I was never athletic growing up so in high school I started working out. Do you remember buns of steel (hahaha)? I did it all. Exercise has been a passion since then. Over the years I became interested in women's body building and would like to one day enter a competition. I tend to focus on low-repetition, heavy weight exercises in the gym and so it is actually very challenging for me to do lower weight, higher repetitions/longer duration holds in Joni's awesome Wednesday class.
I used to be an AVID Stroller Strides mommy with Xavier around 2007-2008ish and I loved how SS pushed me beyond my comfort level (and still does). I gained 50 pounds (yikes!) with my first pregnancy and could not believe I gained that much weight and I was determined to take it off. Going to the gym alone wasn't working so when I joined Stroller Strides at that time I actually shed off all the weight and then some.
Being pregnant for the second time I continued to work out at the YMCA and tried to keep my weight gain to a minimal. But lo and behold I again gained 50 pounds. I am so glad I rejoined Stroller Strides. In just a few weeks, I already feel my body transitioning and my energy level increasing I have never done so much SQUATS in my life as I have done in these past few weeks...I can't believe I can still walk:) Everyone has been so motivating and I appreciate that cheering on one another is encouraged so much. I hope to one day keep up with everyone, lol.