Even when exercise is the last thing in the world you want to do, you've just got to get up and do it!
A Slippery Slope
When I became pregnant with my son, I weighed about 170 pounds. I had been trying to get motivated and lose weight for a long time, but it just wasn't happening. For me, pregnancy was the perfect excuse to eat anything and everything I wanted — and believe me, I did! By the time my son Hunter was born, I had ballooned to a whopping 240 pounds and wore a size 26.
Much to my dismay, I lost only 6 pounds following the birth of my son. This was not what I had been expecting, especially since he weighed in at only 7 pounds. I once again vowed to lose weight and get in shape. I began trying every diet and exercise program known to man. Nothing worked; I would lose 5 or 10 or even 15 pounds, and then my motivation would go right out the window. Pretty soon I'd be right back where I started: discouraged and unhealthy.
Awakening to a Fresh Start
One morning, everything changed. I was up early flipping through TV stations, and I happened upon Denise's Morning Stretch show. I thought it looked like something I could do, so I gave it a try. The next morning I again woke up early and did my best to keep up with Denise. I started following Denise's nutritional tips and kept at the exercise show. Gradually, the weight began to come off. After a short while, I began doing the second show, too.
Now, three years later, I have kept the weight off. I am 150 pounds, and I wear a size 6 or 8. I still buy all of Denise’s exercise videos that I can find, and am especially excited about trying her new ones! Denise's workouts have truly helped me change my life. It wasn't easy at first, but the more I exercised with Denise, the easier the workouts became. Even when exercise is the last thing in the world you want to do, you've just got to get up and do it!