About Me

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom and a mother of a 2 year old boy named Clint and a 7 month old girl named Josie.  My husband and I have been married for 6 years now.  So how did I come across Beachbody?

First we need to go back to the summer of 2010 Steve and I found we were going to be parents! On August 14 I took the day off of work because it was my birthday and was thrilled to be getting close to ending my first trimester and being able to tell extended family and friends. But as the day went on I just knew something was not right. After going to the hospital they were unable to find the heartbeat.  How could this happen? Why us? Why now? These are questions that we will never have the answers to but we trusted in God.
For the next four months I ate like I was pregnant and wished I was.  I was aware of this so I bought a treadmill and started using it. Soon after found out I was pregnant again.  So excited, nervous, not knowing what the future would bring. September 8, 2011 we welcomed our son Clint into the world.  He was perfect and all I wanted to do was hold him all day long. I watched what I ate and lost what I gained in that pregnancy.  I settled that was good enough but never lost the weight I gained while the miscarriage. June 2012 I found out we were going to have another baby, tears of joy! Wow third summer in a row I was pregnant. February 8, 2013 our little Josie was born. She was just as beautiful as I pictured in my dreams.

A friend of mine had joined a “challenge group” back in August of 2012 and lost all of her baby weight and more, she is back to her high school weight and made mention of her success on Facebook.  I commented on her post and her coach sent me a friend request.  I followed her and would read her post about “clean eating, it’s a life style not a crash diet, working out daily, having a ton of energy to keep up with her boys, drinking shakeology, and meal planning. I thought to myself this is working for real people.
So anyone that knows me knows I’m independent, I’ll do it myself, and I’m defiantly not going to ask for help.  I bought a bag of shakeology off of e-bay and started using a beachbody program I got from a yard sale.  Guess what nothing happened the program I bought was not right for me at all I hated it. I drank a few shakes and thought the stuff was terrible (I had known idea the secrets in making it taste amazing). Great another fail attempt at losing weight.  My husband tried to help and told me I needed to burn more calories. Well that did not help I was even more hungry and not fueling my body with the right foods. Also I was going to be in a wedding less than a month away.
So I decided to ask for help together we found the right workout that I would enjoy doing. I was excited about starting the challenge group May 6, 2013.  The rest is history it was easy! NO I have to little ones that don’t sleep through the night. I peeled myself out of bed and just keep pushing play even when I was half asleep.  I started eating clean and eating small portions every 2-3 hours.  After the third week I was excited to go to the basement and getting my workout in. Why? Because I found by taking a small portion out of the early morning for myself I had more energy to be a better mom and wife. I never thought of myself as a negative person but around week four I lost 10 lbs. and found myself thinking well that’s good enough, you can’t do this, you had 2 C-sections you will never have strong abs, your built bigger, etc. But in my gut I wanted to give it my all and turned those negative thoughts into positive thoughts. For the first time I did it I finished my 90 day challenge group and felt amazing.
My coach had posted a few times about becoming one.  I wanted to pay it forward and help whoever I could.  Even if it was just 10 people were in the same boat. So again I decided and committed! Of course this ment “sharing” how would anyone related.  Anyone that knows me would say this is way out of my comfort zone. But again I found myself doing a gut check and wanting to follow my heart.

So with all of that said I understand I’ve been there, nothing fits, not having energy, not feeling confident, wanting to set a good example to your kids, not believing in yourself, but not knowing how to change and have the right tools.  Trust me I’m not out to make a quick buck and forget about you trusting in me to help you make a change. It’s an investment into to yourself and you’re worth it.
Here are my before and after picutres from doing Chalean Extreme

Ask me about more details on joining my next challenge group.  WE GOT THIS!

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