When I first read the “looking for mommies who want to lose weight” blurb on Skinny Mom’s facebook page, I knew I needed to raise my hand in the air… high. It was what I needed, and despite my procrastinating and self-obstructing ways, I immediately sent an email to Brooke before I could talk myself out of it – and here I am!
My name is Teresa, and I am a 26 year-old mom, wife, designer, blogger, social media addict, and entrepreneur. Oh, and now I’m going to share with the world my journey to a healthier me.
One of my strongest personality traits is that I’m a planner; I love to be organized. I recently read a quote that I’m adopting as my theme for this journey: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” My goal: to be an all around healthier person, which I know will increase my energy, make me stronger, and improve they way I feel about my physical appearance (hey, just being honest). My plan: diet + exercise + a whooooole lot of support!
As far as diet, we are pretty healthy eaters. I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes when I was 30 weeks pregnant and had to follow a strict diet in order to keep Will healthy. We’re trying to stick to the same diet, but admittedly, it’s a lot easier to “cheat” when I know my baby isn’t depending on me to watch every single bite I take. But I have done it successfully once, so I am confident I can again.
Which brings me to my area of least confidence: exercise. I have never been one to exercise on a daily basis, but clearly that needs to be done; and I’m pretty sure that will be my biggest struggle on this adventure. My best friend Amanda has excitedly promised to be my workout-buddy and apply force if need be for me to get the job done. Maybe I’ll even learn to love the gym… that’s my goal.
I’m a bit nervous about sharing my weight-loss journey, but that is outweighed (no pun intended!) by my excitement, determination, and desire to encourage others to work toward a healthier lifestyle. I hope that as I share my ups and downs as navigate through the world of diets, menu plans, healthy cooking, and fitness I am able to not only create a healthier lifestyle for myself (while dropping these unwanted pounds!) but show you that it can be done… no matter how busy or inexperienced you may be!