“To get some exercise and help calm my crying baby, I strapped her to me in our awesome sling and took off walking!”
“Staying in shape while pregnant showed me how strong I am and inspired me to challenge myself after pregnancy.”
“Running keeps me sane and gives me the strength to be a better mom. And it’s fun!”
“I am armed with my jogging stroller and have vowed to get back into the groove. I just entered a half marathon.”
Meet Alyssa, a Mom that Moves
I want to be strong for her, and show her how to take good healthy care of herself, not with fad diets or not eating, not with being obsessed with numbers, but loving who you are.
At around 2 months post-partum, I started walking; and found that I had no time to do so; I really was exhausted most of the time, and was desperate to start getting off some of that baby weight. I ended up strapping my baby to me in a carrier, and walking 1-2 miles a day, nice and easy, with a dvd in my living room.
Eventually I became very motivated. A few weeks afterwards, I joined weight watchers and kept moving. Slowly but surely the weight did come off (I’m sure nursing helped most of it!), and I found myself, a stay at home mom, never getting time for just me.
So I turned to exercise, I let Daddy have 30 minutes of baby time a day, and I get to do what I want to do! (Yeah!!) I became more fit, and healthy, and it inspired me to create fitness goals for myself.
For the past 2 months now, I have been tracking my measurements, weighing in, and now I even take weekly pictures to see progress and how hard I’ve worked! I made my own inspiration journal on “why I should work out today” and my daughter motivates me!!
I want to be strong for her, and show her how to take good healthy care of herself, not with fad diets or not eating, not with being obsessed with numbers, but loving who you are and thanking God every single day for giving me a strong body that knows how to function!
I am proud to say I am down 40 pounds, almost 6 months post-partum, and down 10 inches total just in the past 2 months! Hard work does pay off!
“I want our girls to grow up healthy and strong, inside and out.”
“The best running moment of my life – halfway through my half marathon…this is 100% happiness you’re looking at.”
“I want to be strong for her, and show her how to take good, healthy care of herself.”
“My kids see my commitment to myself and my own health, and that reinforces the words we use to talk about making healthy choices.”