Fit Fam Feature – Maureen Carlsson
Age : 36
Currently living In : Germantown, Tenn.
For work I : am a stay at home mom and wife. Busy taking care my family (three kids – almost 11, 6 and 4 years old AND my fur baby, Jackie O. And of course, my hubby). I cook, clean, run errands – groceries, pay bills, other important stuff, driver for my kids, nurse when family are sick, organizer/administrator, party planner, decorator, and also I am hobby Beachbody coach.
Smile2GetFit member since : September 2016
Motivation to start living healthier : I wanted to look good in a bikini. 😜 I knew about exercising but didn’t have any knowledge about healthy eating. I was committed with working out but my eating habits were not consistent. I will be good for few weeks and fall back. Then I will be good again for a month and then fall back for three months. I kept making excuses after excuses. Kids got sick, can’t go to gym and workout. Holidays, birthdays, get together, and etc… Once I got trainer and start eating healthy, I was on the healthier track but I gave myself too many cheat meals and I realized all that healthy eating, once I ate junk and greasy food, it didn’t sit well with me and made me nauseous and overall, didn’t feel well. My body was rejecting unhealthy food. So that’s when I decided to stay on track and eat healthy. Plus my mom has diabetes and high blood pressure, and I want to take myself for myself and my family.
What’s been easy along the way? : Nothing was easy!
What’s been the most difficult? : Eating healthy and stay on track and 60 day fitness program challenge. ( I get bored by week 5/6).
What are you most proud of? : I lost 20 lbs and maintaining my weights since I started this healthy/fitness journey almost two years ago.
How do you celebrate milestones? : Buy myself a new pair of workout shoes!
Favorite way to get fit : Lifting weights! And dance!
First word that comes to mind when I say Burpees : oh crap!
Go to healthy meal : Taco salad
Favorite food you didn’t like before : Avocado
Favorite “fun” food : Chia pudding!
What makes you smile? : Laughter, happy memories, food, my kids and husband
Being healthy is a journey – What’s next? : Working on my abs, 80/20 rules – keep eating healthy and exercising !
Where can we bump into you? : of course, TARGET!! and the coffee shop. Def grocery store in healthy isles.
What can we call you for help with? : Balancing being a busy mom with healthy habits. (Find me on FB)
Favorite Maureen-ism: “do you, be you, be for real, rawness and be honesty, do what makes you happy”