My name is Christa and I’m a 30 year old mom and military spouse. I started my blog Sweating Awesome to share my weight loss journey and inspire people to get healthy!
It was May of 2013 when I realized my fitness and health aha moment! I had weighed the most I had ever weighed at 155-160 lbs and was fighting depression, knee and back pain, and anxiety. I am petite at five foot so you can imagine this extra weight was a contributing factor to some […]
Think about free weights. They start out at the small 2 lbs. and usually end up at 50 lbs. Those larger free weights would intimidate anyone. While I have never see anyone lift them, I use them as a reminder. Just over a year and a half ago, I used to carry that extra weight […]
Before After As a mother of two children, one of which has autism, I never focused on myself. I mean never. Until this past Febuary I had not been to a doctor in nearly 10 years. I avoided doctors like the plague. Reason being I knew I was obese and so far from healthy it […]
Reading Alyse’s fight to end her caffeine addiction coupled with some comments I received on my post about Paula Deen got me thinking about addiction, and the many battles and struggles that all we face in our lives. Everyone has something that they struggle with – even the most seemingly perfect and happy people are […]
Paula Deen’s announcement that she has type 2 diabetes could not have come at a better time for me. While I agree that she should have brought her disease to light when she first found out about it three years ago, I almost can’t help but appreciate her timing (if only for my own selfish […]
Last weekend, while at the charming inn on the cape, I was thrilled to see that one of our breakfasts started with a fruit salad, especially because dinner the night before had been potato chips and more than a few $2 Budweiser drafts at the local watering hole. (Gimme a break, it was Halloween!) The […]
By we, of course, I mean Americans. We all know about the obesity epidemic, and its likely culprits: poor diet, processed foods, physical inactivity, poverty, lack of access to grocery stores, etc. But sometimes the seemingly mundane conditions of the American life jump out with surprising, and forceful, strength. I was driving home yesterday from […]