You don't really know the weight is piling on until one day you stop and take a really good look in the mirror. That's how it happened with me. I was so caught up in being social, eating on the run and drinking that I was headed down a very unhealthy track. Things turned around for me when I found that I really enjoyed working out in the gym and running. I was able to get healthy by
You don't really know the weight is piling on until one day you stop and take a really good look in the mirror. That's how it happened with me. I was so caught up in being social, eating on the run and drinking that I was headed down a very unhealthy track. Things turned around for me when I found that I really enjoyed working out in the gym and running. I was able to get healthy by working out hard. That was a life that I could maintain up until a few years ago when pregnancy changed all of that. I lost all my motivation and gained over 60 pounds. I thought after the baby was born I would be able to take the weight off easily once again. Was I wrong! Who has time for a gym when you work full time and have an infant? I decided that I would have to recommit myself to fitness and weight loss but in a different way. My new challenge was working out without a gym membership! I quickly discovered that I had to commit myself to a home work out program. Driving to work one morning, I heard about TurboFire and started to research it. That lead me to the Beachbody website where I found so many useful and motivating tools and people. I was finally excited to restart my workout journey and am happy to report that I am pleased with my results so far. I have completed Turbofire and Advanced Turbofire (with a little Chalean Extreme and P90X thrown in) followed by Insanity. I then did Les Mills Pump and more TurboFire and Insanity. I then did Insanity the Asylum. I found out in July, 2012 that I was pregnant for the second time. I was determined not to go down that same path of unhealthy living again. After getting the go ahead from my doctor, I continued to work out. During my first trimester of pregnancy I did a 5K, the Color Run and the Dirty Girl Mud Run. I also started CLX and threw in cardio from Insanity, TF, LMP and Asylum. During my second trimester of pregnancy I did a lot of TF and modified as I went along. I purchased Les Mills Combat and started that while I finished up my pregnancy. I was thankfully able to workout regularly until my 36th week of pregnancy. I gained 35 pounds with my daughter who was born March 3. 2013. With permission from my doctor, I was able to start working out again as I felt comfortable. I started slow with some low impact Combat and then jumped in and did a few weeks of Insanity. About 6 weeks postpartum I started Body Beast and did it for approximately 6 weeks. I found that it wasn't motivating me or helping me to my goals. I just finished 14 weeks of Focus T25 (alpha, beta and gamma) and just started round 2 of Les Mills Pump.
Having a toddler and an infant at home as created new challenges but I continue to strive towards my goals! I still have a ways to go to meet those goals and I hope for continued success. I plan to pay forward what has worked for me and share my success with others and help them find the tools they need to acquire their goals! Need help? Feel free to contact me! I would love to help you!!
I am starting my post pregnancy weight loss journey in May of 2011, 6 months after my son was born. I have always been in relatively good shape and loved working out at the gym. Prior to my pregnancy, More ...
I am starting my post pregnancy weight loss journey in May of 2011, 6 months after my son was born. I have always been in relatively good shape and loved working out at the gym. Prior to my pregnancy, which came later in life than most women, I was an avid runner and enjoyed working with my personal trainer and weight training on my own at the gym. Home work out programs have always been difficult for me to stick to. I gained over 60 pounds during my pregnancy. Twenty pounds stuck around longer than I thought they would. Working full time and having an infant at home to care for, there was no time for the gym. I also knew I needed something more than walks with a stroller outside to keep me motivated and interested.
I started TurboFire in May, 2011. At first, the cardio was more than I could handle. I hadn't done a workout in over a year. I started slow, following the "prep schedule" but not religiously. A month later, there sat the DVD's I had ordered and I said to myself, it was time to get serious. I completed my 90 day Turbofire program in September, 2011 , 12 pounds lighter, 20 inches lost and back into my prepregnancy clothes!
My new goal is to take an additional 30-40 pounds off of that number for a total weight loss goal of about 50 pounds. I have started eating healthy--lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. I also started using Shakeology in June of 2011. I am currently completing Advanced Turbofire with some Chalean Extreme or P90X thrown in for extra toning/muscle building. Life is busy and it is just too difficult to find the time to go to the gym. My new fitness goal is to continue to get healthier and lose the weight in my own home and neighborhood while being a mom. Not everyone needs a gym, right? I am proof that Beachbody products are motivating and make you accountable even in the comfort of your home. I am so excited to have found an exercise program that I enjoy doing and fits into my busy lifestyle.
I hope for others to find the success and motivation that I did. Here's to a healthier you!
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