January 3, 2013

New Year, New Me

A new series starting this year that will show the voice behind the blog. I've been contemplating for a while now shedding some light on the things that I am doing to set a positive and healthy example for my son. Now feels like the perfect time to do that, and I'm excited for you to join me on this journey. I hope that you find the posts motivational, and if you do I would love to hear about your journey's as well! Who knows; it might end turn into a linkup party!

A little background, just prior to getting pregnant in 2009, I weighed 205lbs.

September 2009, 205lbs (at 5'2")

After a few months of annovulatory cycles, we were blessed to be pregnant and our whole lives changed. In 2005, my Dad passed away from a massive heart attack. He had had bypass surgery in 1995, and never quit smoking {not an issue for me} and loved to eat. Knowing that I was half his age in 2009 when I got pregnant was enough of a kick in the behind to get healthy and try to stay healthy.

At the end of my pregnancy, I weighed in at 191lbs - yes, I lost weight. Thank you, all-day-sickness, that lasted a good 5 months. Yuck! Not a healthy way to lose weight to say the least, so I started working with a personal trainer in September 2010, and at the end of my sessions, I weighed 152lbs.

Right now, I am sitting at 165lbs and am....fleshy. So, what does this healthy journey look like for me? Well, on Boxing Day I started the Insanity workout - quite possibly the most difficult thing I've ever undertaken, but also the most rewarding. My husband started doing it, and I thought...oh what the heck?! For me, it's all about the challenge and to see if I can actually get through it.

Week 1 of Insanity
 Every week, I'll post a recap of Insanity, and chat with you about how I'm putting out positive energy and a great example for my son to follow. Nutrition wise, I'm so thankful to have teamed up with a BeachBody Coach, Dara Distel, and will be bringing facts, information, and the best, and most well rounded, nutritional supplement on the market, Shakeology!

NYNM is about a healthy mom, and you all know how busy I am, so we'll be keeping it real and talking about the challenges that stand in our way as women in obtaining our healthiest selves!

Have a question or comment? Let me know in the comments below or email me at shannon@sweetstelas.com

*Disclaimer: NYNM is being sponsored by BeachBody Coach Dara Distel. I am provided the Shakeology product for the purposes of getting healthy, and blogging about the brand and product.

Beachbody Coach, Dara Distel (before and after!)



Rebecca Nash said...

Amazing Shan! You have started on this journey with such an awesome goal and motivation.

I can't wait to follow how your journey progresses as I am starting my own journey to a healthier, happier, fitter me too!

Andrea said...

Way to go mama!!! I know you will do great!

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

Way to go, Shan! You're such an inspiration and are keeping me motivated to do my 30 Day Shred!

Shan said...

I'd LOVE to hear about everyone's journeys, so make sure you stop back every week and post a link to your blog posts about what you're doing to inspire positive change in yourself, and in others!

Molly said...

I'm so excited to follow you on this journey. You make me want to work out! I really need to get started.

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