Thursday, May 21, 2009
Getting to know me & you!
I am embarking on a journey to a healthier and fitter me, and I'd like you to join me. I'm going to tell you all about me and you can follow my weight loss journey, I'd like to hear yours as we go along too.
Here goes, I'm putting myself totally out there. I'm going to share something that most women don't like to share. My weight! I am currently 31 years old and weigh in at 270 lbs (I'm already down 5 from my highest of 275). Not a number I'm very proud of. My "Before" picture is to the left.
Here's a little about me and what I'm doing. I am a wife and mom (my son is 13), I have a full time job & run an internet business with my mom on the side. So as you can imagine, I don't have a lot of time. I've been working in the Fitness industry for 9 years in a corporate office, and have a hard time listening in meetings about all the health risks overweight people have. I've been lucky so far not to have any major health concerns, but I'd like to be sure I'm around to see my grandkids and great-grandkids.
I recently had the previlidge of meeting in person Ali, the first female Biggest Loser from the Biggest Loser show. Now I've watched the show since the first season (on the couch with my pizza or ice cream or other really bad for me food), but this was a bit of a turning point for me. Meeting one of the winners made it real, and I suddenly thought to myself "If she can do it, I can do it!" So here I am serious enough about this that I'm willing to share myself with the world (or anyone who will listen). I hope you'll join me and not ony watch my journey and those of other readers to come, but take your own journey to a healthier you.