So, a brief (I’ll try, I promise) background. I had my first son in 2006, followed by a miscarriage, my second son in 2007, my third son in 2009, my second miscarriage in 2010, my third miscarriage in 2011, my forth son in 2011, and my forth miscarriage in 2013. Pretty easy math, that is eight pregnancies in seven years. My body has been through the wringer and back. In 2010 I became certified in kettlebells (RKC), but after those two miscarriages in 2010 and 2011 and then getting pregnant with my forth son I was taking a break from kettlebells. I had a hard time getting back into it after he was born and instead was doing body weight workouts, some P90, and running (I am NOT a runner!). I felt like I didn’t have time to exercise, but I knew that I am soooo much happier when I regularly workout. That was the challenge, really committing. After my last miscarriage (this past June), I decided enough was enough and I was going to make a change and MAKE the time to workout. I signed up for a Warrior Dash race and kept running. But it just didn’t seem like enough. It wasn’t doing it for me.
Late one night, at the end of July, I emailed our local kettlebell studio to see when I could start. I was up bright and early (5:30 am class!) the very next morning! So, I was doing kettlebells and some running. But that didn’t seem like enough. Still not doing it for me. I did a free 7 day trial at our local Anytime Fintess, and loved it. I have now started incorporating weight lifting! <—–This! This is what I love! THIS IS DOING IT FOR ME!!! I have since stopped running, besides some HIIT sprints or warm up jogging. I am trying my hardest to gain some muscle (my legs are my weakness, grow quads grow!!!). So here is my 1 1/2 month transformation pic from my instagram @mom4everboys. The top is the morning I started back at kettlebells (7/29/2013) and the bottom is 9/10/2013.Peace Out~ Nicholle