At the beginning of 2018, I had been at my heaviest since having my second child. I wanted to feel good about myself and get healthy for my kids. I first started by making tiny changes in my diet (like substituting regular cream and sugar in my coffee for skim milk and Splenda).
After the first two months of changing what I was eating, I joined a small local gym that does HIIT (high-intensity interval training). I never thought I’d love working out so much, but I felt so strong and really started to see my body change. It was a total lifestyle change. It wasn’t easy, but in total, I lost 45 pounds in 2018.