Monthly Archives: February 2012

Here we go; from the beginning to now

Well, this is my first post as a blogger. I’m not sure I can consider myself that with all you pros out there but I will try…  I am still learning so please be patient. Right now, I want to take you on the journey that has brought me to this point in my life. I won’t go into a ton of detail but just so you know my background, here it goes…

I am a personal trainer who has had many up and downs over the past 3 years. From marriage, pregnancy, separation, birth of my daughter, divorce, single parenting, dating, fitness UPS, fitness downs and ALL that is in between. I was in the best shape of my life when I found out I was pregnant in July 2009.

I went through an emotional rollercoaster ride during pregnancy with the separation of my husband and the emotions of my failing marriage. I re-found God, if that makes sense. My workouts went straight to the back burner… The birth of our daughter was in Jan. 2010… I had a c-section, went through post-partum depression, tried to adjust my thoughts to being a mommy then I moved in with MY mom… When my daughter turned 3 months old, I figured I needed to kick my butt in gear(plus I was going to be in my brothers wedding in MEXICO in 3 months). I began running outside with the baby and then during her morning nap, I would lift weights. 3 months of working out and eating healthy, I was finally feeling like I was getting my body back and my mind! I was feeling great with that aspect of my life…3 months of working out

I continued my healthy lifestyle through my struggles of single parenting and the emotions of the separation. The divorce was finalized in Oct of 2010. I was devastated… I had hope that things would get better… I plowed into my fitness even more. I began dating… I was feeling great physically, eating well, working out a lot! Unfortunately I began drinking a lot 😦 not the best idea when you’re trying to reach a fitness goal. lol. Fast forward to the summer of 2011

I had been dating the wrong guys, making bad decisions and just not living a life that I wanted for myself . July, I went into the hospital with pains in my side and numbness in my leg. Ended up just being a cyst that burst however it scared me to death! I stopped drinking as much and then just stopped everything. UGH. Back to square one. I moved out of my mom’s house in Sept and I was finally feeling like I could survive on my own with my baby. It was a great step for me and my daughter! I was feeling more confident, began working more and just feeling more productive but still not into my healthy lifestyle. Moved once again to a house closer to my mama 🙂 what can I say, I’m a mama’s girl…

Now here we are… I have to say that I am not completely healed from the divorce but I am working on it everyday. My daughter is the light and joy of my life and I am not sure I could have gotten through ALL of this without her sweet, spunky and downright mischievous little self. I am at a good place in my life now and I feel it is time to share my story and now share my journey to a healthier ME and hope that along the way I can help you all to a healthier YOU. This process with be very personal… I will share every moment of strength and every moment of weakness.

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