I compete with myself everyday to become stronger for my children.. when I'm behind the weights I think of how big my son is and how big he will be and it makes me want to get stronger so I never have to rely on anyone to care for him but myself and the family who loves him! ❤️ I have put in a lot of work over the years... I didn't start my journey until 2011... I never thought I'd get here but I have... I had so many new years goals every year and never stuck with it... This wasn't a new years goal it just hit me after my gall bladder was removed I needed to change my life and with putting my kids first. If I can't take care of myself how the hell would I care for them.
After finding out that not only for my health but for my son who is special needs I needed to get off my ass and do something before he got bigger or I wouldn't be able to care for him.
Now, I feel good picking my kids up from school without being embarrassed that mom is over weight and looks a mess.. I know they loved me but all I could think about is once they enter high school what they would think of me around there friends.... They say not to care what people think and I don't but I do care what my children think of me. And It's ok to feel this way, it was a motivation for me to do something, not just for them but for my family and my own health. It hit me all at once and finally I took control and know more failed diets or excuses! I GOT THIS!! 🏋️♀️💪🔥 I went from walking at 1.9 and could barely breath to running up to 6.0 and doing 5k runs. I went from benching 65lbs to now up to 185lbs... I can now lift my son without feeling I can't care for him and that's what completes me and why I do what I do... I focus on what means the most to me and the outside world means nothing to me if I can't be the best mother I can be for my children. #familyfirst 😘😘 #transformationtuesday#children#bodybuildingwomen#bodypositive#bodybuild#bodybuilding#motherof3#momlife#weeks#weightraining#fatlossjourney#gym#health#weightlosstransformation#powerhousekalamazoo#weightlossjourney#cleaneating#exercise#faith#family#goals#powerlifting#specialneeds#angelmansyndrome#findacure