I am blessed. I have all the support anyone could ever want or need, and in every area of my life. There are so many people who are genuinely on board with my ambitious weight-loss goals, and are willing to do whatever they can to help me along the way.
Family –My husband Jason is a huge motivator for me. He may not always hear me say it (and we can all probably be a little better at this) but THANK YOU for having the courage to express your concern for my health. It takes a lot of guts to have such a difficult conversation with someone you love, but when your heart is in the right place there is never a bad time. Through all the “I hate you’s” (because he gets to eat food) I am really thankful to have this guy in my life. The twins are only 2 but they seem to get what I’m trying to do. They like to say “mama’s shakes, soup, bar, or water.” They are a BIG reason why I keep pushing through and will never quit. My parents, sister, in-laws, aunts, grandpa, sister-in-law & brother-in-law are fantastic. Almost every person in our families struggle with their weight and they can appreciate and respect what I am trying to accomplish. They also get why this is important to me. My mom and sister agreed to help with the twins on Monday’s while I go to my class, and my in-laws come up whenever they are able to help out. It is simply amazing to have these people in my life and have them willing to help in any way they can. Part of my motivation is to make you all proud because I am proud to be apart of both of these families (Dreier’s & Darling’s)!!!
Friends – There are so many good people in my life, and I’m proud of myself for always gravitating towards people who are positive, motivated, and inspirational in their own right. Hopefully you all know who you are, and whether we are working out together, talking about all our successes and struggles, or just having a good time, you mean the world to me. I don’t think words can express how much a friend can impact your life for good or bad. It is so important to surround yourself with those that are going to make you better, challenge you, or listen to you. I have them all and they are everywhere: far away, at work, in my neighborhood, 10 mins away, and most importantly every single person I consider my friend is special to me. Thank you to you all for your continued support 🙂
SuperFit – No good weight-loss success stories come without discipline, effort, sweat, and hard-work. There have been some influential fitness instructions in my life, but I don’t think I’ve ever connected with exercise as much as I have after joining the SuperFit family with Vince TheBeast Singletary and Val Fujii. I’m not sure exactly how you can make push-ups, squats, walking lunges, planks, burpies or ab work fun but they manage to do it for me. More recently, Vince has taken on our SuperFit workouts and under his lead I am seeing my body transform. I feel better, I walk taller, my muscles are stronger, my body hurts less (other than from the brutal workouts) and my confidence is soaring. Thank you guys for getting me back to a good place and I look forward to sharing this journey with you guys as I move towards the new me.
Work – Quick shout out to VSP for allowing programs like SuperFit, boot camp, and yoga. I work for an amazing company that provides me with the opportunity to be fit.
If you are reading and wondering if you are included in this blog today, you should probably assume you are. Every person in my life brings something a little different to the table, and I value each thing big or small. Thank you again for your all your support!