Log In Sign Up

Genetics in your family

Forum: Mommy Weightloss and Fitness


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Mommy Weightloss and Fitness LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
May 7th, 2013, 08:45 AM
pattyandthemoos's Avatar Administrator
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 61,858
Do you have good genetics for getting fit or being thin?

Do you have a lot of overweight people in your family, or mostly thinner people? Are there any athletes in your family? Anyone really into fitness?

I don't think I have bad genetics. I don't have a lot of people in my family that are overweight and most of the people that are overweight became overweight in adulthood. I don't have any athletes in the family though but I do have several family members that work out and don't look bad. My brothers workout (I think they do P90X) and have decent bodies. My sister runs and has run several marathons. So I guess, all in all, I have decent genetics for getting fit.

Visit us at the Am I Pregnant board.
Are you trying to lose weight or get in shape? Stop by the Mommy Fitness board and say hello.

***Find me on Facebook!***
Reply With Quote
May 7th, 2013, 09:54 AM
babyloves2dance's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 13,556
I have a couple family members on both sides that are over weight. My mom and brother are both over weight. I think I took after my dad though and got genetics from him that help me stay a bit thinner. No athletes in my family. My mom works out (as she is trying to lose weight) and I have a cousin that runs. But that is pretty much it.
~*~ Kelsey ~*~

Missing our angel since February 17, 2009

Come join us!! Click on the blinkies below to follow me there!

Reply With Quote
May 7th, 2013, 04:13 PM
Jessimaaka's Avatar Pink in a house of Blue
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,567
My dad's side is primarily overweight, and my mom's side is thinner but no athletes or any that even work out...my mom walks and does several workout videos a week and looks great - most people think she's in her early 40s (she's 56). I take after her...I can look good if I work out...but like anyone if I eat too much I gain weight.
DS1: C 8/12/2012
DS2: L 3/30/2014
Surprise baby! due 3/27/2017

Reply With Quote
May 7th, 2013, 06:24 PM
jhmomofmany's Avatar Look! A Dancing Banana!
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 14,600
Send a message via Yahoo to jhmomofmany
My mom and sisters are in good shape; my Dad was also in good shape until he got sick. He was never a professional athlete, but he did play basketball, baseball, and soccer for a while on community teams. My mom was an aerobics instructor when she was younger, so she was in really good shape. There are a few family members who are overweight, but by far the majority of the people on both sides of my family are reasonably trim and healthy.
~Jennifer, wife of one, mother of many

Robert: 20 Raechel: 18 Daniel: 15 Joseph: 13 Thomas: 10 Mary Mae: 7 Lucy Marie: 5 John Anthony: 2 AND Baby due Dec. 2015

Always Missing our Angels: Hope (7-8-06 @36w); Francis (7-4-12 @12w); Charlie (1-19-15 @ 6w)

Congratulations Raechel and Kaleb, married May, 2015

Reply With Quote
May 8th, 2013, 01:22 PM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 36,142
I have fairly good genetics I think, most of my family is super thin, but they aren't overweight either. And as a general rule, we're a very healthy bunch.
Reply With Quote
May 8th, 2013, 06:05 PM
*Rosie*'s Avatar Blessed
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 547
All of my family are pretty slim. My brother cycles and is pretty fit. My mom has high blood pressure, she is slim, but is a smoker. None of us are athletes.
~ Loving being a mom ~


Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0