So I just realized, that under my profile on my website, I never filled out my Transformation Story. Maybe cause I am still transforming 😉 But anyways, I wanted it to get done, and it felt good to write it. Now for those of you who are not a part of Beachbody, will not be able to read it, so I am leaving it on here, for you to read. I am warning you that there is a lot of pain in this story, I am not embarrassed now as I was then, but I could talk about it now, and I am okay with it now. So here it is, please if you comment, use kind words 🙂
My Transformation Story:
When I was pregnant, my husband and I would carpool. When I would pick him up, we would stop at McDonald’s and both get 2 double cheeseburgers and a fry, and then right when we got home, we would eat dinner. Then right before bed, when we would snuggle on the couch, watching whatever was on tv, we would eat a huge bowl of ice cream. Seriously! Who does that! I did that all through my pregnancy! I am so lucky to have had a healthy baby after the way I treated my body 🙁
The day I came home from the hospital with my baby boy, I was 268lbs. I was shocked, disgusted, and I never thought I would ever, be comfortable in my own body again. We cut out food with gravy, since I smothered and covered everything in it (I got that from my dad). We started eating healthier, not eating as much fast food, although it was still easy, since our son was born and everything revolved around him, and I would drop anything when he needed me to. When my son was 3 months old, I started working out at the gym, I wasn’t really motivated, it hurt so bad, I remember not even being able to do 10 minutes on the elliptical. Well I pushed myself, I workout at the gym a lot and seeing my numbers drop was amazing, I remember being so excited when I hit 215 and then I hit 200 and never ever thought I would ever be in the weights where 1 was the first number of the 3. But then I hit a plateau and my weight would not budge. I felt no matter what I did, my body was not changing. My best friend wanted me to join a challenge group, doing Turbo Fire. I couldn’t really afford it, but then I thought about how much my weight loss and health meant to me, so I went for it. I couldn’t believe how quickly I started noticing results, it was amazing. I seriously felt like fat was just melting off my body. I got below 180 OMG! I hit, 170, 160, and guess what, I got to 153lbs! I haven’t weight this much for over 12 years! I owe my life to beachbody, I really do, or even to my best friend who convinced me to join! They have shown me that working hard pays off, and you are worth it.
|Gage was a week old in this picture. I cannot believe I was this big 🙁|
|This is me now, stronger, healthier, and ready to take on the world!|