I had an epiphany this week. I was sitting in a waiting room at my doctor's office and an older gentleman came in, obese and struggling for breath. As I sat next to him listening to his labored breathing, it hit me. This could be me some day if I don't take control! I realized that it's not enough for me to complete this 12 week program and go back to my old ways. This is a total lifestyle change! I look and feel better than I have felt since I was in my 20s and I want this high to continue. I am still not at my goal weight, but I don't even want to focus on the number on the scale - just how my body feels. I had my children later in life and when my three boys get older, I want to be physically active with them. I know if I continue on this path of fitness I will continue to strengthen my mind, soul and body.
So as I come to the end of the JoyMama program, I realize, this is only the beginning. Taking care of myself has gone to the top of my "to do" list. A special thank you to everyone at JoyRide for all the amazing support, especially Mackenzie, my friend who cracked the whip when she needed to and kept me inspired and excited about getting the real me to show again.