A working mother with three young children under the age of 10, Julie struggled after her pregnancies to get her pre-baby body back.
She found it difficult to find time to exercise as she juggled taking care of her family and career.
As a Chiropractor, she always advises her patients to exercise regularly. Keeping your body strong, strengthening your posture and staying active is always part of her treatmentplan for her patients. Yet she finds it was difficult to make time to exercise. “I was beginning to feel tired, sore and weak. It was at this point in my life I made the decision to finally make time to get stronger and feel better.”
Julie’s goal from the beginning was never about weight, it was about increasing her energy level and feeling stronger. She didn’t want to make exercise a means to a short term goal, like a number on a scale. Exercise needed to be part of her lifestyle forever, it is a very important part of staying healthy.
“Since I joined the Metcon30 program and have been exercising regularly my body shape has changed. I have lost inches off of my waist, thighs and arms. My clothes fit better and best of all, my patients are noticing! It is a great feeling to be able to share with my patients the changes I have seen in myself and my body since I joined Integrity Fitness one year ago.”
“It wasn’t easy to come to this point in my life. Like many other moms, I have to juggle the kids, their activities, work life, personal life and my time at the gym. But just like any other important appointment that I have, I make it a priority to schedule in my Metcon30 workouts. I am proud of myself for making a commitment to achieving better health and sticking with it.”
As we all know exercise and eating better go hand in hand. For Julie, she decided in the beginning that her focus was to get stronger. Based on her past experience she knew that if she stressed to do everything all at once – exercise and change her eating habits – it wouldn’t work for her and she would most likely fail. So she focused first on exercise and as she began to feel better, she made better food choices.
Julie’s advice to anyone starting or stuck during their fitness journey is not to wait to make these changes until you drop the 15lbs or until you start eating better. Start exercising and continue to work on eating healthy. Dietary changes take a long time and can be difficult. Most of all, don’t let the number on your scale be the determining factor if your exercise program is working. Listen to your body and look at your body. Is your body shape changing? Do you feel better? That is what is important.
Be nice to yourself and take care of yourself….you’re worth it!