Hi. Welcome to my blog. I have so much I want to say here that I am finding it difficult to start. So, first, I'll keep it simple:
My name is Nikki, and I need to change.
Whew. That feels better. And now that I got that out, here's the longer version:
My name is Nikki. A few years ago, I was in shape. Great shape. I ate healthy, I worked out. I ran, I lifted. I was in my early twenties and living in one of the healthiest places in the world. I had hours a day to spend in the gym, so I did. I was so healthy, and had big plans. But alas, plans change... and for me, two babies in less than 2 years changed my plans. But not two average sized babies. Oh no, not me. As you get to know me, you'll know that I don't do anything "average"- I'm an all or nothing kind of girl. My babies were 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and 11 pounds, 5 ounces. Yes, at birth, that was their weight. And I'll get into more detail later, but let's just say for now that I am 5'1 if I stretch reeeeeealllly tall- I'm not a big girl to be having such big babies!
So, now I am a mommy. And I LOVE being a mommy. My kids and my husband are my life, and I wouldn't change a thing for them.
I am no longer that in shape girl from a few years ago. Like most moms, my kids not only changed every element of my life, but changed every square inch of my body as well. And while I love my kids, it's time to take back my body. For me, and for them, it's time to get healthy again.
I have many mom friends, and most feel the same- it's easy to be discouraged as we look at our post-baby bodies and see stretch marks and other not-so-fun marks of mommyhood. But instead of sitting around discouraged in my sweatpants, I've decided to do something about it. This is not an effort to get skinny- it is an effort to get HEALTHY. My kids depend on me for everything, and I need to be healthy for them.
So I hope you'll follow along as I work on changing my mind and body. And who knows, maybe I can encourage you to jump on the healthy train too.