1healthymommy

Sharing in the journey of women everywhere!

And the journey begins…..

on May 22, 2012

Did you ever wake up one day and say “how the hell did I get here?” well I did, I think a few times and then finally I decided it was about time I tried to answer that question!

I am a very proud Mom of 2, I couldn’t love my kids more or cherish the time that I get to spend with them but I was starting to feel a little lost. My entire 24 hour day revolved around them and making them happy. Even work became more of something I did because I needed to be able to provide for them. Now this is great and most people would applaud my sense of responsibility but I was so drained and had no outlet for myself.

I started working out right after E was born, luckily with her I only gained about 60lbs- with my son I gained over 80lbs! So when I weighed in at 180lbs after giving birth I thought it was reasonable to assume I could work that off in a month or two…feel free to LOL all you want at that one! But to give you some perspective I have been skinny my whole life and never had to work at it- EVER so why wouldn’t this stay the case? Well my body changed and at 36 I needed to put in some effort. Initially I was doing great, working out every day and eating right but then I returned to work and although I bring my lunch so I know I eat healthy the exercise fell apart. I was tired, I felt guilty for neglecting the kids, I just didn’t have the time.  I still managed to get myself down to 160lbs by January, and after a lot of complaining my friend who is an Advocare advisor pushed me to do the 24 Day Challenge. I was really skeptical, I thought it was a waste of time- and money because it’s not free! This turned out to be the GREATEST decision that I ever made. Here’s why:

  • I lost the weight- all of it and I felt so much stronger and energized!
  • I learned about “clean eating” and how this can totally affect your results
  • I became “happy” again 🙂

This might not sound like much to you but I felt like a new person and I used that to catapult me into make this a complete lifestyle change. After the challenge and today I am still using Advocare products to maintain my goals and keep me feeling great. Since I purchase so much I have also become and advisor, not only do I receive excellent product discounts but I have shared the challenge with so many people and helped them achieve the same results as I did. It has been truly rewarding to help others who feel the same way that I do and just didn’t know where to start.

I tell you this because all it takes is one little spark to start something that will change your life!

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