I was chubby as a child growing up to say the least. My dinner choices included mostly items from the nearest fast food restaurant, in addition to a grandmother who LOVED to cook comfort food almost daily with no limit to how much I ate. The word “no” was not in her dictionary, especially when it came to sweets. So, to say that I struggled with my weight growing up is an understatement. I FINALLY lost some of the weight in high school when I made the cheerleading squad, but only due to my increased physical activity level, NOT because of my stellar food choices!
I met my now husband when I was just 19 years old. I knew instantaneously that HE was “THE ONE” for me! Luckily, he felt the same way. Three years later we were married and 3 years after that we were blessed with our beautiful daughter Brynn. Losing the weight after she was born happened naturally. I didn’t push myself, go on any crazy diets, or do any strenuous exercise programs. Of course, I was only 24 at the time and running around and taking care of a baby 24/7, the weight took care of itself. Fast forward four years and we were blessed with our amazing son Brody. THIS is the point in MY story where Beachbody came in to play. You see, losing weight after 2 children was MUCH different than losing weight after just 1, not to mention I was another 4 years older. I WANTED to be a wife that my husband could be proud of…and he WAS. BUT, I NEEDED to feel that same pride in MYSELF and I just didn’t.
When Brody was just a few months old, we ran into one of my husband’s childhood friends at Brynn’s gymnastics class. He was a Team Beachbody Coach and recommended Shakeology to us. We weren’t really interested at the time, but bought a bag anyway for my mother-in-law who has Lupus, Fibromyalgia, & Rheumatoid Arthritis. With all of the amazing Superfoods in Shakeology, we figured it couldn’t hurt giving it to her. She had some pretty outstanding results, so I figured I’d give it a try too. I also started a round of Brazil Butt Lift that I received as a Christmas gift. I went on to lose ALL of my baby weight that I gained with Brody and THEN SOME! I was 180 pounds on the day of delivery and 7 short months later I weighed in at 115 pounds. I’m not going to lie and say it was SO EASY. But I will say…it was WORTH it. One shake a day, one workout a day and the rest took care of itself. Not to mention all of the energy I had to keep up with my growing family. I am now a Star Diamond Team Beachbody Coach myself and love nothing more than paying it forward and helping OTHERS achieve THEIR health and fitness goals. This isn’t a website about how to get shredded in 90 days. Rather it is a reference tool to help YOU build a foundation for success in all areas of your life by striving to beat YOUR personal best.
Start right where you are…start TODAY!