I started to kick my healthy lifestyle in to high gear on January 15th. I started training for a marathon and started practicing Bikram yoga. Once I was a month and a half into my training my Bikram yoga practice started to take its toll. After my long runs the VERY LAST thing I wanted to do was step inside the studio. I decided to hold off on Bikram yoga until after my marathon.
I am currently studying to become a personal trainer with National Academy pf Sports and medicine. I have never loved studying so much. I love learning about how different variables effect the human body. I have already learned so much and have been able to apply it to my everyday life.
I am now ten weeks into my training. For me this wasn't about losing weight so I haven't been weighing myself. For me this is about getting strong, being energized, and staying healthy for my family. Over the last ten weeks I have disciplined myself to change my mind and body about my approach to health. I'm not on a diet, I just want to be healthy and happy. I LOVE to eat and so does my husband so that is something I am not as strict about. I just focus on portion control and not eating junk. I am STRICT on cardio so I can be more free with food.
|Top pic is before bottom pic is 3 weeks later|
I’m so happy with my change is strength and energy. I have a BIG, strong, and fast baby boy to keep up with. I need all the energy I can get! I'm happy to report that I am down 4 jean sizes (the other day I wore my jeans from my sophomore year in high school!!!) and the pain in my lower back has faded away. I am getting results and feeling good! Today I have a trail run to do and I gotta pick up my speeeed!!! Happy running!!!
|The picture on the left is before... pictures on right at ten weeks in.|