Meet BuffMother! Dayle from ID!
I wanted to see where I could take my body and mind with a more committed mindset. I wanted to lower my BF% and lose 10 lbs. I also wanted to show ladies that they CAN fit fitness into their busy schedules (and even at home) whether they are a stay-at-home mom, single mom, working mom…whatever. I reached all but 1 of these goals (I only lost 7.5 lbs.) I proved to myself that when I set my mind to something that I CAN DO IT no matter what life stresses come my way.
This challenge underlined the fact that achieving a healthy body is not all about vanity; it can benefit you in more ways than one can ever imagine. This challenge showed me just how powerful my mind is. I was determined to be both mentally and physically strong during my time spent in Oklahoma. When my dad was still alive but was quickly deteriorating, I told myself that I HAD to continue to workout and take care of myself so I could physically help my mom with housework and physically help my dad if he fell or needed help walking or if he needed to be moved in his bed. When I went back for the second time I told myself that I HAD to continue to workout to keep me mentally strong and to channel my feelings into my workouts in order to keep me sane and keep me strong for my family.
My girls saw me continue to work out no matter what was going on. They were able to see me fit my healthy habits into my daily grind just as I would any other daily task. Now after they wake up and get dressed, part of their before school tasks is to do 5 minutes of exercise!