12 1/2 years between these two pictures… ⌛️
Sean was almost 6 months old and I had just turned 29. 🎂
In some ways it seems like so long ago and yet I can also remember a lot about what 29 year old me felt like. ♥️
I was adjusting to life as a new mom, still nursing, and sleep deprived. 😴
I tried to eat healthy for Sean, since my breast milk was his primary source of nutrition, though he’d recently began to have some cereal. 😋 I was less concerned with my own nutrition and was a very picky eater. I ate little to no veggies. 😝
I’d had an unplanned c-section, at 41 weeks, after a long augmented labor (that lasted 26 hours), for failure to progress past 7 cm. Sean was 9 lbs. 11 oz. 💙
And when our OB saw him for the first time, as he was taking him out of my uterus, he said you don’t have a baby in there, you’ve got a toddler! 😄
The extent of my exercise was taking Sean for walks in his stroller to the park or with Bob on his way to the train in the morning. 👣
And every once in awhile I’d ride my parents old exercise bike they’d given us or pop in one of my old MTV The Grind or Paula Abdul workout tapes. 🖥👊🏼😅
If you told me back then what my life would look like at 41, I doubt I would believe you. 😜
🔹A group fitness instructor for 10 years and counting. 💪🏼
🔹 I actually eat and enjoy vegetables daily (usually a salad for lunch and celery as a snack at some point). 😄
🔹 A bereaved and blessed mom, of two living children (who are now almost 13 and 7) and one in Heaven, who struggled with secondary infertility and loss for 5 years. ✌🏼️💜😊
🔹 A blogger, for over 9 years, who discovered how much I love to write, connect, and share about my journey with others whose lives haven’t gone as they hoped, dreamed or planned. 💻
🔹 A health and fitness coach who runs private accountability groups for my clients to support and help keep them on track as they work towards their goals. 💡
How about you?
🔸 What would the version of you 10 or more years ago think of you today?
🔸 Would you be surprised how your life has played out so far?
🔸 Are you where you imagined you’d be at this age age stage?
🔸 Does this post resonate with you?
I love to help others take responsibility for their lives and achieve their goals through creating, implementing, and being accountable for healthy habits. 👊🏼⏰✔️😀
Comment or message me on Facebook if you are ready to talk with me about making positive changes in your life. 💡