How did my workouts and diet change my family life?
I started my fitness journey a little later in life and started a family a lot earlier, so my life is a bit different than the lives of some women. I live with my husband of 23 years and our adult son, so my time is more flexible than some wive’s and mother’s. My schedule allows me to leave before work to train with Rob, and go for round two at the gym right after work. This has actually encouraged my husband and son to increase the number of their workouts during the week. My husband and I work out at least twice a week together at the gym. We kill some cardio and workout in the free weights section too! The greatest thing has been that I am able to show him new workouts that he has never tried, like the TRX! I also really love it when my son asks for fitness or nutrition tips too!
My guys are pretty easy going when it comes to meals. My husband and son have very similar tastes in food, which are basically the complete opposite of mine. I recently adapted to a mostly plant based diet. I may be making tacos with soy crumbles and whole wheat tortillas while they are eating beef and regular flour tortillas, but we still cook and eat together as a family. They are both very supportive of my fitness and nutrition goals and even help me find “vegan” options while we are at the store.
Since I started this fitness journey a year ago, my entire family has become more conscience of our health and nutrition choices. We have all lost weight and increased our physical activity. It’s wonderful to see how what started as a personal step has actually benefited my entire family. We are all together on this journey and we are ALL IN! BAM!!!