NEM Region 4 Winner: Sharnita Smith
Congrats to our Region 4 winner, Sharnita Smith, for dedicating 12 weeks towards self-improvement both externally and internally and winning $442! Region Four is led by Sherilyn Taylor and comprises of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. Find a local No Excuse Mom meetup near you by entering your city/state or zipcode HERE.
My name is Sharnita and I “WAS” an emotional eater that struggled with Depression. My journey started in 2009 and from then to now I’ve fallen off the bandwagon 3 times. This challenge was the fuel I needed to get back on my grind… I started out with a competitive mindset but then it changed. I began to focus more on my mental and physical health.
I realized during these 12 weeks that Fitness is therapy for me. Instead of me turning to food as my comfort, I workout and leave all that was on my mind on the weights… By the end of my workout I feel so relieved and FREE from Stress. I am a mother of an 8 year old young man and I can tell he’s proud of his mommy’s progress. He says to me, “mom your muscles are getting big, your waist is getting small, you have Abs!” just to mention a few. I want my son to see me happy and healthy. I remember times when I was severely depressed, no matter how much I try to hide it, my son knew something wasn’t right. There were times I waited until he was asleep to just cry and there has been times where he would wake up and come ask me what was wrong. I never want to put myself son through worrying about his mommy.
Fitness has change my Life drastically in these 12 weeks, seriously. My focus has been to be consistent with my workouts and to do better with my eating, and I’ve focused solely on this and I’ve been successful. My eating is not totally where I want it to be BUT not far from it… My body has changed a lot. My ability to control my emotions has gotten better. In fact, just how I see things in Life has changed for the better. This journey has encouraged me to share what I’ve learned about fitness and nutrition with others and to start looking into becoming a certified trainer and nutritionist… I’m definitely encouraged and forever grateful for this opportunity with NEMs to change my Life and to be better then I was the day before… So who am I now you ask?!?! I am Sharnita, a Fit&FabCHIC Building a Beautiful Body with a sound mind, that’s who I am.