HOLY Success Story!!! These results are absolutely JAW DROPPING!!!
And would you believe this all started with a women’s empowerment group with a bunch of strangers?!!?
She joined in, she asked what to do, I told her…
She shows up every single day…
She didn’t take any magic pill, she simply worked out, managed her nutrition, joined in a group with me…
(And she will be the first to tell you that she still enjoys her treats.. 🌮🍕)
And now this momma is PROOF that you CAN do this too.
This stranger who joined my group, trusted what I said and now we have hung out, she is my friend and she inspires me EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!❤️
I got the opportunity to ask her some questions and get some insight on her results!!
- What have your results been so far?
I began the program with my first challenge group on March 1, 2019. Since that time I lost 20 pounds, gained abs, toned arms, strong legs, and a healthy lifestyle.
- What has been your biggest struggle?
I love food, especially wine and French fries, so keeping on track with nutrition has definitely been a struggle.
- How did you overcome that struggle?
I can’t say I have overcome that struggle because it is an ongoing process. Every day I have to make the decision to eat right but what makes it achievable is that I have accepted I don’t have to be perfect with my nutrition. It is still ok to each French fries and drink wine but it has to be in moderation.
My husband has been a huge help in this area because he cooks most of the dinners and does the grocery shopping. He understood this was important to me so he asked for the recipes and has been making sure to make healthy recipes that are portioned appropriately. What has been really great is that there are so many recipes available through Beachbody that we have expanded our list of favorite recipes so I don’t foresee us getting bored of meals anytime soon.
- What did you do to get to your goals?
The first month I went all in 100%. I truly did not have any cheat days or even meals and I worked out 7 days a week. One of these days was an active recover day which I have come to really embrace and realize how important it is for your body to reach your goals. I knew I needed to take this first month as a clean eating cleanse so we purged our house of most of the bad food (we do have two young boys so we couldn’t get rid of everything ). I also cut out alcohol completely for this month. This allowed me to reset my body, drop a lot of the weight that I was holding just due to my poor diet, and feel so much healthier. Once that first month ended, I allowed for a few cheat meals the next month but tried to still be pretty committed to only clean eating. I still had another 5-10 pounds to lose and I wanted to drop those pounds before the pools opened. At the end of those two months I was proud of my achievements and felt so good in my skin that I allowed myself to live a more 80/20 lifestyle with food.
Staying involved in the accountability groups on Facebook really helped me to stay committed and on track. I loved checking in and sharing my achievements, especially my NSVs (non-scale victories) including fitting into a pair of jeans that hadn’t fit since before I had kids, wearing shorts and feeling confident for the first time since college, and actually having defined abs for the first time ever! if you had told me 5 years ago I would have defined abs after two kids I would not have believed you.
- What is your favorite personal development book and why? (or book in general)
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Harris is a great book. I actually listened to on my phone driving back and forth to work, because unfortunately I don’t have a lot of free time to read, and this was a great way to still get all the benefits from the book. Rachel Hollis is the narrator and her passion was so evident in how she spoke that she made you want to be a better, stronger, more confident person.
- What is your goal right now?
I just got back from a week long European vacation so I am working on losing the 6 pounds I gained from all the delicious food, including my all-time favorite dessert, sticky toffee pudding that I had three nights in a row in Ireland. I don’t regret the food decision at all because I know with my accountability group and the schedule I have created I will lose the weight in no time and have the memories to last a lifetime.
- What is your advice for someone who is just starting out?
Surround yourself with like-minded people who will build you up and keep you accountable. I have always been a morning person so for me waking up early and working out on a zoom call with other women at 5:30am has been my consistent rock that has kept me going. There are mornings that if it was just me waking up and going to my basement to work out, I would have chosen my bed, but knowing the other women are there counting on me to also be there for them gives me the accountability to wake up and push play.
- What is your favorite Disney movie and why?
This is the hardest question! There are so many so I think I will go with Aladdin because I just watched the newly released movie and remembered how much I loved the songs and story.
- What made you want to join in?
I had recently finished breastfeeding my second child and my husband and I are not planning to have any other kids. I had dropped most of the baby weight but still wasn’t happy with my body. Everything was just soft and as a lifelong athlete I knew I just wasn’t healthy. My first group was actually a competition to see who could lose the most weight in a one month period. While I didn’t win the competition, I felt like a winner because it launched me into this wonderful lifestyle where I can be healthy and confident in myself which makes me a better wife and mom.
It started with a strangers in a group to friends meeting up!
Love her story and all she has accomplished!!!
As you read this and you see her results and you think “could I actually do this?”
The answer is 100% YES! You CAN.
But it won’t happen until you COMMIT and do this for you!!