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adoption of my fit lifestyle

Let’s rewind to the end of 2014. I was 27 and working full time for a major health insurance carrier and running a clothing line. So I would say that I was rather busy with work and in free time going out and enjoying life. It was October of 2014 that my boyfriend suggested that we join a gym and work on a healthy fit life to take up some of our free time. I was really hesitant, because although I had grown up playing sports, cheering and on the track team; I had never really worked out on my own. Yes, I would go for a random run every now and then. However the thought of being a “gym goer” and being stringent about going to the gym a few times a week, just didn’t sound appealing. Nor did I feel I had the interest and self dedication. None the less, I was open to the thought and figured, it can’t hurt to add regular fitness into my lifestyle. After all, I am only getting older and need to adopt a healthier lifestyle.I wasn’t fit and my diet wasn’t great either. I was probably what you would call ‘skinny fat’, and not particularly healthy, so don’t worry if you are in the shoes I was in at the time. It is never too late to start.

I began going to the gym a 2-3 times a week starting in January 2015 and continued to do so throughout the year. I would say that 2015 was a gentle ease into a lifestyle of routine fitness.

In 2016, I had decided that I really wanted to put more effort into my workouts and focus on toning and losing about 10 lbs. As I was getting older, eating just about what I wished and however much of it I wante; my metabolism had begun to slow. I had hit 132 lbs and that had (at that time) been my highest lifetime weight. So, in January 2016, I really dedicated myself to working out 3-5 times per week (an average of 4 times a week) and began to lose the weight by incorporating cardio and weight lifting. By May of 2016, I had lost 15 lbs, enhanced the 4 pack I had previously had and felt a lot stronger. I was happy with my results at 117 lbs, felt great in my body and was healthy.

Long behold, in June 2016 I found out I was pregnant and due March 1, 2017. 

Check out the follow-up post in the Fit After Baby, under Fitness tab for my pregnancy weight gain , journey to the pre-pregnancy weight and overall, health. In “Fit After Baby, you can as well find information regarding postnatal workouts, fitness and health.

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