The past 10 months has been full of fitness related activities for my family. I’ve competed in 3 Bikini Competitions, a division of bodybuilding; my husband plays ice hockey and my boys played on a travel soccer team. Currently, I’m signed up to play on a co-ed adult soccer team with my husband. WOW!
My goal for this race was simply not to walk. I had just finished a bikini competition and hadn’t run more than a mile in quite some time. At check-in, my registration was found but no one was able to locate my race bib. After getting in line to obtain a new number, the volunteer did a double-take at his screen and said, “Are you really 37?” Victory!
Upon my arrival home the first thing my boys asked was “Did you win?” What happened next? I took a shower and then a nap! I had soccer practice that same night!!! I ran back and forth for another hour. My legs were toast; I was beat! I did muster up enough energy to stop by Sweet Frog for sugar-free frozen yogurt on the way home.
Later that night, I got to thinking about the question my boys asked. “Did you win?”
A few years ago, I could barely run a mile! I was overweight, tired and sluggish.
I didn’t physically ‘win’ the race. I’m not going to be the All-Star on my soccer team. I didn’t turn pro at my Bikini show but this is for sure; I am winning. I’m a 37-year old mother of two who has ‘Found Her Fit’ and I don’t plan on losing it anytime soon.
I started working out in my basement with exercise DVDs, a few dumbbells and a pair of sneakers.
AFPA-Nutrition and Wellness Consultant