
Q – What have you done to lose the weight? What life-style changes have you made?
I’ve upped my workouts from 3x a week to 5-6 x a week, for no less than 45 minute blocks. I kill the cardio and have incorporated strength training into my routine. I’ve also started to count calories and make healthier food choices.
Roselyn’s “Stick-With-It” secrets are:
- Schedule workout days on your calendar. Plan out workouts
- Find a gym with a daycare. I like to workout in the mornings and need someone to watch after my youngest son, so a gym daycare is a must.
- Blog about it. I feel accountable to my readers as well as myself and am more likely to stick with it because I know I have it documented on the Internet!
Great job Roselyn! You’re an inspiration to me, and you know what? If you can do it then so can I! Thanks you for sharing your story with us!
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