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Sometimes the hardest part of making a big change is getting motivated. I ate five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, cut out fried foods, and switched from eating refined carbohydrates like white bread to complex carbs like whole-wheat bread. I went walking for three miles around my office building with friends on my lunch break and enjoyed it, so I kept at it. My legs got stronger and over time, I could keep up with the group. All of my blood work is now normal, and I have more energy for my year-old daughter.
The personality that I had inside has finally come out. I used to feel invisible, but now, when I put on my suit and heels, I think, I can command this room. Focus on eating a healthy breakfast first. Instead of having a bagel or sugary cereal, I switched to oatmeal with lowfat milk and cinnamon and bananas, or two eggs and two egg whites with veggies. Gradually, I started feeling better and made other changes, like replacing two to three cans of soda a day with water.
Walking felt like the easiest change to make, so I started going out near my home for just 10 minutes a day on a local trail along a river. Being in nature was key. Gradually, I increased from 10 minutes to 2 hours a day and added hilly hikes on the weekends. While I strolled, I listened to podcasts and soaked up the scenery. I remember trying to hike when I was heavy—my knees hurt and I could barely breathe.
What was I thinking? I feel so much more confident and capable now. Tone down your portion sizes. I replaced carbohydrates with lean protein and vegetables, and created healthier recipes. Then one day I was sitting on the couch watching my 2-year-old daughter play. I realized that if I continued down that path, she would follow in my footsteps.
Right then and there I decided to create a healthy new family legacy. Then I got pregnant with my son. Turned out, my blood pressure was over , which is dangerously high.
I knew I should start exercising, too, but I needed something that was realistic. The difference between French fries and apple slices is biggerNow trim and fit, Kimmarie has maintained her healthy weight and muscular body for over a year. But exercise — particularly martial arts — helped her finally slim down. After having her second child, Faith weighed lbs. Search form Search Shape Magazine. Snacks are usually protein shakes.