Updated: Aug 18, 2020
How you do anything is how you do everything. Let me tell you, I go all out.
I became a teen mom during my sophomore year in high school. I was so excited. I took every opportunity to learn everything I could about what was going on inside my body during pregnancy and how to be a good mom. After giving birth, I became really aware of how different I was from the other girls so I changed my diet; I went vegetarian, I walked everywhere for exercise; even at 18, as a single parent, I was holding down 3 jobs.
Fast forward to my early 20’s, I got married, within 10 years, I had 7 MORE children, including 2 sets of twins. We live in one of the most expensive states in the country so I continued to work multiple jobs. I became active in the church, I volunteered in the community, and I supported all my kids with their various activities. How many of you can relate to having a busy life?
As it often happens, the busyness of life eventually caught up with me and I ended up in the ER. My visit wasn’t anything too serious. I really don’t remember much about it except the nurse. She was doing my workup, you know, taking my temperature, my blood pressure, all the basic information and she wrote that I was obese. Obese. OBESE! If looks could kill, at that moment, she would have been the one needing to be in the ER. I remember thinking to myself, who was she calling OBESE? I may have a little extra junk in the trunk, but that’s normal. I am not OBESE!
I felt insulted, embarrassed, and depressed. I couldn’t understand how I could have let myself go. When did I go from size 9 to size 26? When did I stop paying attention to myself? How many of you can relate? You think you’re doing all the right things and suddenly life slaps you in the face with a reality check, you’ve forgotten yourself.
I became so enthusiastic, I had to learn more. I decided to become a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach because I realized that I was not alone on this journey. There are many of us that want to make permanent lifestyle changes but don’t really know where or how to begin. How many of you would like to not only lose weight but maintain a healthy lifestyle? That is what I do today. I help other busy moms like me, who have stopped paying attention to themselves due to the busyness of life, to get back to where:
they feel good again,
they look the way they want to look,
and they get to be a healthy role model for their families and friends.
How many of you are ready to feel better about yourself in the midst of all the busyness of your life? Comment below and let’s talk!
D Goosby of JD's Organic Productions is a wife and a mom to 8 beautiful kids including 2 sets of twins. At one point, she weighed close to 300 lbs and then lost half of it just to put most of it back on. D eventually got tired of the yo-yo. She learned some hidden truths about our food system and decided to get educated and make lasting changes. D studied to become a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, and peristeam practitioner because she realized that she was not alone in wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes but lacking the knowledge to make anything permanent.
That is what D does today, she helps busy moms like herself, get back to where they feel good again, they look the way they want to look and they get to be a healthy role model for their families and friends.