Hey Everyone –
I know its been a really long time since last time i posted but i am thinking about coming back and doing a weekly post. I stopped blogging shortly after my daughter was born well because i just didnt have the time. I was learning how to be a stay at home mom for the first time, I was a first time mom, i was depressed and unhappy with how i looked and the last thing i wanted to do was post about my food and talk about what was going on in my life.
This 6 months i decided to do something crazy and wild and start a new journey! I want to share with you a little bit about my history and why i started my health journey:
5 years ago I was at my heaviest I have ever weighed. I was depressed and used food as a comfort. I started emotional and stress binge eating, I had no fitness aspirations and knew I needed to do something but didn’t know where to start. Binge eating seemed like an easy way out and food never judged you.
3.5 years ago I never thought I would be able to do this program. I was working 45-50 hours a week (not including my commute). I was newly married. My husband was working and going to school full time and we were just living. I didn’t have any fitness goals except eat healthy. That’s when I started to meal plan and meal prep. I started to introduce healthy foods back into my diet instead of eating out all of the time.
2.5 years ago, I was satisfied with life. I wasn’t losing weight but I wasn’t gaining. My binge eating was better but not fully under control. I received the news that I was pregnant I was still working crazy hours Being pregnant with my first and having this fear of gestational diabetes scared me. I started to incorporate walks into my days and eating more fruits and veggies.
6 months ago, I wasn’t comfortable in my skin. I had a baby, I wasn’t losing baby weight like i had hoped and i needed to make a change fast. I didn’t want to be in pictures because i didn’t like how i looked and my emotional and stress eating was creeping back into my life.
Now I would say I am healthy. I am making proper healthy food choices, hello to portion control. I am actually working out 6 times a week, using muscles I haven’t used in years. I am happy. I was happy before but now I am happy with myself, happier with how I look, happy with how I feel and happier as a mom My binge eating is under control and i don’t feel the need to stuff my face with food to feel good about myself.
I know as women we suffer more with this but i went MIA to focus on myself and to bring myself back. Sounds silly right? I couldnt be authentic with you until i was authentic to myself.
Questions about the programs i use, fill out this form and i would be happy to help you with whatever journey you are on: fitness, nutrition, a combo of both, just looking for support, etc.
I will be posting weekly about my journey and food choices!