Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It is Possible...I Changed My Lifestyle


Since I started my fitness journey back in April (April 20th to be exact) of this past year, I've had quite a few people ask me, "Why are you dieting?  You look fine the way you are!"

Thank you so much for the compliment- you definitely put a smile on my face :) but I wasn't feeling "fine" about myself. 
 It was April 18th when I tried fitting into my favorite mint capris (actually pictured above) and they were not closing... I tried dancing my way into them, even laying on the bed to try and button them- they were not closing...

I.cried. 

That was my breaking point.
I did not want to spend anymore money on new/larger clothing.  I had 10 pounds to get back to my pre-baby weight and I knew I had to do something.

My Something
My co-worker and dear friend told me she's been working out to a 25 minute program called, "T25" by Shaun T.   This appealed to me in two ways: 
First, the workouts are only 25 minutes each and I could do them right in my own home. (Who has time for the gym?  Not this mama!!)
Plus, I was familiar with his "Insanity" workouts and knew first hand, he can KICK MY BUTT!   She let me borrow them for a few weeks and BOOM, I was HOOKED!!  

Sophia likes joining in on my workouts! Tiara, dress and all! 
After 10 weeks of T25, I also started the clean eating, portion control and nutrition program created by 21 Day Fix inventor,  Autumn Calabrese.  Both, Andrew and I, abided by this program for 21 straight days and together, we lost a total of 18 lbs. #teamwork

The Struggle is Real:
As I was getting so close to my goal weight, I noticed if I cheated ever so slightly (I am human, by the way), the pounds would pile right back on.  It would almost take me a full week to recover from a "cheat." Yes, moderation is key, but I did struggle; especially in the summer when you're invited to 100 BBQ's, go on vacation, take family camping trips #ilovecampingnoglamping, and eat ice cream like it's an additional food group.
Then, I came across the secret weapon!!  
How was I able to maintain my progress and continue to lose weight?
  Shakeology!!!  
I, too, was extremely skeptical of this shake.  Yes, the price of it is SHOCKING.  I did NOT want to spend $130 on a monthly supply of some "shake".  However, this superfood health shake (NOT A PROTEIN SHAKE.. I repeat, NOT a protein shake.. two totally different things.. It's like comparing a Louis Vuitton bag to a $20 knockoff in Marshalls.) 
I drink Shakeology as a meal replacement, every day, and I am now at a weight I haven't seen in YEARS #allbecauseofShakeo
Sharing My Story
Because I am proof these programs work and are effective, I want to share it with everyone!!  I am that type of person-if I experience something amazing, I want the whole world to know that it is simply, "AAAAMAZINNGGG!"

I decided to become a health and fitness coach (yes, I'm crazy because not being a full-time teacher, mommy, wife,  blogger, and makeup presenter isn't enough)  but I really wanted to share my story, knowing I could change the lives of those who need to get out of their "rut" and just feel confident in themselves again. #becauseyoudeserveit

Because of the 21 Day Fix, I feel confident I can wear a two piece bathing suit.
(After two rounds of 21 Day Fix)
First picture was taken late April 2015 and second picture taken mid September 2015.
So, here I am.. telling you:
It IS possible to get back to your "pre" baby weight!  
It IS possible to put your health and fitness needs first (because if you don't, how are you going to take care of your family?)  
It IS possible to look and feel fabulous!   
It IS possible to be fit and happy!
It IS possible to live a healthy lifestyle!
#thankyoumintcapris














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