it’s my first time

Hello world, yes, this is my first official blog here on my Fat Mom to Fit Mom blog! I’m excited about where this will go and who I might be able to help, and where I personally will go!

I set up this blog because I want to make a difference in this world…. well, really I want to help people. I feel like God has given me a heart and passion to help people in the areas they feel the weakest. The area this blog with focus on is an area that is near and dear to me. I was sooo lost and alone for a long time, but all that I have gone through and learned has made a world of a difference!

The area in which I speak of is fitness, some call it weight loss, fat loss, looking good in a bikini, whatever- I call it my journey to fitness. It’s so much more then just losing some weight, or looking good in those jeans or losing the baby weight. I strongly feel that it is about being the person God designed me to be.

Let me give you some abbreviated background:

I grew up in a loving Christian home with a mom who struggled with her weight my whole life. I was taught to never waste and to eat everything I was served on my plate. I was not very active because I was busy helping my mom.  So needless to say, I was a chubby baby. I then became a chubby kid, a chubby teen and a chubby adult.

Then- first came love, then came marriage, then came the baby in the baby carriage…. and 30lbs- and that’s just from the baby, that’s not including all those happiness lbs from dating, marriage, etc.

So there I was March 2008, I came home with baby and looked at the scale, I weighed 201lbs with a 42″ waist…. 201lbs don’t look cute on most anyone, but on a 5’1″ latina- it ain’t pretty!

That’s when my journey to fitness began. I didn’t want to be that person I saw in the mirror, I didn’t want to hate myself like I truly did at that point. And what I never want is for my new baby girl to EVER have to go through this ever in her lifetime. It’s painful, the scars we inflict on ourselves or that others do run deep, and at this point I don’t know if they ever heal entirely, but I am proud to say that I am not her anymore. I am a completely changed woman. I have learned and found out so much and I want to tell everyone I know. That’s why this blog has started.

Something I have learned during my journey to fitness is that it’s not just for the fat girl, it’s not just for the new mom to lose her baby belly, or anything like that EVERYONE should be working toward fitness. We, as a society, have grown comfortable with just looking good- what about feeling good? headaches, body aches, sickness, allergies, no energy, tiredness, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, and so much more has so much to do with how you treat your body and what you put into it. My journey to fitness is soo much more then about losing a certian # of lbs or “dieting”!

I hope you continue to check this blog out, here is where I want to help change your life with the experiences and knowledge God has blessed me with on my journey. But why listen to me? who am I? I don’t have a degree in nutrition or in excercise. I’m just an Orange County girl trying to make a difference and am working my butt off to try to help you too!

I have just recieved an e-mail that stated that I have passed my Turbo Kick certification through Powder Blue Productions and I have my Primary Group Fitness Instructor’s certification through AFAA. I hope to soon start working as a group fitness instructor in the South OC area- most likely in women’s gyms. I’m gonna work hard to get as much credibility I can so I can be a somebody worth listening too.

okay, that’s it for now- read more about my story and me at www.TeamBeachBody.com/rruppe this is my site where people can go order supplements and at home workout DVD programs through BeachBody- I’ll blog about this soon, but this is one way that I hope to be able to stay at home and make a few $ and be with my baby Bella.

God Bless you and your fitness goals!

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April 10, 2009. Uncategorized.

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