“For most of my adult life, fitness has been an important part of it. Not only do I like staying in shape but I also need it for my mental health.
Starting Alloy was a huge game changer. It gave me a better sense of what my body really needed to focus on. Then I got pregnant with my second child and continued Alloy throughout most of my pregnancy - morning sickness and all.
After maternity leave, I was anxious to get back to my routine. But in reality, it wasn’t easy. As postpartum moms know, it’s a marathon trying to not only lose the baby weight, but to find the time for you.
I got to a point where I didn’t love the person I saw looking back at me in the mirror. I knew it was time to change my life around when I started getting frustrated and disappointed with myself. I realized there’s a huge difference between wanting to change and being willing to change. Almost everyone wants to change for the better, but very few are willing to take the steps necessary to create that change.
I committed to fitness again and started eating better and, three months later, I am down 22 lbs. It’s been challenging and rewarding. You can’t cheat on fitness and expect it to work. So, we must all keep pushing and continue our hard work.
Trust me, moms, I too thought about giving up, many times. But, then I remembered who was watching - our kiddos. Be the example. Each of us must live our lives as a model for others.”