It wasn't until I got married and started thinking about getting pregnant that I decided to make a change. I stopped smoking, started eating healthier, and SLOWLY started back exercising. It wasn't easy and it wasn't overnight. But I did it, slowly but surely. I decided I wanted to do for my future kids and to have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
The top left is right before I got pregnant and before I discovered Beachbody. I was working out every day, lots and lots of cardio/running and eating healthy. Once I got pregnant, I continued to workout daily and eat healthy. I didn't let my pregnancy take control of my life and allow to overindulge or become sedentary. Two weeks before I delivered I ran a 5k! I truly believe staying active during my pregnancy allowed me to not only feel great but have a smooth labor and delivery.
Once I had Lincoln I won't lie.....looking at myself in the mirror was kind of scary, ok it was really scary. My body looked and was doing things it had never done before. It was startling. I felt afraid I wouldn't ever look good again, I was afraid I couldn't lose the weight, I was afraid I was going to fail, I was AFRAID. But you know what I couldn't let that fear consume me.
Fast forward 3 months postpartum I started back working out and doing lots of cardio....but I still wasn't seeing the results I wanted. I was tired of doing the same ol' treadmill routine and needed something new. I'd been following a girl on on FB who was a Beachbody coach for a while and there was just the nagging feeling in me that I HAD to do what she was doing. It took me 5 months of practically stalking her page (lol, but for real) that I realized my desire to change was greater than my desire to stay the same. So after talking with Greg about it, I knew I had to make that investment - for me, my health, and my family. I had to be the best I could be so that I could be the best for my family.
I started out with Insanity and Shakeology and was shocked at the results I saw. Finally the results I had been looking for!! Shakeology helped me lose that baby weight, lean me out, build muscle, and nourish my body to its prime (especially while breastfeeding)! I was really enjoying working out....ok it was kind of a love/hate relationship with Insanity, I hated it while I was doing high knees and burpees but LOVED it after. ;-) But it wasn't the same dreaded workout each day, I was excited to do it because of the results I knew it'd give me. It was worth it.
I made myself get up early each morning and after I nursed I did my workout, no excuses, I did what I had to do to get it done. I couldn't just sit around or walk on treadmill each day and expect for the weight to just fall off and see results. I finally felt like the pre-pregnancy me...actually, to tell you the truth, I felt BETTER than the pre-pregnancy me. I felt stronger, healthier, more energized, and confident.
After doing these fitness programs and drinking Shakeology I knew this company was INCREDIBLE and these products WORKED. I was so excited, I had to share it with everyone...that's when I decided to become a Health & Fitness coach. I'm here to help you reach your goals and become the best possible version of YOU. I want to help you succeed in your fitness journey because I know if you take that next step and realize your desire to change is greater than your desire to stay the same, your life will be changed!
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