Jacey Doore-Saddleback introduces #TeamGetFit
Oki – my name is Jacey Doore-Saddleback, I am 26 years old, I’m married to Cassidy Saddleback and I have two amazing children Casdin and Paiden. My parents are Marsha and Leroy Wolf Collar, my grandparents are Clement and Pauline Doore. First off I would like to thank Iksokapi magazine for asking me to submit this article. I am very honored to be able to have this opportunity to share my views on Health & Wellness.
As a young adult and mother, I have always been active in sports in particular Hockey, my experience included playing in minor hockey to the Nation Aboriginal Hockey Championship where I played lead goalie for Team Alberta.
After I had my second child I was hit with something called post-partum depression with severe anxiety, it is a condition that effects women after they have their child. I never knew what was going on with me. I always slipped into major panic attacks, during this time I was a stay at home mom and while I was at home I wasn’t active.
Today, I do lots of cardio, weight training, yoga, and play sports. Slowly the weight loss starting happening, through research and the help of my mother who received her degree in Kinesiology was also what helped me to begin my journey to healthy living. I have learned that slow weight loss is more effective and permanent.
I’m still going today, I went from wearing size 26 to size 14. I know what it’s like to be unhappy, and not healthy! I have cried those tears! The only way to change my situations was through my CHOICES. I CHOOSE to be the change I wanted to see, CHOOSE to be happy, no one has the power to make you do anything but yourself. Don’t give anything or anybody that power!
I am very happy today beginning 2014 as healthy as can be, no depression, pretty much anxiety free, able to run, play the sports I want. Beginning of this year I started a page on Facebook called #teamgetfit and I started this page because I wanted to share health, motivation, recipes, and more. I got a lot of good responses and inquiry of how I lost weight, how I remain motivated, and so I thought this page could benefit everyone and their own well-being. I was very overwhelmed happy and excited that I got so much interest in it. I believe in hard work, discipline, and eating healthy. There are no magic pills, no easy way out. If you want to see results and keep them, hard work is what is going to get you there.
I am interested in becoming certified, which I am working on, so I can help teach health and wellness to our People. First Nations have high cases of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure. All of these things are preventable! 15-30-60 minutes of activity each day can control/lower your chances of getting these diseases. Eating healthy is one of the hardest things to do, if it was easy we would all do it, but just controlling portions, meal prepping, and adding more vegetables to your diet makes a huge differences. And I know water is boring but there are so many ways to flavor it up! Drinking 2-3 litres a day empties toxins from your body. I guarantee if you make these small changes you will see differences in your body.
Please add yourself to my Facebook page #teamgetfit this page is a very positive environment to share or ask questions. There are tons of people who are just starting and who have been practicing healthy lifestyles. Motivation is the key to staying on track and we all know we need this in our journey towards healthy living.. I know weight and unhealthiness is a huge factor in our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Always remember if you take care of your body it will take care of you!
Jacey Chanelle Rose
(Photos provided by J. Doore-Saddleback)