I crave healthy, low carb, highly nutritious food. I love working out now. I see the benefit of taking time for myself to better myself, and I'm loving the results. This, however, was not always the case.
Three years ago I had my daughter Neriah and since then I struggled with how to take time for myself to eat right, train, and just...do me. My only focus was to take care of my little gorgeous baby girl who depended on me for her survival. She only knew how to cry as a means for communication, and needed my love, affection, and food. My heart ached for her every time I felt that she needed anything so I would tend to her every need at any time of the day, rain or shine. It was hard but I was in auto-momma mode. I got used to little sleep, eating at sporadic times, working out in short bursts whenever I wasn’t extremely tired. I reached an all-time high of 213 pounds bodyweight. I also chose to breastfeed my daughter as long as I possibly could to help in her growth and our connection. She finally weaned herself off me at 18 months of age. Breastfeeding took the majority of my time and life at that time, from all of the pumpings, storing, eating/drinking to produce milk and actual breastfeeding. During that time I noticed that I was losing some hair, my nails were thinning, my teeth were losing hardness in the enamel because I was giving so many nutrients to my little one. My body was trying to compensate so much that during a physical training session at work I slipped and completely tore my ACL and couldn’t work out for almost a year.
How did I get to this point of loving to eat healthy, wanting to workout, and enjoying “me" time? What helped get me excited about working out again and seeing results? I am going to gladly share all of these strategies, and little “secret” tips in my blogs to come. Next week I am going to share with you all the “diet” I chose to follow and why I think this style of eating can set you free.
Living Free and Fit