When I had my kids close together, I gained 55 pounds.
I was slowly losing the weight (very slowly).
Then I was hit with very bad vertigo (4 months postpartum), and was unable to walk and out of work for almost 4 months.
Eventually, I was back on the treadmill and running 4 times per week.
Then we finally received the diagnosis of Autism for our son, which allowed us to receive specialized therapy everyday (ABA Therapy 6 hours/day).
Our lives became therapy, appointments and stress.
I continued to run, but our meals consisted of take out and frozen meals from Trader Joe’s (and lots of wine).
I was tired, sluggish and just feeling so unhealthy.
You can’t out exercise a very bad diet.
Along came The 21 Day Fix and Autumn.
Thank you Autumn.
I started cooking all my food, measuring all food and doing my daily workout.
I cut out all alcohol, detoxed sugar and processed foods.
I was in my pre pregnancy clothes! 50 pounds gone 🙂
Then, life happened again.
My brother, my only sibling, died.
He was so proud of me for losing the weight that I know he’d be angry if his death was the cause of me quitting or gaining it back. So, I was getting my motivation back and trying to live the healthy lifestyle I created for myself.
Then, our daughter was diagnosed Autistic…so our lives became even more hectic.
Then...I know, I know, this is ridiculous, but…
I had a work injury and herniated disks in my back and lost all use of my right leg.
I was out of work for months and went to physical therapy several times per week.
At this point, my back feels pretty good.
I just need to be careful with what I choose for my exercise.
I have joined Weight Watchers and am combining that with 21 Day Fix.
I will be posting weekly weigh-ins on Saturday.
Hopefully, I’ll be back in those pre-pregnancy jeans soon!
(11 pounds to go)