Megan steps into WellMom’s client spotlight this week! Since she started training at the end of last November, she’s increased her self-esteem, energy, and strength. Oh and I did mention she also shed 25 pounds?
Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishments, Megan! I look forward to seeing you continue to reach your goals in the months ahead!
Mom to Ellie (7) and Jake (4)
What motivated you to work with WellMom? What goals did you have?
I started working with WellMom because I wanted to get back to being the person I used to be. I wanted more energy and to be able to play with my kids without feeling winded or injuring myself. Some recent medical issues scared me and made me think about my long term health. I want to live a full and vibrant life but knew that I would need to feel more comfortable in my own skin in order to do this.
Two realizations marked a turning point and caused me to reach out to WellMom.
- I discovered just how bad my self image had gotten when my daughter asked if I knew how to swim. She had never seen me in the pool or ocean even though I actually love swimming.
- I realized that I avoid being photographed and that this might affect my kids someday. Would they wish they had more photos of me with them when they were young?
What are your accomplishments since working with WellMom?
Since working with WellMom, I have more energy, have lost weight and can run around with my kids more easily. My health has improved and I feel strong and proud of myself.
To what do you attribute those accomplishments?
I attribute my accomplishments to how hard I have worked and how committed I have been to training. Chris made me feel comfortable when I couldn’t do any of the exercises. She listens to me complain the entire workout but never gives up on me. She has been my non-judgmental cheerleader and has gotten me to a place where I look forward to exercise.
What goals do you have moving forward?
Moving forward, I would like to get even stronger and master some of the more difficult moves Chris has introduced. I would like to lose more weight and would also like to be able to do more push-ups.
What health and wellness advice do you have for other moms based on your personal journey?
I understand just how hard it can be to set aside time for oneself and commit to self-care. I can always think of something else I need to do instead of exercising. I have had to actively ignore that nagging voice and remind myself that this inner chatter is moving me away from my goals. Once I started to see and feel the benefits, the voice has quieted down a bit and I find that I don’t dread exercise as much.
I have tried to set realistic and tangible goals related to something other than the numbers on the scale. If I only focused on my weight, I would have stopped a long time ago. But seeing my strength increase from week to week has kept me going when the weight loss was uninspiring.