You know it, we love it: Welcome to The Sunday Sip, the weekly feature where we take a break from our normal routine and sit down to chat with another fabulous blogger. Thanks for joining us today as we sit down with Rebecca from New Momma Beckers.
Welcome to the Sunday Sip, Rebecca! First tell us what is in your cup and then tell us a little about yourself:
It's always coffee - I am a huge coffee fan/addict, especially when it's brewed from freshly ground beans! On Sunday morning, I'll typically wake up just in time to brew a pot and pour it into a travel mug before my husband and I wake up Troy, get ourselves ready, and rush over to church so we can sneak in 10 minutes late. :)
I'm a new mom to a wonderful eight-month-old, and I am working to lose weight in a healthy, non-reckless way! I was inspired to get healthy after giving birth - and since I gave birth, I've lost about 40 pounds! I have 86 pounds more to lose to get my body to a healthy BMI - but I'm not in a hurry (this is a lifestyle change, not an overnight solution). What I really want is to change bad habits into good ones!
Your weight loss is inspiring! Congratulations for taking the first steps to a healthier you. So does your new lifestyle have anything to do with your blog name? Why did you choose "New Momma Beckers"?
I chose the name "New Momma Beckers" because in the days after my son was born, I vowed to change the way I look at health! As a teenager, I thought being attractive was the only reason to eat healthy - then as I got older, I became more confident, and didn't worry as much about how I looked. I didn't worry about how I ate, either! But when Troy was born, I realized that eating healthy is about more than looking good in a swimsuit - I want to live long enough to see my son graduate from college, get married, and have children of his own.
In other words, I changed the way I looked at healthy eating - and that changed me. I'm not just a new mom, I'm a new Beckers!
Well it sounds like you have the right outlook! So when we stop over to visit what is the first post that we should read at New Momma Beckers?
If I had one post I think everyone should read, it's a post I wrote about learning how to love working out:
When I began an exercise routine, I would dread going - even though I enjoyed the workout itself! The reason I didn't look forward to it was because my brain had been programmed (by the past, teenager me) to
hate exercising. But the good news is that you can reprogram your brain, even as an adult! This post is all about how I'm doing that - and how you can too!
The last time I visited your blog I could tell that you put a lot of heart into your writing. It seems like the perfect place for you to share your family's story: From your weight loss journey, to reviews of products you love, to adventures you take--with pictures to help document it all. I love how you are inviting us all into this journey that you are on. So what was your intention when you began blogging and where do you see yourself going?
That's such a wonderful description of my blog, thank you!! I write about how even though the days as a mommy can be long, the months and years whiz by, so it's important to take the time to enjoy special moments, and not to stress out by sweating the small stuff! As Troy gets older (and our family grows), I'll continue writing about the fun places we go, the products we try, and my progress getting healthy and providing a good example of health for Troy!
It does sound like you are getting the hanG of our More Than Mommy Philosophy--so tell us, what makes you more than a mommy?
Becoming a mother has changed me in a lot of ways, including how I see myself and my priorities - but at my core, I'm still the same girl I was growing up in Southern California - with a thirst for adventure (that got me in trouble now and then), a silly sense of humor, and a big heart!
All right! Let's head over to New Momma Beckers and introduce ourselves and show her some comment love! You can tweet with her @newmommabeckers. Go and LIKE her Facebook Page and check out her Pinterest boards!
Have a fabulous Sunday!
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