Wow! I am glad you've decided to follow my progress as I begin Debra Mazda's Shapely Girl Fitness as a personal 30-day challenge and as one of the 27 CWA Review Crew women chosen to participate using one of Debra's amazing DVDs.
I am opening with a little back story here. If you have a question that I haven't covered, please do ask using the comment/reply options at the end of this page (and/or following all blog posts)!
First, you can keep up with my progress through my blog posts, Facebook and Twitter. My posts and Tweets will be tagged: #cwareviewcrew #shapelygirl #sherisprogress. My blog posts will also be linked to RWHI's website tagged as #agentsblog.
My back story
I have been bean-pole slim my entire life. Too skinny, actually. Even after four children, I still couldn't gain weight. My max weight was about 105 and I considered that big! I wanted to have a little more "meat on my bones." But, be careful what you wish for, as they say.
Around the age of 32, I started gaining weight. I went from a size 2-4 to 8. Okay. I can deal with this. I'm still a good size and not so skinny. Well, it wasn't quite that simple.
Within one month (literally) I went from that exciting size 8 to 14. I was miserable. I wasn't eating much --nothing extra. No excessive snaking and I wasn't big on eating much in terms of sweets. So why? Why? Just when I'd buy clothes that fit, I'd find that I had outgrown those, too. Plus, I was miserable --emotionally and physcially.
I finally decided that I needed to see my doctor. The diagnosis: thyroid disease.
Well, isn't this just wonderful!
Despite medication, I have been unable to control the fluctuating weight. But, I have also come to realize that my habits and lifestyle do nothing to help my situation.
I work sitting in a chair 12+ hours a day. I drink coffee like it's going out of style. While I though that not eating much was a good thing, I've come to realize the importance of balanced, healthy meals. And, then there is that other word: exercise. Ugh! It even sounds dirty saying it aloud.
Sure, in my "lighter" days I was very active. I had to be doing something constantly. Today, well, not so much.
I have spent several years being embarassed and shying away from interacting with others.
Then came the CWA Review Crew. In my personal time, I signed up to review various books and products. Cool! Fun! Well...then came Debra Mazda! When I received the notice and invitation to apply for Debra's Shapely Girl Fitness program, I really had to think about it.
The program sounded amazing but I knew there was the committment factor. Could I really commit? Would I commit?
I have resigned myself to the committment, not just as a review member but as a woman who needs to be and live healthier.
I would be honored to have you follow me on this journey. I welcome your story and all the words of encouragement you can offer!
Here we go...