By Jaime Rice
Today I would like to recognize and shine a spotlight on my cousin, Rosanne “Rosie” Yowell, and showcase her amazing transformation in her journey to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. She as true representation of what The Skinny and The Thick of it stands for.
Rosie’s inspirational journey began last September when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She made the commitment to herself to make her health a priority and not let MS win. Her transformation was done slowly and in stages that fit her lifestyle and health. She did this to ensure she would be able to succeed in maintaining her weight loss.
Rosie began by educating herself on the importance of proper nutrition. She started small, making better food choices and realizing weight loss is 80% diet and 20% actual exercise and working out. She explained, it was all about CHOICES for her and once she realized SHE had all the control on what food she was eating, she won the food battle.
Rosie introduced exercise in stages, listening to her body and starting slow. All of her workouts are preformed in her house or outside, no gym membership! She invested in an elliptical machine and this is her go-to choice. It allows her the freedom to utilize that spare 5-10 minutes she may have between errands or running her children to their baseball and soccer games without having to drive to a gym. The eliptical also gives her the option to use different programs; resistance levels, intervals, etc. making it the perfect piece of equipment for her goals. Within the past few weeks she started adding some core work; planks, wall sits, super mans, and side planks. Her next goal is to incorporate weight training.
Rosie is a true success story and how to properly make a healthy lifestyle change. She did not try a quick fix, use a fad diet or any supplements. She achieved her success by dedication and hard work!
Rosie realizes this is her new lifestyle and is committed to it, taking on new challenges and conquering them. In honor of Rosie, here is Roseanne’s Core Buster Weekend Warrior Workout.