I have always struggled to stay at a healthy weight. I was considered the big girl with a pretty face pretty much my whole life. I would yo-yo with my weight but was never able to reach my goal. I would also just gain the weight back after I went back to business as usual. I had hit a point in the spring of 2011 where I knew something had to be done as I was weighing in at 255 pounds! I was tired all the time, grumpy, depressed, suffering from sleep apnea, and so out of shape I couldn’t play with my kids at the park the way I wanted to. I was bitter and jealous of the other moms who seemed to have what I desired.
To make things worse (or maybe even better?) my daughter had started to pay attention to my appearance. One day she told me that my tummy looked like Mr. Smee’s (from Peter Pan)!
Oh my, something had to change! By fall of 2011 I looked into getting the Lap Band surgery and was actually denied because my blood work came back that I was too healthy?! Over the holiday season of 2011 I found myself watching those Insanity infomercials on TV over and over again. I saw a mom doing push ups on her living room floor with a little boy playing next to her and I thought to myself “I can do that!” I liked that I didn’t need any equipment or much space and time. I started Insanity January 2, 2012 and lost 40 pounds! After round 1 of Insanity I met my Beachbody Coach and joined her Challenge group and started drinking Shakeology everyday and lost an additional 35 pounds! Since then I have complete the P90X/Turbo Fire Hybrid program and the Ultimate Reset bringing my total weight loss to 85 pounds!
Because of my amazing Coach I too became a Coach and now live a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and regular exercise. I also host the same kind of Challenge groups that have helped me on my own journey. I can’t think of a better way to pay it forward!