Hello & Welcome to PushPedalCrank. I’m Kimmy G.
I’m a 37 year old woman from Connecticut, I have two young kids, and I’m in the middle of a separation. Despite this, I’ve managed to find joy in life – with my children, and with my recent changes in my lifestyle.
It wasn’t easy. I had to go through a major beginning-life-crisis and really take a hard look at my life. Unfortunately, this included leaving a toxic relationship, which lead me to binge-eating and putting all sorts of crap into my body as I struggled with my self-esteem.
My weight loss goal was prompted by my husband leaving me…
For a younger/thinner model.
Well – to clarify, he didn’t “leave me” so much as get caught cheating on me. And being the fool that I am, after some time apart, I took him back.
And being the fool that he is, he cheated on me with her…AGAIN. But I don’t make the same mistakes twice. It took some time to build up the mental strength, and I talked to my friends and family, but we realized how destructive the relationship was and I called it quits.
And then I began to spiral. Binge-eating, depression, you name it. I was quickly gaining weight as I tried to cope with losing the man I thought was the love of my life.
It wasn’t until one of my kids came home, having made a new friend out in the neighborhood, and specifically told him to avoid me because I’m “a wreck”. I was shocked. Floored that my own son could even say that about me.
And worse, he was right.
I finally realized I needed to SNAP OUT of my funk. It was time to reclaim my health. So I took to the internet…
But, as I found out while I was looking into diets and workouts, way too many programs try to offer themselves at the “end all, be all” solution to weight loss.
“How to lose 30 pounds in 2 days without changing a single thing you do! Doctors are floored by this trick!”
Yeah, right. Too many false guarantees, too many fake programs. Lucky for me, after days of DIGGING, I was able to figure out how to take the steps necessary to lose fat and get back to my old weight.
Fast forward a few months. Now I’m a single (separated in the process of getting divorced) mother, taking care of 2 kids. My self esteem is in the gutter. I look at myself in the mirror and I see what I’ve become, as well as hints of who I used to be.
How the hell are there so many “perfect’ diets? Which one am I supposed to do?
This was a thought constantly ran through my head when I started my journey. My goal was simple – to lose 50 pounds within 3 months and reclaim my life before it was too late.
And I did it.
I created this blog to focus on talking about my own experience rediscovering health and exercise. I’m a woman who was somewhat aware of “intermittent fasting”, “keto”, and “Leangains”, but didn’t see too many guides for and from women. For example, I wanted a completely free diet plan for women having issues figuring out when to eat, and then also wanted supplementary guides on what women on intermittent fasting SHOULD eat.
My only hope is that EVERY woman can reach their goals as I did – but results vary for everyone. If I learned anything, it’s that everyone’s body is different. Still, go ahead and browse around. If any of the information I learned by trial-and-error can help, I’ll be glad.
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