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Showing off my P90X Guns - day 65





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The Real Me is back!

I've been on sparkpeople a few months now and reached some goals so I thought I should update my page and tell my story.

As a child I was always thin. Mom says I ate very little and had tons of energy. I didn't reach 100 lbs until my freshman year of HS. By college I was 115. I always worked out, mainly strength training mixed with cardio machines. I loved it. (and still do)

It wasn't until I had children that weight and lack of energy became an issue. My ...
I've been on sparkpeople a few months now and reached some goals so I thought I should update my page and tell my story.

As a child I was always thin. Mom says I ate very little and had tons of energy. I didn't reach 100 lbs until my freshman year of HS. By college I was 115. I always worked out, mainly strength training mixed with cardio machines. I loved it. (and still do)

It wasn't until I had children that weight and lack of energy became an issue. My first pregnancy was rough - weeks of bedrest, extreme swelling, and eventual diagnosis of toxemia. I had a beautiful healthy baby, though. Following the delivery extreme fatigue set in. The final straw was when I was so burned out that I laid down on the kitchen floor and just bawled. I couldn't understand why I was so tired. My body ached. After 18 long months full of struggle, I was diagnosed with a parathyroid tumor and had surgery. I felt TONS better and got back on track with exercise.

I had three more children after that and every pregnancy I promised to be healthier, exercise, gain less weight, and lose it faster. But that never happened. I was extremely tired and swollen every time. I gained 60 lbs with every pregnancy and felt like my body "shut down" after delivery. I finally realized I was hypothyroid during pregnancy and after delivery which was a HUGE lightbulb moment. I had a nodule on my thyroid that got bigger with pregnancy hormones. Good news is that it eventually shrinks back down to normal. It just takes time.

So here I am - a happy, healthy energetic 37 year old. I tell my story because I know that there are many women out there with similar stories. Pregnancy isn't always this fairy tale situation that hollywood portrays. It's hard for a lot of us. But I think I've learned to never give up on myself. Sometimes things get rough. Life can hand you a lemon, for sure. But it's worth working through. Struggles teach us so much more about ourselves than the easy times do. I wonder what my next hurdle might be....
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Member Since: 1/15/2009

SparkPoints: 1,867

Fitness Minutes: 985

My Goals:
My original goal when I started SP was to get into my pre-baby clothes. Well, I surprised myself and surpassed that. I was so shocked to find myself shopping for a smaller size jean than I've worn in probably 10 years! My goal is no longer focused on the scale, but rather on strength and fitness gains.

Finished P90X - 8/09
Round 2 p90x - 12/09

Currently doing P90X plus - will finish 6/10 - I can now do real pull ups!

My Program:
Completed:
P90X - 3 rounds
Chalean Extreme - 1/2 of it, hated it...
P90X plus - 1 round
Insanity

Currently:
Hybrid of P90x and other cardio, including Insanity

Personal Information:
Married to an extremely energetic guy and I have 4 great kids.

Other Information:
God gives me peace and strength. He keeps me motivated to take care of myself. He only gave me one body so I better treat it kindly. I try to respecting HIS creation and love me as He made me.

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TXHRT4U
1/4/2011 7:04:26 PM

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PPCM_SURVIVOR
12/4/2010 2:30:15 AM

Wow youve been through a lot! I know how that is too because you never think that "the best time of your life" will end up being the scariest time as well. Im glad everything turned out ok with you!

I was actually stoping by because i seen you were an "expert" with p90x :) Im just about to start my 1st round on the 7th and im not sure if i should do classic or lean. i have about 50lbs to lose but i want to make the most out of my 1st round...what would you suggest? Hope you are doing well!



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PINKIRONDOLL
10/25/2010 7:33:57 PM

Thanks for the tip on the diet for P90X! I really think that it's going to help, your P90X guns look awesome! Keep up the good work!!!



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KFAYJAY
9/25/2010 10:21:27 PM

Thanks! But I have a few more weeks left before making it to that next round...but its a comin! emoticon



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TXHRT4U
9/19/2010 10:11:55 AM

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Hope life is treating you well.

Have a blessed week,
Eric
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