All Woman Training with Mommy’s & Babe’s in Motion

Hi! I’m Kelly…and I’m a tri-athlete! Wow – those are words I never thought I would say!

Back in 2012, the idea of completing a triathlon seemed impossible. After the most challenging working year of my career, I was out of shape and weighed more than I care to remember. So that fall I decided that I needed to make a change – and I did…I lost 30 lbs and I also started working out. After hiding on my treadmill in my basement for a few months, I joined Mommy’s and Babe’s in Motion (MBIM) to train for my first triathlon.

That summer, I got on a bike for the first time in 20 years, I started running outside and got back in the pool. All along, I kept thinking about how good it would feel to cross that finish line – and let me tell you…when I crossed that line – and I knew that had accomplished a huge goal – it felt AWESOME.

Being a part of MBIM is about so much more that doing the triathlons…for me, it is about pushing myself beyond my comfort zone, doing things I never thought I could, and being supported by an amazing group of women along the way.

I will never forget one bike workout my second year with the team where my body was done – I had nothing left in my legs to get up the final hill. I was even trying to figure out in my head how I could get back to our starting point. But then I realized that I couldn’t give up because my teammates were at the top of the hill cheering me on. And when I finally made it to the top, I realized that these amazing women helped me achieve something I never thought possible.

Joining MBIM has helped me to find my inner athlete. In the off season, I now do boot camp 2-3 times a week. And while I’m still not at my ideal weight, I am in better shape than I’ve ever been. I’m stronger and faster than I was 4 years ago when I sat in a parking lot trying to decide whether or not I should get out of the car for my first MBIM workout. I’m so glad I did.

Like Kelly and many other women with Mommy’s and Babe’s in Motion, you can become at triathlete too at the Ontario Women’s Triathlon


or at any of the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Races.