I am a newbie as far as the blogosphere goes so I got really excited when @chaotic_barb invited me to be a part of the WeFitFamilies Mother's Day Bash & Giveaway as a way to share my fitness story and to help support other members at www.wefitfamilies plus you can enter to win some terrific prizes!
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About six months ago, I injured my back in a freak accident - I was running after my dog, Mimi who had snuck between my legs in a mad dash to the street - and I bent to grab her in just the exact wrong way one could do so and SNAP! CRACKLE! POP! I couldn't get up, I was locked in a downright position. My friend who was there got me to bed with some painkillers and ice and I knew something was very, very wrong.
The next day, I saw the Orthopedist, and the news was grim. The L-4 L-5 vertabrae were impacted and I had torn some muscles. All I could do was go home and go to bed as I could barely move for almost three weeks. Now, for someone who has prided herself on being in good shape and very active, this was a shock to my system and the pounds began creeping up as my activity level had come to a halt.
After a month, I was able to start physical therapy but the pain was so severe after each session, the next day or two I would be forced back to my bed with ice packs and painkillers. So despite the resumption of activity, the pounds still seemed creep their way up.
Now to be honest, I really didn't notice my weight gain at first since I wore sweats and other loose comfy clothing which would never tell the truth of what was really happening to my body. I think I also deluded myself as to how much I was really eating, but even if I ate "nothing" the bottom line is no activity means certain weight gain. Plus, I would never go on a scale I would go by my clothes....and since I was wearing loose, comfy ensembles...well you know the rest!
Then, as my "luck" would have it, I had another setback in January and injured my knee, again, in a freak accident and that set me back on my physical therapy which had know started to take hold and I had been feeling stronger. So it was back to square negative one as now my knee was badly sprained and my back injury was re-ignited. Fun times.
So a couple of months later, when I went to the doctor and had to hit the scales - the number revealed made my skin crawl, but I already knew the "truth" as I couldn't even fit into my "fat" jeans.
Enter WeFitFamilies.com a wonderful place to find support from other members, check out the tasty recipes, fitness ideas, etc. So now that I am back on the road to recovery, I am doing better at my physical therapy sessions but I still can do many activities I could before. Walking has been my "exercise" of choice and with three of my own pups and seven foster babies from www.muttmatchla.com I have no shortage of company. As we all know, the hardest part of sticking to an activity is having a reliable partner and believe me, having a variety of pups to join me in my walks always keeps my sojourn fun and interesting. What's more, they can't make excuses why they can't join you and, as much as you get from the exercise, it is also great exercise from them as well. So with my beloved pups and the support of WeFitFamilies I know I will be back in my skinny jeans in no time!
More About the Mother's Day Blog Bash
- A Super Set of Spices
- DietFoodsRX Book
- Measuring Spoon Set
- $200 Gift Certificate to the winner's local grocery store so they can put the Super Spice tips to use!
THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS FOR YOU TO ENTER TO WIN THIS FABULOUS PRIZE PAK:
- You must be a Twitter Member to Win
- Follow My Blog (http://lifeafterkids.wordpress.com)
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- Add this Giveaway to a Mr. Linky, Blog Carnival, Sweepstakes site, forum etc.
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- Grab My Button (below) and place on your blog (leave a comment with blog address)
- Follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/dvinmsm) (leave a comment with your Twitter name)
- ReTweet this contest on Twitter ( @DvinMsM is giving away a DaysAgo Digital Counter PrizePak http//tinyurl.com/cknsdb #fitfam )(Once per day)
to maximize chances of winning.
**One winner will be selected randomly using Random.org.
This contest starts 4/19 and will end on 4/30 at 11:59pm EST
Plus there are many more giveaways that are part of WeFitFamilies Mothers Day Bash?
Go check out these other blogger's websites & see what else you can win!
- This Side of Eternity Giving away McCormick Spices
The Organic Sister Giving away $25 PhotoFiddle.com GC
Coupon Princess Giving away Baby Dipper Bowl and Spoon set
The Coupon Cupboard Giving away McCormick Spices
Copper Brick Road Giving away McCormick Spices
Grocery Price Blog Giving away Splenda Gift Basket
A Few Fries Short Giving away Squirrel ADD T-shirt
Snagged Mag Giving away Crayon Rocks In A Box
A Simple Kinda Life Giving away Guardian Angel Bracelet ID
The Daily Planet Giving away $25 PhotoFiddle.com GC
Saving Everyday Giving away 12 PakNaks (Winner Choice)
Couponing 101 Giving away Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids – multi product set
Surviving the Stores Giving away Bright Bubs DVD
The Divine Miss Mommy Giving away McCormick Spices
Is It Monday Already Giving away $25 PhotoFiddle.com GC
It's Me Betty Giving away McCormick Spices
Peanut Butter and Pickles Reviews Giving Baby Banz Sunglasses & Hat
Voices in My Mind Giving away Grandma Rocks T-shirt
The New Frugal Mom Giving away Preggie Pops & Preggie Pop Drops
Money Saving Methods Giving away "Mommy Needs A Time Out" tee
Dawn's Blog Giving away $25 Piggy Paint Gift Certificate
Five Monkies Review Giving away Between You and Me Journals
Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1 Giving away Mothers Promise Beaded Lanyard
Clippergirl's Saving Spot Giving away Mamacita Tee