Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Meet my friend, Theresa

Her and I were inseparable growing up.  Wherever Theresa was, I wasn't far behind.  We spent the night at each other's houses at least once a week, talked on the phone for hours and had the BEST times!  There was honestly never a day that went by without us seeing or talking to one another.  We went off to college, met our husband's and although we don't live close to one another these days, we keep in touch as often as possible.  And of course best friends always find a way of staying together...and now it just happens to be our love for health and fitness!   

I was a bridesmaid in her wedding (this photo was soon after I lost majority of my weight!)

 And with her busy life, putting her children first and allowing life to get in the way...
she put on weight.  
I never thought she was heavy or needed to lose weight, but when she started clean eating and putting in lots of time at the gym...
She has made an incredible transformation!! 
I am so proud of her and all of her hard work has truly paid off. 
She has recently started the Labrada Lean Body Challenge and is doing great and going strong!  
You can read more about it on her blog, She Waddles Like A Duck.  where she shares great recipes and tips.  

Theresa says, 
"My name is Theresa and am a wife to a supportive and loving husband and a stay at home mom to two amazing children.  "She Waddles Like a Duck" is a phrase my son used all too often (and still does at times) describing the way I walked!  I had no idea what he meant until I set out on my fitness journey, lost weight, began getting fit, and was finally able to walk instead of waddle!  I have acquired a love for fitness and am here to share with you my journey from being an overweight duck to a fit momma!" 

Her and I can relate to each other so well, especially now that we basically eat the same foods and workout hard!  She has found a love for lifting weights and pushing herself beyond her limits, so she can teach me a thing or two!  I wish we could be workout buddies :( We are able to share healthy recipes but most importantly we are there for each other.  You see, some people don't wanna hear your healthy eating, working out blabber but to us, it's NOT blabber, it's the facts of life and staying healthy and fit!  She wants to live better for her family and for herself and there's NOTHING that should come before that...ever!

So if you're putting yourself last, STOP and start giving yourself the credit you deserve.  Take time to take care of yourself on the inside and out!  Make healthy eating a priority.  Make trips to the gym or a workout in your living room a part of the daily routine!  It will feel awkward at first, but trust me your family needs and wants YOU healthy...and your kids, husband and family members will hopefully see your healthy transformations and want in on it too!  
Stay tuned and watch for a possible collaboration from both of us coming soon...


jillconyers said...

One of my greatest realizations as a mom and wife was that it was ok to make time for myself. In fact, it made me a better mom and wife when I did!

fancy nancy said...

It is SO important to make time for yourself as a mom!!! If you can't breathe neither can your family!!!

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