A Healthier Story: An Update and A Gift for My Boys

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Well, it’s not Thursday, but here’s a little update to my journey of losing weight.

I’m 10 weeks in and officially down 23 pounds from eating healthy and exercising. That makes me almost 1/3 of the way to my goal!

Here’s one part that I’ve found surprising.

If you looked at the measures of a healthy body such as blood pressure, blood panels, aerobic capacity and physical strength – I would have passed the health test with flying colors a couple of months ago. Before I started losing weight, I could work out harder than many, felt healthy, energetic and strong or so I thought…

If I stuck with the excuse that being overweight was in my genes, I would have never discovered how much better I’d feel when the weight started to come off.

I can’t believe how much more energy I have.

Though I’m taking time out of my day 5 days a week to work out and making more meals at home, I’m saving time because I’m taking far fewer naps and I’m more productive.

I’m looking forward to how I’ll feel once the 76 pounds are gone. Look out world!

Now onto the picture above…

After finishing up this workout and this Tabata workout (one-armed mountain climbers, oh my!) on Thursday, I showed the boys different “moves” included in the workout. We had so much fun! I headed downstairs to check in with my Facebook workout buddies and heard thumping and a lot of joyful noises coming from upstairs. A little while later, Kaden (my just 6 year old) came downstairs with his list of moves. Can you figure out what the moves are?

One of the most rewarding parts of this journey is the example that I’m setting for my kids.

The lessons that they’re learning:

  • Exercise is an important part of the day. It’s not number 30 on the list…it’s up near the top. Build your day around it.
  • Our bodies feel better when we put healthy foods into it.
  • Taking care of ourselves is important. We get one body. Take care of it.
  • Mommy is strong! :)

What a gift to give a child!

Exercise list deciphered

Push Leg
Silly Walk
Sit Push
Leg Switch
Weight Walk
Weight Walk
Weight Switch
Weight Stand – I’ve heard these are especially difficult ;)

Catch up on the rest of The Healthier Story

And remember I’m not a doctor. I’m just sharing my experience. Check with your health care provider before starting any exercise and eating plan.


    • Sarah Weeda says

      Thanks Shelly!

      The diet is definitely the key. The weight didn’t come off until I added that piece. Can’t wait until I see more of the muscle tone that I’ve been working so hard at getting. I hope your exercises days come soon :)

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