Guest Post: Mallory~ A Lifestyle Change for the Better!
Today’s guest post comes from Mallory. Mallory is a huge inspiration for me. We’re both in a wedding this November, and she is doing a wonderful job at getting in shape for this grand event.
Please welcome, Mallory.
I am a wife and mother of three children, and like every other mother, mealtime has always been a constant struggle in my home. Living in a city where fast food is a way of life, healthy choices are hard to find, and hard to persuade my finicky children to eat. Nonetheless, I press on not only for their health, but for their future children and so on.
Health and fitness were the least of my worries about three years ago. But, I was at my heaviest after having my third child. I could feel the pounds weighing me down and hated seeing myself in pictures. The turning point came when my husband was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I was scared for his health and how I would live without him if his health failed. That’s when I decided I had to make a change not only for myself, but my entire family.
I found a workout routine that worked with our schedule and started off strong. Working out 6 days a week was tough at first, but we adjusted well. The next hurdle was our eating habits. I cut fast food out completely and began to prep all my meals. I had to think about food as fuel, and wanted my body to have premium, instead of unleaded fuel. Once I changed how I ate along with exercise, the pounds melted off. I was able to lose 32 pounds in two months and maintain it.
As a family, we realized that our health was first and foremost. Instead of looking at the changes we made in food choices as a diet, we chose to look at it as a lifestyle change for the better. As a mother, i needed to teach my children by example how to nourish their bodies. It was my responsibility no one else. If eating right and exercise can buy us a few more years together, it will be worth all the effort and hard work.
Thanks, Mallory. Keep up the great job!
Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!