Real Life Fitness Stories: Meet Kelly

September 8, 2017

We want to hear from you! If you've jumped on the bandwagon, you can inspire others to do the same. Whether you're a personal trainer or play Wii Fit with your kids, you're part of the family fitness revolution. If you've made fitness a priority for you and your family, we want to know about it. I want to feature your story, your successes, challenges, and tips.

All you have to do is answer these questions and email the answers to Please send a photo we can use, too.

Can't wait to hear from you and be inspired by YOUR story!

What is your name and what town are you from? Kelly Enfield from North Bend, WA

Who makes up your family? Husband, 3-year-old son, Weston and 6-year-old black lab dog

Briefly, tell us your struggles. My vision of being a mom was being active with our son. I dreamed of hiking, long summer walks and outings. When he was born, it was the complete opposite of what I pictured. I was exhausted, living off 9 shots of coffee a day and just waiting until the next time I could sleep.

What was the turning point that made you change the way you care for yourself? When my son was 3 months old, a friend checked in and asked me a few pointed questions that made me realize I wasn't fueling my body to be the mom I wanted to be. I started making small changes in my nutrition, substituting protein shakes for breakfast, and eating more lean protein. Little by little, I started going for long stroller walks, then started running again and hiking with my little guy. I started to have the energy to get up early to exercise and have some "me time" so our time together was more intentional. I had become a more focused and happy mom and wife.

How have you implemented (or plan to) your new habits with your family? My husband and I just completed a half marathon together (while training with our little one) and I am running my first full marathon in two weeks. We bike together pulling Weston in the trailer and love getting out in the woods as a family. This is the motherhood journey I had envisioned!