I’m a 35 year-old mom of 7 year-old, highly energetic boy and 3 year-old naughty princess. I had gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies and had complications. I had to take insulin 5 times a day, had problems conceiving after a miscarriage (twins), and an ecotopic pregnancy (where I lost my tube).
I was never a fat girl — I was super skinny — but thanks to all the above-mentioned conditions, I gained weight, experienced a turbulence of hormones and, yeah (icing on cake), had hirutism… all over my face!! You got it !!
I was depressed and all I did was eat, eat, eat, which actually should have been not eat, not eat, not eat…. I have PCOS and strong heredity of diabetes. I’m inuslin resistant,
though it’s a good thing was I was never over my BMI, but I was not happy with my Pooh-like tummy and football face. I hated it!!
Last year I joined Lifetime Fitness and tried a little physical activity, and kept on increasing with my pace. I didn’t go to a trainer or nutritionist. Working out made a big difference; it gave me immense stamina. I loved the classes and started going more and more.
I had zero stamina at first. I was doing weight excersices by holding 1 pound each weight and now I’ve come to 8 pounds each. I love the Total Conditioning —I burm 1000 calories in one hour.
Then I started taking morning walks which converted into jogs and runs. I run 4 miles almost 4 days a week in 35 min.
I was a “white food lover.” Yea, you guessed it right: white pasta, white rice, white bread, pizza and all-purpose flour, which I’ve now substituted (still I cheat) towards wheat — not whole grain though, but wheat.
I’ve started eating fruits and veggies, I’m 100% vegetarian, and to make sure I get enough proteins, I started eating lentils, beans, etc. All this change, little by little, has given me immense energy, stamina, and, most importantly, happiness.
It makes me so happy that I’ve started a blog, Fit for Life, where I keep posting health-related stuff to benefit others who are too busy in their lives and ignoring the essence of life.
You can do so much when you have good health not just for yourself but for others.