This blog has been on my mind for a while, the decision to start it was a little scary to be truthful, I am about to be accountable for any bad eating decisions and lack of motivation.
What I hope to accomplish is to be able to keep on track to reach my goals and to hopefully inspire and motivate others.
So, let the journey begin......
A BIT OF HISTORY
As a kid I was always average weight and average height, we lived on a dairy farm and ate fresh, healthy food and ran around a lot.
As a teenager, I put on a bit of weight, I never thought I was overweight and it didn't seem to matter what I ate or didn't eat, I stayed around the same weight and a size 12-14 in clothes.
I always played sport throughout school, after I left school it took a couple of years to get back into sports, it wasn't that high on my list of things to do nor was eating healthy foods.
Through my late teens and early twenties I partied way too hard, I drank way to much and I was a social smoker (usually when I drank). I ate crap food but still did sports like netball, basketball and volleyball and went to the gym in fads. I stayed the same size in clothes but felt really bad on the inside.
When I hit my mid twenties I started to take a real interest in my health, I became a vegetarian, I went to meditation and healing classes, I did my Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 certificates and started exercising more. I cut back on partying, drinking etc and started to take control of my health.
When pregnant with my second child Lachie, I put on a lot of weight, I found it difficult to move around from 5 months into the pregnancy and was sick and in pain for the most part. 3 months after I had Lachie I had lost 28kg since he was born, not the ideal way to lose weight I can assure you! I wasn't trying, it just happened and I was very sick because of it. I was way too skinny and looked terrible.
Very slowly I put on enough weight to look healthy again and that is where I stayed at a size 10.
After I had Sophie, I decided it was time to tone up and get fit so I joined a gym, within 1 day of joining I had a job there in the creche and was hooked. 3 months later I was teaching kids fitness and training to become a personal trainer and Body Balance instructor. My dream job (or so I thought)
After a year of working days, nights and weekends it was taking it's toll on me. I had gone back to really bad eating habits, I exercised so much that I could eat whatever I wanted and it didn't effect my weight. Then one day I limped into see my boss and quit just like that, I had hurt myself badly while taking a class yet was expected to do 2 more classes that night. Enough was enough.
So that experience left me with a nearly finished personal training certificate and me not wanting to work in a gym ever again.
Two years ago, I decided to start doing weights again down at my son's karate club, soon I was going to kickboxing as well and then I tried karate. I loved it all and was hooked, I felt back on track for the first time in a while.
I am always striving eat the best quality and fresh foods I can afford, I used to eat organically when we had a shop down here that sold organic produce, unfortunately they closed, so apart from the fruit and veges I grow, I buy really good quality and wash everything.
I run up and around mountains 3 times a week and still do karate and I ride my bike. I am studying Sports Nutrition at the moment and will also be taking on the rest of my personal training certificate as soon as I can afford it.
I'm sure there is heaps more I could add but I think that is enough for today.