Krystal: The Best Example for Your Family is Your Actions!

Sometimes you decide to get fit because it’s the best example you can set for your family.  You can want other people around you to get fit, but doing it yourself is sometimes the best motivator.  Today I want to introduce you to Krystal a lady who works hard every day she workout and is always quick to help others as well.

So Krystal, how long have you been exercising consistently?

I’ve been working out consistently for about 2 1/2 years.

What influenced your decision to get consistent with an exercise program?

I decided to start working out to better myself and to feel better.  My husband is diabetic and my daughter has hypothyroidism, so I began educating myself as to what was best for them.  I decided it would be best for all of us to begin eating cleaner and healthy.

What do you do to stay active?

I enjoy all activities outside. Gardening, hunting, fishing, and working in my yard. 

What are some of the barriers you’ve come up against and how have you been an over comer?

Some of my biggest obstacles to staying fit are staying dedicated and determined. It’s easy to get busy during the day and to make excuses to not workout. Having a workout buddy to go with and keep me accountable helps me.

What’s the biggest difference you see in yourself since getting consistent?

I see a difference in my muscle tone and endurance.  I’ve gotten strong and more toned in the last year. I am easier going and feel less stressed since I began working out consistently.

How have you changed your diet?

I have cut out carbs and sugar, which has helped me tremendously.  I have fewer migraines now than I ever have!  I try to eat pretty clean, but occasionally splurge with some Buffalo Wild Wings (hot wings). But I still eat moderately, trying to never over eat.

What is your favorite go to meal?

My favorite healthy meal is homemade teriyaki chicken (made with honey, not sugar), zucchini, and brown rice. I also have a great no sugar, no flour oatmeal muffin recipe that I enjoy a few days a week. 

What advice do you have for individuals contemplating starting a fitness/weight loss program or someone struggling to maintain their current program?

If I gave anyone advice, it would be to step out of your comfort zone!  Don’t give up and be confident. Don’t allow the scales determine your success!  You may weigh the same or more, but so what as long as your clothes fit you better! Keep up the hard work and let the hard days push you harder!

Thanks to Krystal for sharing her story.  A couple of things Krystal said that I want everyone to think about.  Some days you have a bad day and think, “I’m too stressed and tired to work out today.”  Believe it or not that’s the best day to do some kind of work out.  Exercise is one of the best stress relievers we have.  The other take home message goes back to diet and the point she made about having less migraines.  I know I say this a lot but diet is the key to great health.  It begins and ends with the food we eat.  Be intentional with how you fuel your body.

Inspiring Others To Take The Challenge,

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