My transformation story started in July 2010 after I had my 3rd child, within 3 years. I was feeling kind of down, I had gained 55 pounds with this pregnancy and was ready to lose the weight. This was the same amount I had gained with my first pregnancy, and that was a twin pregnancy. I had always led an active lifestyle when I was younger. Once I got married, bought a house, started a business, and had children, I had stopped exercising regularly. I just seemed to busy for it!
One day, I saw an infomercial for Insanity. I KNEW this program would have to work, since I had a background in health and fitness. I knew it could not be any kind of scam, or lose weight fast scheme. I had a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health, with a specialization in Health Promotion and many classes in Nutrition. I was CHES certified, (Certified Health Education Specialist) and had been a NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine). I worked as an office manager for a wellness center, coordinating health programs, and in sales at various gyms, in my years before children. So I felt I definitely knew a lot about Fitness and Nutrition, and knew that this was the real deal. I immediately ordered the program and was eager to get to work.
I started Insanity, after getting approval from my doctor, when I was 6 weeks postpartum. It was HARD, but I was determined. Unfortunately, life took over again, and I stopped the program. So much else was going on in life, and I once again felt like I was too busy. Then when my 3rd baby was just 6 months old, I found out I was pregnant again. I was about to have 4 children, under the age of 4 years old!
When my daughter was 4 months old, I finally felt like I could commit to the program. I put my mind to it, and knew I could do it this time. My husband had also been doing Insanity for several months, and I knew he would be a great motivator for me. I got very prepared, joined a team for motivation, and was set to go. Because of the team, I felt like I could push through. I didn’t want to disappoint the team, myself, or my husband! I had a wonderful, supportive coach, and I knew with all this motivation, I COULD DO IT!
Within the first 30 days of the program, I lost 10 pounds. I had more energy, felt happier, and a lot more confident. I decided to kick it up a notch, and ordered this great product I kept hearing about, called Shakeology. It’s a chocolate shake (comes also in Tropical Strawberry & Greenberry), filled with the most nutritious ingredients available. Once I started Shakeology, my results became even more noticeable. I felt great! From there I added Energy & Endurance, to give me more energy to push through the workout, and Results & Recovery to help after my workout for muscle soreness and re-hydration.
I joined the Team Beachbody community as an Independent Team Beachbody coach after my first 30 days. I wanted to help others feel and look their best, and help to motivate as many people as I could, to achieve their fitness goals. I am part of one of the best Team Beachbody teams, TeamMotiv8, who is full of supportive coaches. I couldn’t be more blessed!
I’ve now completed Insanity, P90X, TurboFire, and have done workouts with RevAbs, Hip Hops Abs, Brazil Butt Lift and Les Mills Combat. I’m about to start Beachbody’s latest program, Focus T-25!
And in May 2013 I became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine once again :)
Now it’s YOUR turn…Do you want to get into the best shape of your life? Do you want to have more energy? Are you a mom who thinks you are too busy for exercise? Let me help you! Challenge yourself…I know YOU CAN DO IT too!!