For those of you that have followed my journey over the last few years, you know that I have come to love being active. It was not anything I thought I'd ever do when I first got rid of all my weight. In fact, I lost all my weight with out one single run or walk. It wasn't until I hit maintenance when I realized I needed to get active. I signed up for a 5k randomly and became a runner.
Running my first race back in 2006. Long baggy shirt was the dead give away.
And that was the coldest race I ran. I hated every second of it.
After that I became hooked on boot camp and weight training. I loved challenging myself and really enjoyed interval training.
Then I got knocked up:
But I kept at it! By the end all I could do was step class (poor step).
And walked on my tread mill.
But I did not get through the pregnancy unscathed:
When I gave birth to my third baby I had a very easy, gentle waterbirth that lasted all of 2 hours. And although that may not seem fitness related- it was like running a marathon to me! Using my natural resources, facing the challenge of an unmedicated childbirth and coming through it was so powerful. I know that the previous years of fitness really helped me have that empowering birth. It was a high like no other!
Currently I'm leading a free women's bootcamp in my neighborhood, running, riding my bike, doing yoga, power walking, strength training, and chasing after my three kids. I change it up. The minute I get bored, I become an expert on some new form of exercise. It's just what works best for me.
Here's my bootcampers on a Girl's Night Out. Who says you can't do wall sits and planks in heals? Aren't they hot?