Happy Mother's Day!
Today I wanted to show my gratitude and appreciation towards the mothers in my life, starting with my mom, Marlene (pictured with me above), who you may have read about in a Transformation Tuesday blog post a few months ago.
My mom is an amazing woman. As I reflect on my gratitude for her, I appreciate her selfless love and dedication to our family. Family is everything to my mom. Mom has 6 children, 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Even though her own children have grown up and have families of their own, Mom is constantly on the go attending sports events, graduations, weddings, birthdays and all the special occasions that come up in our family. Mom also gives generously of her time in her community and church - she is a truly inspiring role model for me.
Mother’s Day is also a day when I reflect on the gift of my mother-in-law, Gina (her and I are pictured below). Gina has been a part of my life for over 30 years and since the very first day I met her she made me feel like I was her own flesh and blood. Gina is a selfless giver! Her greatest gift that she loves to shower us with is her amazing Italian cooking. Her fantastic attitude and sense of humour brings the entire family so much joy!
This is the day that I reflect on the gift of my own motherhood. My greatest desire in this world was to be a mother. I am so blessed to have 6 amazing children. Our tradition for Mother’s Day is for my husband Nick and the kids to have a big barbecue with my extended family as well as Nick’s family. It is a day for the mothers to sit back and be pampered while enjoying a fun visit with everyone and marvelling at the gift of our children!
Healthy Mom & Healthy Life!
On weekends like Mother's Day, I'm especially awed by their vivacity and that they are living their lives to the fullest with great energy!
Mom is approaching 80 and you sure would not know it to look at her. She looks amazing and has so much energy - she even runs circles around me!
I am so proud of my mom for the good care she is taking of her body and I know that all of the good food and physical activity she does will keep her young and active for years to come!
My mom is a Simple Swaps Superstar. I have the honour of journeying with mom through my Simple Swaps to Slim Down Program. In the first month of the program she lost 10 pounds and multiple inches! You can read all about her journey here.
I am so blessed to be able to help coach and support her, even as she's getting older, to be living her life in the healthiest, most energetic way possible.
Healthy Mom & Healthy Life!
Do you want to live life to the fullest like my mom?
Are you looking for a new creative gift idea for your mom this Mother’s Day? How about giving your mom the gift of health?
This Mother's Day, I am offering a 2 for 1 special for mothers and daughters!
If you're a mom, or a daughter, when you purchase the Simple Swaps Program this weekend, you'll get a second program - absolutely free! - to start the journey with a woman you care about.
Here's what your support throughout the program will look like...
- Access to a private, online Facebook group only for people doing my program. This will be your opportunity to connect, learn and share with others who are working towards their health goals.
- Direct access and accountability from me via text message, email, and the Facebook group, for anything you need, at any time during the 90 days.
- An extensive library of resources - including a 400 recipe library, eBooks and Guides on re-vamping your pantry, meal-planning, money & time saving tips, and a ton more.
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Come and join our amazing community of support and journey with your mom to vibrant health and a lean body!
No matter what stage of motherhood you find yourself in, I hope all of you mother’s feel loved and cherished today.
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