I don’t make a lot of appearances on this blog in photo form. I’m usually the one behind the camera. There was one time, on a beach a little over a year ago, that FPD took a picture of The Diva and I wave jumping.
I look good in the pic. I’m a runner. I’ve always been thin. But, I subsist on caffeine. I hate fruits and veggies, and a lot of the time, I’m tired. I could never fathom running a half marathon. The most I’ve ever done is a 5K and it was a chore. I hated it. I had heard talk of fueling your body correctly to get further. But, I was a skeptic. I’m skinny. It can’t matter that much, right?
It matters. I tried researching and making changes on my own, but where do I start? I started last month by ditching the daily soda routine. I was drinking 3-4 cans of diet soda per day, plus coffee. OH MY GOSH! I weaned myself off of it, despite massive headaches for my trouble. I’m down to two small cups of coffee, or one travel mug per day.
Ten days ago, I decided to tackle the diet issue. I joined a program that lays out a framework for portion control and balance. I don’t need to lose weight. I just need to be stronger. I’ve involved the kids and focused on how this is not a matter of becoming “skinny” but of growing stronger. They’ve watched me embrace the proper amounts of fruits and veggies in my diet and they have been motivated to do my new fitness routine with me.
I have never had so much fun.
I, in no way, make money off the program I’m using, but if you are interested, please contact me and I’ll give you more info. The whole thing cost me $140. An investment, yes, but so worth it, and so much more convenient for this mama of ten than trying to get to a gym. They provided everything I needed, some of it I already had at home.
I am feeling so much better, so much stronger, and just thought I would share.
–FullPlateMom, who knows there are some who will roll their eyes when they see my pic. Please remember, this wasn’t about looking better, it was about feeling stronger.