( like..MY BODY eeks) on my Design Blog, that is in the process of becoming my BUSINESS website. To be quite honest...the answer is probably an astounding YES, but since its not quite transitioned yet, and my goal is to be the most Authentic version of myself I can..I'm sharing it!! I'm letting it all hang out, and I am gonna say I am PROUD of it!!
I desperately want women, and other mamas who also work, and wear a million different hats to know, that IT IS TIME TO RECLAIM YOURSELF!! seriously YOU CAN DO IT. Here is my story...
All my life, I have been athletic. If ever I gained 5 lbs, I would just simply adjust my eating for a week, maybe ( seriously with barely any thought) add an extra workout, and the weight would drop, end of story. I never ever worried about gaining too much weight, or really much about what I ate. I was conscious of how I looked, but not obsessed.
Then...I got pregnant after trying for 8 yrs..(more here if you want to read about our fertility struggles.) I allowed myself to STOP exercise and eat everything and anything I wanted..I gained 50 lbs!! It didn't even phase me..I thought "ah well, I'm nursing, it will just fall off like it did for friends"! NOPE..it didn't. After Liam was 2 and I still wasn't losing any weight, I started to get nervous..I began running, and a little weight came off, but I just wasn't ready to commit. Fast Forward to 58 days ago.
I was feeling Bloated, Tired like ZERO energy, uncomfortable, unsexy, un productive...just truly really NOT the best version of myself. It felt uncomfortable. I was beginning to really get excited about Design Thoughts as a business taking off, and other changes in our family that were exciting, but still just not myself!. Then, My friend Kristie, started using a fitness program called TurboFire from BeachBody..I watched as her body and her energy level transformed and I was sold!! I was ready to commit..so I did it!! I'm now on day 59 of my 90 day transformation!! I'm nervous to show you these pictures, so please..be kind :) I'm about to show before and afters ( well, really, "during" ) of my BODY..Gasp!! I might pass out!!!I want to also mention, that along the way, I have seen many vulnerable women who have helped me get closer and closer to sharing this piece whether they know it or not. A fellow Blogger who doesnt even know me, Emily from Decorchick, shared her weight loss story, and I was so impressed by her bravery!!! !! ugh...this is HARD!! but I really want other women to know, YOU CAN DO IT..I'm doing it!!! If I can, you can!! I promise!! here goes..EEEEK!!!
Day 1, 16, 36 of TurboFire
Starting to see some muscle definition!
In August, I began seeing and feeling my STRENGTH!!!
I challenged myself, and my strength and am in the midst of learning one new
yoga pose each month
I have just signed up to be a Team BeachBody Coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am SO excited and passionate to CONNECT WOMEN to their authentic selves!!
In September, I am teaming up with my Beach Body Coach, Kristie, of Be Inspired Coaching,
to begin a new cycle of a TurboFire Accountability group on Facebook. Its a daily dose of support, inspiration ideas, and love to help support this journey!!! If you are interested in Signing up, leave me a comment and I will email you all the info!! if you already KNOW that you are READY to make a change, you can order Turbo Fire and get started!!!! Ill walk you through the ordering process, so let me know!!
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Thanks for allowing me to be VULNERABLE!!! aahhh!!