This is just the beginning of my transformation story! I plan on continuing this amazing journey of life changing habits. I wish I would have discovered how good I could feel, by eating right and exercising, years ago!!
I never wanted to exercise (even though my brother owned 4 health clubs and my older sister was a fitness nut!). It was my younger sister & myself who were the smokers. I finally quit 4 years ago and never looked back. Unfortunately, quiting smoking combined with menapause, and lack of exercise, caused me to gain more that a few pounds. I did not feel very good about myself.
My job as a deli manager is very stressful. It was always a demanding job, but I was always up for a challenge. My stress level increased dramatically last year, when my 85 year old mother, who was living in Florida, fell and needed surgery. She had been failing slightly for the last year or so. It got to the point where we did not feel that she should be living by herself. It was time to bring her home. She has been living with me & my husband since June. It is not an easy situation. On a good note, even though it is stressful, my daughter Lauren will be getting married in Key West, this June. This brings me to the start of my transformation!
My idea of course, was to loose a few pounds, by joining Lauren in the SKFitLife challenge. I wanted to look good for the wedding.
What I didn’t realize is that by having a routine and a plan to look forward to everyday, I would cut my stress level down considerably. It has helped me deal with my mom and all that comes with being a caregiver, while working full time. I look forward to my workouts and having that time for me….I deserve it!! I really would like to thank you, Stephanie, for helping me to maintain a positive outlook. You should be very proud of yourself. I have seen how you have helped people in small ways and some big ways. I am excited to see what I can do with the SKFit Gurls Challenge!!