Another success story! My friend Morgan is proof that it can be done. I hope you enjoy her story.
I started to feel depressed and lazy. The turn around point was when I was not comfortable enough to run around with my kids. I noticed them starting to become lazy. I realized that since I have a background in health and fitness, there was no excuse as to why I had "let myself go". From that day on, my journey has been to be healthy and active.
First of all, I joined a gym. I treated my gym time like it was a job. I went the same time everyday, treating it like a job, made it easier for me to not slack on it. I also changed my eating habits. Its not rocket science, people know whats good for you and whats bad for you. Its all about making better decisions in your eating habits. I also started counting my calories with MyFitnessPal. It helped a lot for me to see what was going into my body everyday.
Easiest parts was remembering how much I loved working out and being active. Its an amazing feeling to know I can run 15 miles straight, when a year ago I couldn't run to the end of the street. In a years time I have ran over 40 races, including 4 half marathons and i am currently training for my first full marathon on October.
Hardest part has been balancing my eating. My body does not respond well with food. I have had to lean how I feel when I eat certain foods and to try and stay away from those foods.
WOW, how has it not. I am more active. I have more energy than ever before. I am no longer depressed. I am able to run around with my kids. My marriage is a lot more fun. I have made a lot of new friends that share the same goals as me. I have something to look forward to by training for races. All these things make you feel like you matter in this world. I think being a SAHM, we tend to lose ourselves too much into our kids. So this had been MY journey and I am enjoying every moment of it.
A lot of people start a healthy journey and fail at it. Trust me I have been down that road. Treating it like a job is the only advise I can give you if you keep failing. Schedule your gym time. Sign up for a class. Sign up for a race. If you have something to work towards your guaranteed not to fail. Also tell everyone what you are doing, put it on Facebook/Twitter. it
makes you more accountable, plus you get people motivating you. Trust me, it works.