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Mirror, Mirror: A Reflection

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Reflection in the Mirror

I went to bed just yesterday and I was a 21 year old sailing the world on a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter heading to different exotic locations but today I woke up a 28year old mother of one working in a tiny cubicle for the government with impending furloughs looming over my head.  I run to the mirror thinking no way 7 years has passed me by and when I look at the person glaring back at me I’m startled because I don’t know her but she is me and I am her and the reflection in the mirror doesn’t lie.

Since going to bed last night I have lost 7 years, gained 30lbs, had a child, bought a house, been married and divorced, graduated college and took a job sitting on my now bigger backside.  I am tired and overweight and it shows on my face and ever growing stretch marks.  Life surely wasn’t suppose to turn out this way.  I was suppose to a cool, hip, sexy soccer mom.  Things have to change I am awake and aware now I know 7 years are behind me but so many more are in front of me.  This day, this week, this month, this year I am going to take my life back.  21 year old me will bow down to 28 year old me because baby momma is motivated.

I want to welcome you all to my journey into health and fitness.  I don’t want to just be skinny I want to be physically fit, strong and healthy.  I have a lot of days to come and struggles ahead of me but I know that it can be done and that with faith I can succeed.

Workout Track of the Day:  Man In The Mirror

Stats:  Age-28  Height- 5’4″  Weight- 156lbs

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7 Comments on Mirror, Mirror: A Reflection

  1. mistyrg
    March 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM (2 years ago)

    I found your blog from watching your youtube video on wraps! I can totally relate!! Good luck on your journey . . .
    I recently started ViSalus shakes and couldn’t be happier. I am amazed at how full they make me feel and how easy they are to take! Once I finish my 90 day challenge, I am going to try out your wrap recipe!!!!

    • Danielle S.
      March 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much for stopping by. And good lunch on your journey as well. I looked at those ViSalus shakes but I needed something that was cheap and so I started really just watching what I am eating and logging my calories and I have seen a real improvement not to mention I work out every single day. I sneak a workout in where I can in between all of lives other events. But I will check out the ViSalus!

  2. Kate
    June 7, 2013 at 8:08 PM (2 years ago)

    Maybe reading about your motivation will motivate me!!

    • Danielle S.
      June 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM (2 years ago)

      I hope that I can motivate you. I love helping people get healthier.

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