I gained 64 pounds during my pregnancy. This is how I lost it …
When I went into deliver on September 13, 2012 I weighed a whopping 209 pounds.
I tried to imagine that all that weight meant my daughter was at least 30 pounds. Wrong. She weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. A few months after giving birth I was down about 25 pounds. That felt great, however I had another 40 to go! But after losing that initial 25 pounds, my weight stood still for months. I used to love clothes, shopping and getting dressed, but forty pounds overweight, I couldn’t stand it. I wore leggings and big, baggy tunics everyday. I never felt cute or pretty. I felt like I didn’t have the energy to care for my baby, let alone my two boys. My daughter was six months old and growing like crazy. I struggled carrying her up and down the stairs. Taking her out of the house in her carrier, to the store or an appointment was completely overwhelming for me.
It was time for Shaun T and his incredible Insanity program.
I wanted to be a Mom that got down on the floor and played with her children, not one that could barely move.
During the first day of Insanity I wanted to cry. I could barely make it through the workout. I told my husband I couldn’t do it and was quitting. But the desire to lose weight was bigger than my desire to quit. So the next day I put the DVD in. And again the following day.
The days begin to add up. I got stronger and stronger and was able to do more and more without resting. The weight seemed to melt off.
By the end of the first 30 days, people hardly recognized me. One of my neighbors said, “It’s literally like you are half of the person you were!”. Then month two. It was like starting all over again. The workouts were a bit longer. Negative self-talk kicked in and I doubted if I would last.
But within a few days of month 2, I was so pumped. I felt stronger than I have ever felt in my whole life. I was more committed than ever to the program. I was losing pounds, dress sizes and inches. And gaining energy, confidence and a joyful heart!
The reason I was able to do this program, was because it works…and works quickly!
I chose Shaun T’s insanity program after watching the amazing transformations through the infomercial. Seeing all the incredible before and after photos was so inspirational. I was also really attracted to the fact that in only 60 days you could see results. Like so many people, I love fast results. I wouldn’t call this program a “quick fix”, because it has been a lifestyle change for me. Yes, I am thrilled at how much weight and inches I lost in only 60 days. But even more exciting to me is the confidence this program gave me. I was so out of shape and overweight. I never thought I could do something like this. But I did. And it has empowered me to want to live a healthier life.
To keep going in my weight loss and strength training. I have recently signed up to be a Beachbody coach because I think I have a great story. I want to reach out to as many people new moms…as well as others who may feel “stuck” and like they don’t have the energy to start.
I am living proof that these programs work.
I have just purchased Shaun T’s newest fitness program called Focus T25. It is only 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week!
I am so excited to start this and will be posting more results.
Please visit my Beachbody site and let me know how we can go on this journey together!