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Read how training for marathons helps this mom of 12 (!) run her family. #inspiring

The Wii Fit was a Christmas gift, which arrived at the Henderson house in the snowy town of Afton, Wyoming, in 2008. After mom Erin got her kids (11 of them at the time) to bed, she stood on the balance board and checked in at 207 pounds. A cartoon image of her on the screen inflated. "It pissed me off," Henderson, 35, says. "I was like, Fine, I'll show this stupid thing ." Henderson hadn't always been big, but as a mother of a large brood—the family has since grown to 12 children—she made herself her last priority. The pounds padded her 5'5" frame from years of inertia, soda, and late-night snacking after busy days working and raising kids. Henderson started doing the Wii Fit programs and stopped buying junk food. To her surprise, the extra weight fell off quickly. By April, when the snow had melted, Henderson was 20 pounds lighter and "bored to death of exercise videos."...

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