I recently interviewed for a job! I hadn’t interviewed in 14 years. It was a weird experience, searching my computer’s archives for my out-of-date resume. Looking back on it, though, I was reminded of the cool things I did “back in the day.” Granted, I have been so blessed to be a SAHM, but I guess I had forgotten some of my other skills, namely in the field of communications. Needless to say, I got the job! I am now a (very-part-time) receptionist for Weight Watchers, which means I will be working the front desk at meetings.
I have returned to Weight Watchers after every pregnancy, and the program really is a good fit for me. It’s versatile, and it has helped me re-learn how and what to eat.
After the birth of my youngest (and sixth) child, I realized I had reached a new phase in womanhood. The weight was a little slower to come off this time. But slow and steady does win the race. I revised my goal weight to consider my age and my multiple pregnancies, and I reached it this past fall.
This time around, I added more exercise into my overall health and wellness plan. Last spring, I joined a running club called Moms on the Run. I mainly joined, because I was having a hard time fitting in exercise on my own, and what I really needed most was accountability. Not only was running going to be a permanent appointment on my calendar three times per week for weeks on end, if I was a no-show, I had a coach to ask me where I was.
|Photo courtesy of Becky Nye|
As someone who usually came in dead-last when we had to run the mile in junior high, the thought of choosing a running club seemed a little crazy. But my husband encouraged me, and so did a few close friends. Plus, I really liked that this group was specifically for moms at all running levels and abilities.
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