Thanks for stopping by! I'm a Christian, wife, mom, and lifting nut. I blog about a lot of different things; working out, parenting, marriage, just life in general. I'm married to my best friend and we have three kids together; two girls, ages 7 and 5, and a son who turned 1 in June!
I’m just your average mom who wanted to get back into shape after having kids.
I started my weight loss journey back in 2010, after my youngest daughter was a year old.
I was still carrying an extra 20lbs of baby weight and had decided enough was enough and something needed to change.
It took me 2 years.
I had no idea what I was doing or how to do it so there was a lot of trial and errors.
I thought in order to lose weight you had to do cardio. After a year of Zumba, using the elliptical, and occasionally running I’d only lost about 10lbs and was getting frustrated and discouraged. Then a dear friend I’d met online suggested the book The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Women, which I bought, and that made me touch my very first dumbbell. I’ve been hooked on lifting weights since. I spent about 4 months lifting dumbbells before I got up the courage to touch the barbell and a love affair was born.
6 months of heavy lifting with a splattering of cardio here and there resulted in me being able to wear and rock a bikini for the first time. I LOVED it! I loved it so much and friends and family were asking me for advice and if I’d help them lose weight that I decided to become a Personal Trainer.
I’m an ACE certified Personal Trainer and I love helping others achieve their fitness goals!
In order to keep things exciting I started training for different races. In 2012 I ran a 12k, did a couple Sprint Triathlons, and completed a Tough Mudder!
2 weeks after finishing the TM I found out I was pregnant with my third child. :D I was thrilled! Due to the severity of my morning (all effing day) sickness working out during my pregnancy was not an option. Half way through my second trimester I started walking but that was the extent of it.
I had my baby boy June 17th, 2013 and started venturing back into the world of fitness when he was 2 months old.
I started by doing the home program Insanity and loved it! When I finished the 60 day program I renewed my gym membership and started lifting weights again.
Slowly but surely the extra 45lbs I gained while pregnant is coming off. I’m hoping to be close to my pre pregnancy body by my son’s 1st birthday.
My ultimate goal is to be a role model for my children, husband, friends, and other moms out there who think it’s impossible to look and feel amazing after having multiple kids.
Any questions, comments, whatever, feel free to ask!