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Growing up I was always the skinny kid. I was in a lot of sports and was very active in the “arts” department at school. I ate what I wanted, whenever I wanted and it didn’t matter, I was still skinny. But then I graduated, moved away to attend University and became less active but still ate whatever I wanted. At first this didn’t matter, I still remained not fat. But after 4 year I could see I wasn’t the “skinny” Erica any more.
I eventually got married(2000) and gained even more weight. At one paint in my life I was up to 300lbs. I was depress, felt ugly and was embarrassed by my own body. I didn’t want to fix it. I thought it would be too hard and take up too much of my time to loose all the weight.
My husband and I wanted to have kids but I just couldn’t seem to get pregnant. Most doctors told me it was because of my weight and if I wanted to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy I need to loose a lot of weight. It made me mad at first, I saw a lot of “fat” people have babies, so why couldn’t I?
In 2004 I decided to join a gym and eat healthier. In a year I lost 100lbs and within 2 months of that I got pregnant. Lee was born in 2006, I had gained only 25lbs and lost most of that within 3 months. I then got pregnant with Moo in 2008. She was a more complicated pregnancy and I was on bedrest for 6 months. After she was born I didn’t loose any weight and gain a lot.
By Dec 2010 I was 242lbs. I was tired all the time, I didn’t want to play with my kids and my kids where eating like I was. That is when I decided things needed to change. I was un-healthy and I didn’t want my kids to be the same way. Plus I wanted to play with them more. I had the opportunity to be part of the Nutrisystem Blogger program. I remained on this program for 4 months and lost 37.6lbs. I was already feeling so much better but I needed to loose more.
In May 2011 I got the chance to try out RevAbs from BeachBody for 3 months. It was a tough workout but I enjoyed it a lot. With This program I lost over 20 inches all over and 22.1lbs.
I never thought I’d be able to loose weight, let alone get into shape. I’m a person that always says “if it isn’t easy, why bother?” But I’m glad I bothered. Since blogging about all my weigh-loss and fitness, I have started to review more health and Fitness products and I love introducing my readers to them. My hope is to inspire others to get healthy and fit. I hope by sharing my life, my struggles and successes that others will be encourage to try for themselves. I have had many people come up to me and say, “because of your blog and you sharing your weight-loss journey with us I have changed my life to become healthier.” Those people are what keep me going. I know that loosing weight for myself is very important but to have the encouragement of knowing I helped someone else keeps that fire burning inside me.

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