by Kelsey Daniels
*Editor’s Note: I have had the pleasure of being close friends with Kelsey and her family over the past few years as our two families have grown! I hope that her story inspires you, Leaky. She has been instrumental in encouraging me to jumpstart taking care of myself with #TLBMoves. If you’d like to continue being inspired by Kelsey and her journey to health, check out her Instagram feed @kelseyjdaniels and Join our Private Group on Facebook!
When I became a mom, it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. But to be honest, I kind of lost myself.
I devoted 100% of my time into taking care of my three little boys.
I completely forgot to take care of myself.
I used my kids as an excuse for not taking care of my body.I was too busy, too tired, and felt too far gone to do anything about it.
I was surviving motherhood, and not enjoying it at all.
Finally, I decided it was no longer okay for me to use my kids as an excuse to be 50+ lbs. overweight and eat nothing but junk. It was time for change. I started eating well, working out daily, and had a killer group of friends to hold me accountable to my goals.
I quickly fell in love with taking care of my body, and my kids quickly took notice! I now feel good about what I’m putting in my body, and I don’t feel guilty when I nurse my little Samson, because I know he’s getting the very best things from me. It’s been just over three months and I’ve lost 25lbs and over 23 inches.
It’s so wonderful to know I’m making my way towards a healthier me, but the best part?
I’ve found myself again.
And my family is benefitting from me being well cared for!
I’ve found time in my day just for ME, and it’s amazing how thats affected being a mom, wife, and friend.
They are my reason why, not my excuse!
I did it.
I’m still doing it.
YOU CAN DO THIS.
Together we can change!
From This Leaky To You,
Kelsey, her husband, and their 3 amazing boys live and work at a youth camp in McCall, Idaho. Kelsey is also a stay-at-home mum and is a coach for Beachbody Fitness! Some of her family’s favorite activities include watersliding, hiking, watching Avatar The Last Airbender, inspiring youth to live enriched lives, and playing pirates with their boys! To follow Kelsey and be inspired by her journey to better health, follow her Instagram @Kelseyjdaniels