Thu, Feb 11, 2010
Please to enjoy BK.
She’s a Jazzercise Instructor in MD-area, mother of two and an avid runner.
Wish you instructor was as fun as me…Don’t cha wish you had sexy guns nice arms like me.. Don’t cha wish you had a great a$$ buns like me.. Don’t cha..
When MizFit invited me to do a guest post I was beyond happy I mean she is my online fitness mentor.
I may not comment often but I’m always reading and back when I had my other blog weightdownmoneyup (I deleted it) she would encourage me often.
She would answer questions I had about personal training *yes I aspire to be one* no scratch that.
I will be a certified trainer by the end of summer 2010 but I digress.
This is like getting your name called on Price is Right *bob barker days* BK come on down!!!!!
I’ve been petite majority of my life.
I stand 5’ 4” and currently weigh in at 175lbs..
So technically that’s no longer petite—that’s overweight for a person of my stature.
Even after 2 children I managed to maintain my weight in the 135-145 range and wore a size 6-8.. GO ME.. so what happened?? I stopped loving me for who I was.
I was in a bad relationship and I LOST myself.
I remember the day my life changed like it was yesterday. I went in for my annual physical right after my 29th birthday and during the visit after a while I couldn’t hear anything my doctor had said to me.
At that time I topped the scales at 212lbs and squeezed into a size 16 because an 18 was just too much for me to bear.
BK a size 18?! yessir my poor knees, my poor back.
I awoke 2 days later in a hospital bed with tubes in parts of my body I didn’t know existed. As I blinked I saw my mother and 2 children huddled together in a corner of the room. I couldn’t speak and then I made eye contact with my mom. She came over held my hand and prayed, pinched me and said don’t you ever scare us like that again.
I wasn’t even able to scream OUCH!!! but I saw the look in her eyes and in my children’s eyes and I didn’t EVER want to see those looks on their faces again.
Lil ole me had a heart attack at the prime ole age of 29.
I was an athlete most of my life so I never thought I would have any problems!
Heck, I snapped back to pre-baby body after 2 C-SECTIONS! That had to be worth something!
BUT it all changed when I stopped loving myself because I was so consumed in loving someone who didnt love me back.
I LOST the battle BUT God gave me another chance and since then I’ve made the MOST of it.
Once cleared I began walking on a regular basis through a trail near my home and then bought a few workout dvd’s (Taebo anyone?? Billy Blanks was a beast!!)
Then a friend introduced me to Jazzercise and after the first class I was HOOKED.
I loved it because that instructor was FUNNY and she made you laugh so hard you forgot all about the pain from doing all the leg lifts.
I soon became a part of the family at my local center and then a class manager.
I loved working out there because everyone was so supportive and I began to lose weight without even thinking about it.
I was determined to lose the weight and get off of the meds I was on for good—–and I did.
In 2005, I made the decision that I wanted to become a Jazzercise instructor, talked to the owner of my center & she told me I still needed to lose a few pounds.
( Thank you and you’re on!!!)
By April 2006 when I went train to become a certified Jazzercise Instructor I’d lost a total of 78lbs.
I passed my certification with flying colors as well.
I’ve had a few bumps and bruises along the way BUT it never stopped my drive nor my determination to be the BEST instructor I can be.
I hear snide comments all the time (whew for a big girl you really work it out or d*mn I didn’t think you would work me that hard I guess big girls got it too) I’ve learned to let those comments slide.
Skinny does not equate to FIT nor does it equate to HEALTHY.
I no longer allow other folks PERCEPTION to become MY REALITY.
FIT & HEALTHY come in ALL SIZES AND SHAPES.
Don’t get boxed in.
LOVE THE SKIN YOU ARE IN AND CONTINUE TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.
I know I am.