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This Mom Hated Exercise Her Entire Life… Until Now. Here’s What Happened.

By March 28, 2022 No Comments

Throughout her entire life, Katie hated exercising. 

Growing up, she struggled with emotional eating and saw her weight fluctuate dramatically. 

When she tried to be physically active, Katie would often get winded quickly and was later diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma in her late twenties.

Now the mother of a 3.5-year-old daughter reached a turning point and made a decision that immediately started to change her life.

You see, Katie had been receiving AMC emails for awhile… sitting quietly in the background lurking like a sly fox.

(I see you, mama!🥰)

“I’ve gained some weight during the pandemic, and I want to be stronger and move more easily to play with my daughter.

I had to lift her over a fence at the park the other day and my arms were barely able to do it. I’d like to have more confidence that I can do things like that.”

Katie hit that point, “I don’t want to feel like this, I need to do something different”.

Let’s go back a bit.

She remembers the damp, rainy day in the springtime when that familiar notice rang out from her inbox.

That message wasn’t another piece of useless mail, it happened to be an uplifting message from Active Moms’ Club— and on THIS day Katie was ready to read it.

It was HER TIME to take action. 

She was ready to embrace exercise.

She was ready to get stronger.

Most importantly, she wanted to model an active lifestyle to her daughter— something she didn’t have growing up.

Katie was able to say for the first time in her life that she actually enjoys exercise — and even looks forward to it!

How did she get there so quickly?

Turns out that joining AMC was just the nudge Katie needed to have a major breakthrough.

Katies-all-or-nothing

When Katie started with AMC, she learned to ditch that all-or-nothing mentality.

Every time you exercise, no matter how easy or hard, you’re taking a step in the right direction.

It all counts, and it all makes a difference.

“The revelation for me has been the 20-minute workouts.

Focusing on small doses of exercise completely changed Katie’s outlook.

Now I feel like I can do this. I can’t do every rep perfectly, but I realized it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Keep moving. This is enough. I can do that for 20 minutes and it’s having an effect on my body. 

I can feel myself getting stronger. I might huff and puff and parts of me jiggle, but that’s much less of a barrier for me now than it was for many years before.

Honestly, it’s the first time in my life that exercise actually makes me feel better.”

Katie’s attitude shift toward exercise has been inspiring to witness.

She trusted in herself. She knew she could do it and she took the leap that damp, rainy day by joining AMC’s 30-Day Fitness Challenge. (We’re kicking-off our annual spring fitness challenge in early May!) 

Katie has done something for herself and for her family— she has made exercise a HABIT.

Now she models to her young daughter that mom exercises and it feels good.

Intentional movement, even if just for 20 minutes a week is still better than zero minutes.

The changes Katie is experiencing also extend beyond the realm of physical fitness.

Exercise has a domino effect. I’ve had a very stressful couple of weeks at work, and I’m actually not miserable about it. When I used to hear people say exercise relieves stress, I would be like, ‘what are they talking about?’ But I feel like I’ve finally tapped into that.”

“I want to be a person who does intentional movement most days.

I’m raising a daughter, and I want her to see me all red and sweaty– that this is a normal part of life and it can actually be FUN.”

All it took for Katie was taking that first step and clicking on the link in AMC ‘s email. (Like this one here.

“The environment Coach Cassandra has created is just so encouraging and welcoming of all fitness levels.”

It all starts with taking that very first step.

Discover how to get stronger and gain more body confidence — just like Katie did.

To learn more, click here.

AMC’s wildly popular spring Fitness challenge kicks-off May 4, 2022.