A couple of years before I got pregnant with Ruby I weighed almost 200 lbs. I had never been that heavy before and my body started complaining about it.I would easily get out of breath during any kind of exercise. I started having heart palpitations where my heart would feel like it was fluttering and I was having pains in my chest sometimes.
I have all these kids depending on me to take care of them so I figured I better start exercising and eating right.When I first started out I was using the, "Walk Away the Pounds ,"dvd's by Leslie Sansone and then I talked my husband into purchasing me a stationary bike,I also started jogging once my weight started coming off..I was exercising,losing some weight and feeling better. I found a book called, "Eat to Live," by Dr.Joel Fuhrman and started following the suggestions in the book.My weight loss really picked up then and I ended up losing 40 lbs in 3 months.
After having Ruby I still have 15 lbs to lose to get back down to the weight I started out with before my pregnancy with her.I'm sharing all of this hoping it will motivate me to start eating healthier again and stay with my exercise program.I started working out last week using the Bowflex with my husband and teen sons and I plan to ride my stationary bike everyday.Today I made some delicious 15 Bean Soup to put on my romaine salads.Hopefully I'll have some before and after pictures to share after a few weeks.
Here's a link to Dr.Fuhrman's website: http://www.drfuhrman.com/weightloss/about.aspx