So this is my first blog post! I suppose we all start somewhere, right? I thought I’d give a quick intro to who I am and what brought me here before we get to the real stuff.
I’m a 31 year old working mom. I have a toddler, she was born five weeks premature. I had preeclampsia and an emergency c-section. This is definitely something I will explore more here. There is a lot going on with toddler mom life and so many feelings around having a baby in the NICU.
I grew up riding horses, competitively and for fun. I’ve met some of my best friends through riding. By 14 years old I had my first horse, and I still have her today (she’s 22 now!). I’m hoping my little girl gets a few good years with her.
I’m married to an amazing man. We’ve been together for 11 years, married for four. I’ll definitely blog about marriage because it’s obviously a huge part of my life and isn’t always easy (but always worth it!).
I competed in two NPC figure competitions in 2014. I lost 47 pounds training to do so. I’ll be blogging a lot about my fitness journey, getting back in shape after having my daughter. It took me 14 months to lose the weight the first time, and hours in the gym. I loved every minute of it but I no longer have that kind of time. I plan to be open and honest about my experiences here. It’s therapeutic for me. And MOTIVATING!
I love to write. I don’t do too much of it these days, but I also might share some of the items I’m working on.
I also have two teenage step kids and two dogs! Life is definitely interesting, to say the least!
I look forward to sharing what motivates me, as well as every day life, recipes, and mom stories. I’m excited to embark on this journey! Thank you for joining me!