I was able to keep myself motivated for quite awhile last year when I lost my 65 pounds. Here is my very last body profile picture I took in November.
I was pregnant here and didn't know it! After this I found out and I embraced the pregnancy bump.
Here is my body profile today.
Still 40 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight BUT as I learned a year ago I CAN DO THIS.
A year ago my motivation was preparing to get pregnant and having a healthy body to carry my baby. Now my motivation is teaching Emma that healthy normal and not a struggle or something to feel disappointed about. Healthy foods and physical activity are essential shields for good health and disease prevention. It's never too early to get your children to move more and start eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
Every time I look at this adorable face I will think about how important her health is to me and remember that my health is the tool to teach her with.