Balance In Me

Find your way to a balanced and happy life

Anastasiya Goers

Hello,

my name is Anastasiya Goers and I've been actively pursuing a balanced and happy life for the last 8 years. I am a happily married mother of twin-girls. I gave birth to my precious girls on March 14, 2008 and now I am trying to find a way to balance my new life. Having twins gives my husband and me twice the joy and happiness, but it also gives us twice the worries. Now we are learning how to stay calm and not to go crazy with all these new responsibilities.

Besides from being a mother I am also a fitness enthusiast. I have spent the last 6 years teaching different types of fitness from Aerobics and Tae Bo to Yoga and Pilates.

My journey towards my fit life began one great sunny day when I returned from summer camp and realized that I had gained weight (just a few extra pounds that at the time seemed like a huge burden to a 15-year-old teenage girl). That was the moment I decided that it was time to stop messing around and to start doing something about my figure. I have tried a lot of things during my journey in which some were right and some were completely wrong. I lost weight and then gained it back several times because of various mistakes that I made along the way. It was my long and winding way to a healthy and balanced lifestyle but in the end I learned what works and what doesn't.

Among the right methods that I chose was regular exercise and increasing my knowledge of health related issues (Shape magazine became my fitness bible). Among the wrong ones were very strict diets (eating nothing but raw fruits and vegetables for several months, trying to eat rice without salt for breakfast, lunch and dinner or drinking liquids instead of eating solid foods). I could keep going on about the things that I used to do to try to lose weight and methods that I chose to reach my goals, but it would probably put most people to sleep. The fact is that after many attempts I finally realized that fitness and a balanced diet is the easiest and the most effective way to great health and staying in high spirits every day.

When I was 17 I taught my first aerobics class and I loved it so much that I understood that is what I wanted to do with my life. After trying different styles of exercise in fitness I completely fell in love with Pilates and several other Mind & Body techniques. For the last several years I devoted myself completely to these techniques and now I have no doubt that it was the right path for me towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

As I've already mentioned, I gave birth to two wonderful girls on March 14, 2008. So now I am trying to find some time for myself, find time to do things around the house and find time to write several posts for the Balance In Me Blog. Of course this also entails devoting a lot of time every day to changing diapers, feeding the babies and generally taking care of them. My blog consists of articles in which I tell people exactly what I am doing, how I am taking care of my kids, how I am taking care of myself and how I am finding time to spend with my beloved husband.

So in a nutshell I am just a regular girl who is health conscious and who is trying to convey her own experiences of living a busy life while staying in great shape both physically and mentally. If you are interested in this experience, please feel free to read my blog or contact me if you would like to know more about me. Thanks and enjoy!