Ever since I laced up my first pair of figure skates at the tender age of 4, athletics have always been a big part of my life. From figure skating to rugby, and snowboarding to interval and circuit training, I have enjoyed being active and feeling good after a great training.
However, at the same time, I have struggled with my weight which seems to continuously fluctuate and I am not proud of the some of the things I have done in the past to try and keep my weight down.
After my daughter was born in October 2010, within 6 weeks I was back to exercising. I decided to do it right this time and get some help from a friend who set me up with an exercise and meal plan. What I didn’t expect was how much her coaching would impact my life as a whole. It became much more than weight loss for me.
Along my journey, not only was my body changing, but my mind and my view of food also changed. After many discussions with J.P, I finally opened up about my struggles I had with food during my entire life. I knew that changing my eating habits were not only in my best interest, but that of little E. I didn’t want her growing up with the same body image and self-esteem issues I had.
It has taken me a year and a half to get to this happy place where I am good with my eating habits which consists of a vegan diet that is 50% raw. The one place that is starting to slip is my exercising and training.
I need to get back on track, since I have decided to go back to playing rugby this summer with my old team, The Montreal Barbarians, after a two and a half year hiatus because of being pregnant and all. No excuses. I am determined to keep up with those teens and tweenty-something gals!
Starting today, June 18, I am joining 25+ fabulous and inspiring green bloggers for the 2012 Go Green Get Fit Challenge as part of the EcoMom Alliance Sustain YourSelf™ Program presented by PlanetShoes.com.
This 12 week health and wellness series is where we will share inspiration, motivation, ups, downs, and a whole lot of support for whatever fitness goal we have as eco-conscious individuals. I am hoping, no matter what fitness level or shade of green you are, you will join us on our journey.
MyPersonal Fitness Goals
- To begin running regularly (4 days/week) to increase my stamina on the rugby pitch. I.can.do.this!
- Increase my upper body strength by continuing my circuit and interval training 4-5 days a week. I need to hit those girls hard.
- Lose 5 lbs of FAT on my thighs, and maintain a healthy weight thereafter.
- Consciously stretch 2 times a day.
- Keep eating the way I do, and perhaps increase my diet from 50% raw to 75% plus raw. I feel good eating raw.
Come on! I know you are itching to join in on all this green fun. Here’s how:
- Check out the main program page.
- Like the Go Green Get Fit Facebook page.
- Follow @GoGrnGetFit and #GoGreenGetFit & #SustainYourself on Twitter.
- Get inspired and motivated by the Go Green Get Fit Pinterest board!
What are you waiting for?
Get moving and be inspired by all these fabulous ladies who are part of the challenge.
- Erin Naumowicz Editor, Healthy Home Magazine
- Kimberly Danek Pinkson Founder, EcoMom® Alliance
- Shane D. Shirley-Smith, Editor, Environmental Booty
- Paige Wolf Author Spit That Out
- Tiffany Washko Editor, NatureMoms
- Diane MacEachern Editor, Big Green Purse
- Katherine Scoleri Editor, SafeMama.com
- April Gatewood Owner and Writer, Mama on a Green Mission
- Robbie Schneider Editor, Going Green Mama
- Amanda Hearn Owner and Editor, The Eco-Friendly Family
- Sabrina (Bri) Radke Owner and Writer, Eco Baby Mama Drama
- Jenn Savedge Author and Blogger, The Green Parent and Mother Nature Network
- Brenna Burke Owner and Editor, Almost All The Truth
- Gretchen Sowers Owner and Writer, Healthful Mama
- Sarah White Owner and Writer, Mindfully Frugal Mom
- Nikki Board Founder and Editor, Modern Eco Life
- Erin Ely Owner and Editor, Ely Organics
- Katy Farber Owner and Author, Non-Toxic Kids
- Jen McLaughlin Blogger, Jen and Joey Go Green
- Penelope Jagessar Chaffer Blogger, Toxic Baby Blog
- Lori Popkewitz Alper Founder, Groovy Green Livin
- Jenny Gullen Owner and Editor, The Crunchy Wife
- Anna Hackman Editor, Green Talk
- Lynn Colwell Blogger, Celebrate Green
- Amity Hook-Sopko Editor, Green Child Magazine
- Laura Burns, Pug in the Kitchen
- Danika Carter, Beauty Editor, Greenwala.com
- Micaela Preston, Editor and Founder, Mindful Momma
- And Yours Truly of Course!
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