Hello, my name is Christine and welcome to my blog. I am a mother to 2 of the best children you could ask for, I love them with all my heart, and wife of a very patient Army helicopter and fixed wing pilot. You maybe wondering why I named it Seal Team Squish. Well as you can see it is a play on words, but the squish came from my husband. Once we reached 40 is was a joke between us that we feel old and “squishy”, so I decided to incorporate that into my blog name, and Seal Team Squish was born.
I don’t know about you but once I reached 40 I’m pretty sure my metabolism decided to take a vacation. Now I was not one of the lucky ones born with a great metabolism, I could just look at a donut and gain 10 lb, I love donuts BTW. Nope, I have always had to work hard just to look somewhat decent, which was always very frustrating for me. Fast forward to today and now I am dealing with my 40 year old metabolism and ACL surgery which was the perfect storm for weight gain. Yes, it has been depressing and yes, many days I have cried, but then there comes a time where you need to man up and get your butt moving again.
The challenges I have faced are finding workout programs and at home exercise equipment that I can to with my healing ACL. I used to run, was never good at it, but still tried none the less. I also really enjoyed my bootcamp classes, spinning and my Beachbody Insanity workouts, but all of these are a no go for me right now. I needed to find something that I can do and get that same workout high that I used to get.
I have also started researching foods to eat to speed up your metabolism after 40. As well as different diet plans where I can eat healthy and actually continue it long term. So many diets that I have done in the past were effective but the were never something that I could stick with and eventually the weight would come back. I needed a complete overhaul with my eating habits. So much time was spent researching all of this that I decided to create a blog and put it all in one spot hoping it could help others searching for a healthier lifestyle, especially those over 40. I am wanting to provide you with health tips, workouts, product reviews so you can reach you goals, this is a work in progress so please bear with me. On a side note I am also an Advocare distributor, I signed up because I really love there Rehydrate and Spark products, if you are interested in any Advocare products or have any questions feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or my Advocare website at www.advocare.com/18072743