Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Work it Wednesday 6/10

Hiya! I am linking up with Queen of the First Grade Jungle's Work It Wednesday. The past 5 years I have really struggled with my weight so this is a great way to keep me motivated this summer.

This is a non-teaching related post but I feel so many teachers struggle with weight so I think it's worthy of putting on here!



I was blessed as a child and teen to not have to worry about my weight! I wasn't super skinny but I didn't have to worry either. When I went to college I was SO scared of the Freshman 15 that I worked out all the time and tried to walk everywhere. It was a bit obsessive!

The two years after college while I was subbing and waiting tables at an Italian restaurant I could eat whatever I wanted and as long as I worked out I was fine!

Most of my teens and 20s I was a size 4-6. Even after I had my first child I lost most of the weight!

After my second child I did ok losing the weight as well, but I had postpartum depression, which never really went away. Then I hit 30 and was moved grade levels and had a 3rd child! And well I gained 30 pounds in 3 months and no one could explain why.

I had my thyroid tested and a bunch of other tests - nothing it was like my metabolism just quit! I tried everything working out, different shakes, all of it it didn't work.

A little over 2 years ago I went off my depression medicine.
A little over a year ago I quit my job of 10 years (at the school that moved me).
I believe these two HUGE life changes have helped to improve my health that no scale can ever measure!

I got a Garmin Vivofit for my birthday last November which I really like! It motivates me to get up and move! My user name is TessaMS if you want to be "friends! I love "friends" I am super competitive, so I like having people who are working towards the same goals to motivate me!


This past January I got serious about my health. I work out 3-5 times a week and I cut WAY back on carbs and sugar. I researched shakes out there and found one that fit what I wanted and I have been using them off and on to help. I am happy to say I have lost almost 15 pounds and kept it off!


If you want to know more about the shakes leave me a message or email me and I will fill you in!


My workout of choice is Zumba!



My favorite healthy snacks are almonds, string cheese and Fiber One bars!

However May was a rough month and I backslid a bit, so I am back at it - motivated by the pool, my kids, and vacations this summer to loose even more.

I am so excited about this link up!


4 comments:

  1. Way to get back on track! I'd love to know which shakes you use!

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    1. It is Isagenix - I will be 100% honest with you I have tasted better chocolate and vanilla but the strawberry is really good. BUT they are ALL natural!!!!! They also have a product similar to Gatorade or Advocare's spark but it too is all natural. They have bars, and a product that is like an energy shot but HEALTHY! They also have Cleanse products. As I said above I was horrible in May and only gained 2 pounds back and I have already lost that and more back on in June! If you want more info - really not trying to sell it but it's amazing so I will share if you are interested! Email me! shastess@yahoo.com or the website is: http://tessams.isagenix.com/

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  2. Yeah for you! I'd also like to know which shakes you used.

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    1. It is Isagenix - I will be 100% honest with you I have tasted better chocolate and vanilla but the strawberry is really good. BUT they are ALL natural!!!!! They also have a product similar to Gatorade or Advocare's spark but it too is all natural. They have bars, and a product that is like an energy shot but HEALTHY! They also have Cleanse products. As I said above I was horrible in May and only gained 2 pounds back and I have already lost that and more back on in June! If you want more info - really not trying to sell it but it's amazing so I will share if you are interested! Email me! shastess@yahoo.com or the website is: http://tessams.isagenix.com/

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