Mom Fitness | Reaching a New Low

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Back in February I started my fitness journey with one goal in mind — lose the mommy fat.

I looked in the mirror and saw ten years worth of tears, stress, bad eating habits and zero motivation built up like a protective shell on my body. I was miserable and couldn’t take it anymore.

I bought a FitBit, a treadmill and some decent walking shoes. I set out to change the way I ate, I vowed to stop sitting on my behind and more importantly, the way I thought about myself. My light switch flipped and my life started changing because I made the choice. No amount of encouragement from anyone in my life could make me do anything about my misery, I had to be the one to do it and I did.

Today I’m over halfway to my ultimate goal and my motivation to reach it is stronger than ever. I’ve reached an all new low that is making me feel high!

25 pounds weight loss fitbit badge

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I could lose 25 pounds of FAT! Oh my gosh, I did it. I really, really did it!

I wish I had held onto my old jeans to show you the difference but I gave them all away knowing I’d never allow myself to wear them ever again.

So what has 25 pounds changed in my life?

  • I went from a tight size 16 jeans to a loose size 12.
  • I dropped my size 42 chest size to a comfortable size 36. (I can buy real bras now!!!)
  • My shirts went from XL to L …possibly M but I haven’t bought any yet.
  • I can jog, run and play with my kids without getting winded.
  • My weight status and BMI changed from Overweight to Healthy
  • Most importantly, when I look in the mirror I see some of the girl that I use to be and I actually smile.

I really can’t put into words the amount of joy I’m feeling right now. It’s a feeling I haven’t felt in a very long time that I hope never fades.

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  1. YAY!!!! Congrats!!! I am so proud of you!

  2. Oh Cat that is SO awesome! I need to get back on track. Thanks for the motivation. You’re doing great!!!

  3. I am so happy for you Cat! You can definitely tell how much you have changed just in status updates, posts etc. Congratulations on your new low!!!!

  4. congrats cat, well earned. You tink you can lose my 5 pounds for me? thanks

    lol
    trisha

  5. Congratulations Cat! I can tell the difference just by your posts and updates! I am very proud of you and encouraged for my own weight loss program!

    • Thanks Kathy – I’m glad I can be inspirational, are you following a particular diet plan or just calories in/out?

      • I am starting with the Couch -to-5K running program. I am still breastfeeding so I am not so much worried about calories as I am toning my body back to the way it was before having children. I have been looking at some of the calorie apps though, and will probably start using them soon!

  6. Congratulations! I am so proud of you. I have been following along with you on your journey and am so happy you have reached this accomplishment!

  7. Right on! Thats super awesome! Im hoping to follow rich in your footsteps.

  8. Congratulations Cat!!!

  9. aww I am so happy for you!!!

  10. Cat that is awesome! You are very inspiring to me as I’m just starting my weight loss journey after having Emma. Congratulations :)

  11. I’m still over here cheering loudly for you, Cat.

    Way to go! I’m in awe of your accomplishment!

  12. I’m so happy for you Cat! Congrats!!!!!!!

  13. This is SO SO awesome! I’m so proud of you, and you should be so proud of yourself. Good job girl!

  14. Congratulations Cat! That is wonderful and a great accomplishment! I have 15 lbs to lose and am just getting back into going to Jazzercise so hoping to get my energy back after a few months of feeling blah!

  15. Way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. You go girl! So proud. :)

  17. A-MAZ-ING!!! Congrats!!!

  18. Congrats Cat…you look great!

  19. fantastic! so happy for you!

  20. Cindy Brooks says:

    Great job! Have a Happy 4th!

  21. Cat, that is AWESOME! What a great milestone and those are some amazing things you have accomplished!

  22. That is so, so awesome–congratulations! And it’s great that you’re not just focusing on losing the weight, but getting fit too. That’s always been hard for me!

  23. Congratulations Cat! That’s an incredible accomplishment and you definitely should be proud :)
    I can tell you you are an inspiration to many!