Hi, welcome to The Fit Housewife!
A little more about me…
My name is Jen, and I’m a happily married, work-at-home mom with 3 young boys.
But I wasn’t always this way. After having my 2nd child, I was depressed and severely overweight. Just walking up a flight of stairs exhausted me! I was tired of struggling with my weight and feeling tired all the time, and I was ready for a change. However, I got pregnant with our third child, and I didn’t have any energy, time or money to join a gym. After giving birth to my third son, I knew I needed a change, but the last thing I wanted to do was drag 3 kids under 2-1 /2 to a busy gym. This is when a friend introduced me to at-home workouts.
For the first time, I started feeling better about myself. Not only did exercise challenge me in ways I’ve never been challenged, but it didn’t require more than 40 minutes of my time. I started to change my body and my mind. Adding strength to my daily routine has completely changed me!
I can happily say that after my initial 90 pounds weight loss, it feels good to gain back 20 pounds. I got my period back after 10 years! I no longer have a list of foods that are off limits. While I still eat lower cab, higher fat, it’s because I CHOOSE to, not because someone has told me that it’s a better way to eat. I choose to eat the foods that make me feel good, whether that’s some roasted veggies or a piece of decadent chocolate cake.
I’ve learned so much over the past few years which is why I wanted to start this blog, The Fit Housewife. I want to share my success story with you. I want to share how I exercise and eat right to balance my hormones and stop falling into the diet trap.
And lastly, I want to share how we’ve changed our lifestyle to a more wholesome lifestyle by using essential oils. I figured, if I’m going to change the way I eat and exercise, I should also change our home into a toxin free home!
And of course, I still like to bake some “healthier” treats because we all deserve a treat once in a while…
Fitness, intuitive eating, and wellness has become a huge part of my life and has changed my life completely.
I would love nothing more than to help you along the path to your freedom. It IS there…just waiting for you to grab it.
I am blessed to be able to work for myself, be a stay at home mom/wife and do what I truly love and to work with some pretty amazing people.
So come take a look around. I’m sure you will find some delicious recipes, healthy treats, and some nutrition and fitness tips to help you along your healthy living journey!