Girl in Motion
Let’s be realistic, we all lead very busy lives and it is challenging at times to take care of yourself by eating healthy and caring for your body. My life is no different, my name is Becky McElroy and I’m a girl in motion. My days are spent working behind my computer, designing marketing materials for our clients at 724 Factory (of which I’m a owner of). As well as raising 3 amazing girls who keep me running in multiple directions with their activities and schedules. Add to that busy schedule, my husband and I recently purchased another business that he is running, but my weekends and off-hours are spent helping him with our comic book store and all of it’s new adventures.
I have always been an active person and enjoy being physically active and am not a picky eater, so eating fruits and vegetables isn’t an issue for me. I like to workout and like to eat healthy foods – it’s the time and planning to do these that I find as my biggest challenge. I spent my youth and early 20s making sure I spent time in the gym, biking or running in my spare time. Enter the 30s and 40s… bringing my 3 girls into this world – I did my best to continue to try to find time to eat right and exercise, but age and having “little people” to care for, I have found I put everyone else’s needs first before taking care of myself. I’m sure many mothers can relate. So, this is my journey to find the balance in caring for my family, running 2 businesses and taking the time for me and my health. As we age, many of us including myself start to gain those extra pounds. During my 3rd pregnancy I lost the ability to wear my wedding ring, since that time (she’s now 2 years old – eek) I haven’t been able to get my ring back on my finger. My goal with making healthy living a priority for myself as well as brining my family on this adventure is to be able to wear my wedding ring again (without going to the jewelry store to resize it -I’m stubborn that way).
I find one of my biggest challenges is planning and organizing a schedule to be active as well as planning healthy menu options for my family as we run here and there and everywhere. As I begin this journey to start healthy everyday I would love your support and encouragement and hope that maybe I can inspire someone else as well. I’m definitely bringing my children and husband along on this journey so I can be an example for our children so they establish healthy habits and continue those habits as they grow into adulthood.
POST TITLE: Girl in Motion
POSTED: 7th August 2015