Getting Fit…Or at Least Trying

Getting Fit…Or at Least Trying
November 7, 2014 Our Circle of Moms

By: Vallery Schofield-Miller

I have this friend, Jenna, who is a great person and an awesome Mom. She helps people whenever she can. Jenna has created a Facebook page, “Mommy’s Get Fit.” On this page we share recipes both for food and juicing. We help each other with exercises, sharing what we are doing. We hope it helps someone who has hit Runninga plateau to maybe change things up to help them. Everyone on this page is working towards same goal: living a healthier life and taking care of themselves. It is a great way to work on this part of your life.

I have begun walking the track at the kids’ school in the morning 2 times a week.  I started cutting out meat every day, and I have noticed I’ve started to lose the taste for it lately.  I have cut soda intake dramatically. Rather than go cold turkey, I chose to cut things out gradually.  My next addiction to get rid of is TRISUM POTATO CHIPS. I have a love/hate relationship with these; I love eating them and hate what they do to me.

Many years ago I had Gastric Bypass surgery, so I know what it is like to detox from food. (It truly felt like an addict coming off drugs.) I wouldn’t change my decision and would do it again if asked. I learned a lot about myself during everything I went through. I learned I could make it through those trying first two weeks of an all-liquid diet. I learned I actually like vegetables – and not just corn, green beans and carrots, but squash, zucchini, broccoli, sweet potato and much more. My health issues, like diabetes, are gone.

The BEST part of this surgery was being able to have my children. They are greatest part of my life. By having them I learned what my true purpose of life is. I am meant to be their mom. I am meant to teach them about the world, give them love, and guide them to grow into self-sufficient adults who have respect for themselves and others. I am meant to protect them and encourage them. To do all of this, I need to be healthy and take of myself so that I can give them my all.

So thank you, Jenna, for this Mommy’s Get Fit page. If you are interested in joining this community, let me know.

Take care until next time,

Val.

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