Last week, we got to know Joanna and this week she is passing the privilege on to Colleen! Colleen is our very own Social Sister and we just love her!
Tell us about your family. I have my peanut she is 18 months old and I live here in Easton with her and my boyfriend. We also have 2 cocker spaniels. I come from a big family I am the oldest of 5 kids and I have 2 beautiful nieces. I love my little family and having peanut really changed my life. She is the reason I wanted to get healthy and kick obesity’s ass. I do not want her to have any issues and I feel if she has 2 healthy parents then she has the best shot. My boyfriend is healthy generally so I was the one holding her back. My dream is to get my father on board the health train, then i will be happy completely!
What is your favorite workout? Running. I have replaced binging and stressing out with running. It really saved me literally. I was on antidepressants I had a tough time with some post-partum depression and exercising has helped me come off medications and just really lead a healthier happier medicine free life.
And as you can see even here in New England I bundle up and run 😉
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment? Really overcoming being obese and being able to come off of the 7 medications I was taking before I started my journey. The number on the scale tends to mean less when you are able to come off blood pressure, heart and anti inflammatory medicine! Taking my BMI out of morbidly obese and into just being overweight has been my biggest accomplishment thus far.
Have you set any goals for this year? Yes I set goals to keep me going! This year my goal is to complete a full marathon by the end of the year. I entered the lottery for the NY marathon in November hoping to get a number! Come on can someone hook a sista up? hehe
Who is your best support in your healthier-living journey? My fellow sisters here on this site, fellow health/fitness bloggers, my weight watchers leaders and my family and friends. Without you all I would not be able to be successful!
Favorite songs on your iPod right now? Well I have a running playlist it includes Daddy Yankee, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Loyd banks, Rhianna and others just high tempo music I love it to keep me going!
Who or what inspires you? My number 1 inspiration is my daughter she needs me to be healthy and happy everyday to take care of her.
Do you have any must-have health/beauty/clothing products? Tons!!!! I am in love with my new balance sneakers and polar hrm monitor. Revlon makeup is my favorite and I love shopping at the gap. I cannot wait to get to goal I am going on a huge shopping spree!
Name 3 blogs you love to read! The sisterhood, mizfitonline, and fitblogger are 3 of my big main faves, there so many that I read every week though its hard to pick only 3
5 things we don’t already know about you!
- I am taking the ACE certification to become a personal trainer this spring.
- I am currently in school part time trying to get my nursing degree.
- I am a perfectionist, when I do something I have to be perfect at it or I get frustrated.
- I love the color pink.
- I hate washing dishes, I love to cook but hate hate doing the dishes afterward I cannot live without my dish washer!
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