People who have known me for a long time might be laughing right now. Mostly probably my parents. :)
I have never loved exercising. Maybe because I always equate exercise with running? And I really don't like running. I ran (slowly) one season of outdoor track when I was in high school, and that was enough for a lifetime. Really, the only times that I have ever been consistent with physical activity were when I was part of a team: basketball for nine years, marching band for eight years, fraternity step team for three years, and three months of outdoor track.
Since graduating from college, my forays into exercise have been both sporadic and short lived. I have been blessed to have not struggled with my weight, so I never felt strongly compelled to break a sweat. And then I had a baby. Being pregnant and giving birth gave me a huge appreciation for my body and its capabilities. Childbirth hit me hard and I realized that, although I gained the right amount of weight during pregnancy, I wasn't as strong as I wanted to be.
|The best reason for me to be healthy is this little man!|
I want to be healthy and strong so I can keep up with my growing son and to be ready for future children. I believe I can be a great wife and mother, and in the last few months I have learned that this starts with taking care of myself. A tired, cranky Angie isn't good for anybody. My attitude is my choice and I need to set myself up for successfully making the best choices for my family by eating well, exercising, and being accountable for these actions.
Accountability is the key. Remember, I have only been consistently active when teammates were counting on me to show up. This need for accountability led me to step WAY outside my comfort zone when I signed up to be an Independent Beachbody Coach. I am still processing this decision and going through training activities to learn about what it means to coach others. I am not a doctor. I am not a nutritionist. I am a normal woman, wife, and mom, who wants to be my best self and to encourage others to do the same! The decision to take on the challenge of coaching goes along perfectly with the theme of this blog - my goal is to "Be A Good One" in everything I do. It is most important to me to be good, no GREAT, for my family.
Life is full of adventure and I want to be fit for it! Adventures are a lot more fun with friends to share the experience and I can't wait to see who I get to encourage along the way!
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