It really is a tough one, but one that I've recently found the answer to. I am not overweight by any means. I have been blessed with great genes (my mom was in a bikini the day after she had me) and even after 4 kids in 6yrs, I really only need to lose about 15lbs and tone up my body to feel like I'm at my "ideal body weight/size."
I did however just recently go into a period where I'm pretty sure my hormones were off. I guess the hysterical crying fits for no reason while driving home from the grocery store were a good indication?? LOL! Anyways, I was eating like I was pregnant and it was getting out of control. I quickly gained another 7lbs or so and had no energy. My hubby kept telling me to make time to exercise so I would feel better, but I really didn't have any urge to move my body, I was super sluggish and becoming "no fun mommy" because I just wanted to nap instead of play with the kids.
I had the realization one day that it's really a catch 22...I was eating because my blood sugar and hormones were off, and had no energy, and I couldn't exercise because I had no energy...even with a diet change, I still felt drained and not motivated at all to exercise and I really love to.
So, in comes this new product that I was introduced to at a networking meetup that I organize. It's called Zylene. It's all natural, it's all herbs, and it works!
I took one pill and called the girl and said "Get me a bottle!" She brought me a bottle 4 weeks ago and I haven't looked back...I've lost 8lbs, have no interest in chocolate (I was a chocoholic for sure) and I have the energy from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed and I sleep like the dead!! I haven't felt this good since I was a teenager and could go for days without needing much sleep. And my metabolism has sped up too.
One of the best things about it was...I totally bypassed all those PMS symptoms that I was getting a week before my cycle. I mean, I was really bad for a whole week before and I would cry for no reason, feel totally drained of energy, and all of the other crazy symptoms I'd get did not even happen this month. I didn't even really have cramps which is amazing because I normally have 1 full day of being on the couch in pain.
So, my hubby and I had such success with it, we decided to join the company because our friends and family were having the same success and we wanted to share it with others too. I've tried so many diet and exercise programs and I've never been able to stick to any of them. I now eat when I need to eat, but I eat about 1/4 of what I used to eat and I have no desire for desserts or junk food...it's really great because that was my downfall for sure. I now have the energy I need to exercise and when I can fit it in, I love to get out there with the kids and go for a long walk, run on the beach, or walk by myself for a few miles to clear my head.
You can view my profile if you want more info on the product, and email me if you have any questions. I know there are other programs out there too that give you B12 shots and that helps too, if you don't have the energy, you won't be able to diet or exercise until you do. it goes hand in hand!
Sorry for the long post, I was so bummed about this whole subject until a month ago and just had to share!
I love this website, it's so nice to know that other moms are going through the same things, I don't feel so alone anymore!