It’s been a REALLY long time since I have participated in Transformation Tuesday. I guess for so long I just assumed everyone knew my journey? But it amazes me how many people think i have looked this way my entire life.
HA! So wrong! After my son was born the scale topped out at over 200lbs! I was depressed and miserable about my body image knowing SOMETHING had to be done. I was tired allllll the time and I was just never happy. I even almost came close to putting a sheet over the mirror in the bathroom because i couldn’t even stand to look at myself when i walked in.
I was scared to even start though. I was always fairly active but i was never 200+ LBs trying to get active again. I used nothing but excuses during my pregnancy. I used the ‘eating for two’ excuse often. I always went for the 2nd or 3rd slice of pizza. I always went for the large piece of cake. The extra 3 inch long hoagie and soft prezels almost daily. ON TOP of the bagel a day.
After i had my son, the reality of what i did hit me. I knew i was getting big but i never realized how big. And i knew i would try to breast feed and breastfeeding solves ALL weight problems right???? (Don’t believe everything you read on the internet) Totally believed that would solve everything.. boy was i wrong!
I decided about 8-9 weeks post pregnancy that i was going to go out for my first mommy night out at a friends house. I left my house thinking everything was GREAT and that i looked amazing for just having a baby. Then a picture like the one here surfaced and it all hit me….
SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE!!!!!
I needed a solution though, I needed something that worked for me. I had a gym membership from pre baby but my baby was too young to go to the day car, and the only time i would be able to go while someone was home was early morning, like 4am! and i was too overweight and tired to attempt that. (another excuse)
And i found the solution. It was collecting dust on my shelf from a couple years ago! INSANITY! I don’t know what i was thinking when 200 lb me said… ‘Yeah let’s attempt the hardest workout program out there right now in my living room’.. but i also knew i HAD to do it.
Fast forward to now, I’m in the best shape ever. No, not the best shape ever, the best shape of MY life! I’m happy again. I’m confident again. I have LOADS of energy again. My family is healthy. And I am 55lbs lighter.
I have this crazy home fitness company to thank for that. Was it THE ONLY thing? Nope. I had a small amount of time where i was able to make it to Zumba classes, maybe went to the gym a couple times a month for a change up. But the bulk of my results came from Insanity and Focus T25! Both completely changed my body.
Then this company changed the freakin GAME of home fitness and changed my entire LIFE with the 21 Day Fix! I did not have a load of weight loss to come off when this came out but ever since then it has helped me KEEP my weight off and moniter my portion control and help me LIVE. Yeah just that word.. LIVE a healthy and balanced life!
Was it easy to push play to the hardest workout ever at 200lbs? NOPE. (In fact i hit pause a lot) Was it easy sticking to a nutrition plan that i was not used too? NOT AT ALL! The hardest part was keeping up with everything in the kitchen. It wasn’t easy to stick to a healthy lifestyle for an entire year without giving up? nothing worth having ever comes easy.
You want something bad enough, YOU COMMIT. You put aside the “I can’t afford it” the “I don’t have time” the — EXCUSES —. And you MAKE time. You MAKE results. They don’t happen overnight and they don’t happen in one week. It’s not a fad diet it’s a lifestyle change. It’s not a quick fix for a temp problem. It’s a PERMANENT fix for a temp problem. My temp problem was I was overweight, I am now HEALTHY FOR LIFE and i am never going back!
I started this journey with a 3 month old (not even) and I roughed through holidays, New Years, birthdays, baby showers, weddings, trips. But didn’t EVER give up from one bad day.. And TRUST ME… There were plenty of bad days and giving into weaknesses. But over everything… i refused to give up
AND YOU WON’T EITHER! You know why?! I won’t let you fail. I won’t let you lose sight of those goals. I won’t let you get discouraged. I want you to see results. I want you to reach goals. That’s what my challenge groups are all about!
Real results. Real people. Real support.
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