I'm a mom of 4 kids, ages 7 to 22, and I teach 3rd grade full-time. I have very little time to myself! On my 46th birthday in June 2010, I wanted to give myself a gift. I finally made the decision to get as fit and healthy as I could be! Since that day, I've lost about 25 pounds, have gone from a size 8 to a size 0, yes-0!! I have lost 5% body fat,and my waist is down to 26 inches! I
I'm a mom of 4 kids, ages 7 to 22, and I teach 3rd grade full-time. I have very little time to myself! On my 46th birthday in June 2010, I wanted to give myself a gift. I finally made the decision to get as fit and healthy as I could be! Since that day, I've lost about 25 pounds, have gone from a size 8 to a size 0, yes-0!! I have lost 5% body fat,and my waist is down to 26 inches! I have so much more energy for dealing with all that my busy schedule demands of me, and I get compliments every day- that NEVER gets old!! As much as I am enjoying my physical transformation, the health benefits are the main reason I started this journey. Both of my parents died of preventable diseases: heart disease and diabetes. I knew I could be headed in the same direction if I didn't take action. My kids and I all have a Shakeology shake every morning for breakfast to ensure we're getting the nutrition our bodies need. I use Michi's Ladder most days to decide what foods I should eat, and it helps me plan my family's meals, as well. I rarely eat foods beyond the second tier since there are so many choices in the top two! The main culprit in my diet was refined carbs. I've pretty much cut all refined carbs and added sugar from my diet. Since I've done that, I'm down to 112lbs, which I haven't been since high school! I feel great, too. I do have an occasional splurge, like a Sprinkles cupcake, without feeling guilty, but I enjoy those splurges much more than I used to. The exercise program that got me going was Insanity. I've done Chalene's TurboFire and Brett Hoebel's RevAbs, and am now doing Chalean Extreme, the most effective workout for me yet! They are all fun, efficient, & effective! I highly recommend them to anyone who is ready for a new challenge. I love being able to work out whenever my schedule allows me to-I'm not limited to fitness clubs' babysitter hours. Now that I'm in a maintenance phase, I work out 3 or 5 days each week, in addition to keeping active with my kids. I'm going to do the 21-day Ultimate Reset, starting January 6- why not join me & start the new year right?
I've been doing Beachbody programs regularly since June 2010, but wasn't drinking Shakeology every day. I was only buying one bag each month & my kids were having it every day! As a mom, I tend to put More ...
I've been doing Beachbody programs regularly since June 2010, but wasn't drinking Shakeology every day. I was only buying one bag each month & my kids were having it every day! As a mom, I tend to put my kids first in most ways, and figured I was healthy enough through exercise & other dietary changes. In October, 2011, I was turned down for a preferred life insurance rate because my cholesterol was too high! That was an eye-opener- it registered at 250 total cholesterol! I wanted to try to lower it naturally before turning to meds, so in Jan 2012, I bought a 2nd bag of Shakeology each month & cut out red meat,and by the beginning of Feb 2012, my cholesterol dropped to 183 total/HDL 99!! I'm so pleased ith my results & have never felt better in my life.
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