Working Mom Finds Serenity (and Her Waistline) in Regular Workouts
By Guest Author Deena Nenad
I am like a kid in a candy closet. This one fits me again! Oh wow, I can fit into this too! I have lost 22 pounds, and I am trying on clothes that haven't fit me in years. Not only did this mom of three find her stomach, I found my sanity.
Just 10 weeks prior, I was a mess. As a real estate agent, my sporadic schedule and eating on-the-fly soon caught up with me. In real estate, as in mothering, there are no days off. It was easy to put myself last. Craving alone time, I took to the couch late at night with my two buddies — Netflix and junk food.
Pretty soon, I was on heart medication, had borderline type 2 diabetes and was unusually sluggish. I needed bigger clothes. I made excuses why I couldn't exercise.
One night I realized I needed the one thing I demanded of my children and in my business: discipline.
I scheduled four workouts per week on my calendar. And just like client appointments and trips to the orthodontist, I could not break them. I planned healthy meals and cut my portions in half.
Today, I haven't been to the doctor in months and am off all medications. I even changed jobs, into new home sales, so I would have a more disciplined schedule.
My new attitude has filtered into all facets of my life and a stronger, more serene woman has emerged.
The results all came with the help of the Bowflex Max Trainer. Using the machine, I saw my weight whittle down, and it's the most amazing thing. I saw more core muscles get really strong. People started commenting on my arms all of the time. While I definitely slimmed down, it really improved my body overall. It was doing the intervals that really made the difference. Beforehand, I was participating in interval training program online, but it didn't do it for me the way MAX did. The way that MAX positions your body is what makes the difference. I felt like the calories were burning all day long.