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August 2015

Welcome!

Welcome to my journey to a healthier lifestyle. My hope is through my experiences, you will pick up a few tips that will help you too become the best YOU possible.

My lifestyle change began two years ago, when I found myself 75 pounds overweight. My ‘ah ha’ moment was when I looked at my two year old son and realized that I owed it to him to choose a better lifestyle. My excuse was I worked full time and he was in day care all day.  How could I put him in someone else’s care while I worked out? I did my research and found a fitness program that allowed me to workout twice a week in the evenings with my son. I started tracking everything I ate, and almost a year later I had lost 75 pounds.  That led me to try Pilates, weight training, biking, running and yoga. I have maintained the weight loss. Yes, there were bumps along the way, but I continue to work at it. I am now a certified Personal Trainer teaching various fitness class formats.

I know you have heard this before, ‘if I can do it, so can you’. It’s absolutely the truth! You can do it. I couldn’t run 50 yards when this all started and have since completed 4 half marathons! It’s not a fast process, but the changes you make today will stay with you the rest of your life. I still have to work at it every day. This is where Embracing a Healthy Life comes in. I will share my experiences, reviews and recommendations.

Is this your ‘ah ha’ moment? Join me! Let’s be our best selves!

JA