November 18, 2011.
I woke up one morning and was unhappy, over weight and down right miserable. An on again off again relationship I would deal with for years was off for the first time, I was an unhappy over weight single mother of two. I was drinking too much wine, eating the wrong kinds of foods and very unhappy. So, I decided to join the gym. I had been fit once upon a time in my early 20’s, and knew that weights were the way to go. So, I got a membership and dedicated one hour a day for 3 months to the gym. I used mostly machines, and did allot of core work as my number one goal was to have a 6 pack. I cleaned up my diet, and cut out the red wine. I lost 30 lbs by January 1st. I never looked back!
November 18, 2012.
I survived my first bought with breast cancer that first year. I had picked a competition on November 11th of that year but due to the side effects and stress of my illness I put off competing. I was thinner and healthier and I still believe that if I had not decided to change my life my illness could have been much worse, and possibly not found until much later. In May of 2012 I wrote my first Blog Post at onefitmama.wordpress.com (the sites not up any more replaced now by this one!). I met wonderfully supportive people and learned soo much about diet, fitness, weights and clean living. I handled stress better and was much happier. I started hiking, learned that I didn’t hate running and was training for my first bikini competition.
November 18, 2013.
In April I competed in my first bodybuilding competition! I placed almost last but I didn’t care. I did it to show that I could do it, so that I could stand up beside the fittest of the fit and feel amazing! I got my personal training certification, started helping others to achieve their own goals and…. competed again in June. This time as a fitness model.
I have learned so much from my fellow bloggers, competitors and new friends I have made through fitness. I can honestly say that this will be a way of life forever for me. Thank you to everyone who has supported
me along the way. Listened to me wine when I couldn’t help it, offered me amazing advice and cheered me on either through support or just by being incredibly positive influences!