This is an entry in the FitCity Moms Blogger Contest. Learn more about Katie and her health goals, and if you want to vote for Katie as the next FitCity Mom, say “I vote for Katie” in the comments section below.
Twelve months ago, I got serious about getting in shape. I’ve always been on the bigger side. I’ve never been athletic. Actually, forget athletic. I never even choose the stairs.
And I love butter. Like real butter.
So it’s no surprise I still haven’t lost the baby weight from my 4-year-old daughter. Or my freshman 15 from 11 years ago.
But I wanted to change so I bought my first-ever exercise equipment, Tony Little’s Gazelle. (My husband and I chanted “YOU CAN DO IT!” for the days.) I allowed myself to watch “Castle” episodes only while I worked out.
It really worked. I was exercising and feeling better which led to healthier eating choices.
People, I was working out on Saturdays and choosing rice cakes over chips.
Clearly Richard Castle and Kate Beckett worked well as my dangling carrots.
Then four weeks and one complete TV season later, I discovered I was pregnant. My motivation was replaced with fatigue, nausea and the desire to never sweat again. Buh-bye, Tony Little.
Fast-forward to today, I’m carrying an adorable 2-month-old boy on my hip also well as more pounds than ever before.
That motivation is back in high gear with two goals.
1. During my pregnancy, I knew so many people who ran 5 K’s, half-marathons and full marathons. Nearly all of them said, “If I can do it, anyone can do it” and somewhere in the back of my brain, a scary thought popped up.
“Maybe I could do a 5K. Because if I could do it, then really anyone could do it.”
Up until now, the closest I’ve been to thinking about an organized race was watching “Run Fat Boy Run.”
2. I want my wedding ring to fit back on my finger without painfully squeezing the fat around it.
But last month, I only made it three episodes into the first season of “Royal Pains” when I snapped the cord on my Gazelle.
But I’m going to keep moving (with a TV in front of me, of course) and a YMCA membership would be perfect.
For the last month, I’ve been going dairy-free for my baby who has bad reflux. This has been truly eye-opening to realize how much fatty, needless dairy I eat and cook for my family.
I’m not going to go back to that. My family also needs healthier and I’m starting it now.
If you want to vote for Katie as the next FitCity Mom, say “I vote for Katie” in the comments section below.
You can also read blogs from the other finalists – Leticia, Bridget, Stephanie and Tanya. You may cast a vote for each mom one time only. We will delete duplicate votes for the same mom. Voting ends at noon on February 11, and the winner will be announced on February 13. Thanks for voting!
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