I am a 34 year old wife and mother to a beautiful girl, Aubrey age 5, and a handsome boy, Landon age 1. I began my fitness journey in 2015. On January 12, 2015 I began the New Year, New You Health and Fitness Challenge which changed my life. After I had my daughter I was frustrated about the way my body looked and felt. Depression and anxiety were taking over my life and I lacked confidence in myself. I was looking for a way to get in shape and shed those unwanted pounds from pregnancy as well as regain that love for life I once had, but going to the gym was not in the budget at the time.
I reached out to a friend on Facebook about this challenge that she was doing and I asked if I could join. I figured, what the heck I’ll give it a shot. I signed up for a free Team Beachbody Account and purchased the 21 Day Fix Challenge pack. This was the most cost effective way for me to buy a 30 day supply of Shakeology. I had also borrowed the workout program, Focus T-25, from my sister and this was the program that I used to start my journey. I used the concepts of clean eating from the 21 Day Fix program as my guide to nutrition and drank Shakeology for breakfast every day. I took before pictures and my measurements and began the challenge. The pictures alone made me wonder how I could become so trapped in my own body and that was definitely my motivation to get in shape! I was 161 lbs. and that was the heaviest I had ever been. I managed to workout in the early hours of the morning or in the late hours of the night depending on when time permitted. I committed to make this change for me and my workout was non-negotiable. Often times I was pressing play at 11:00 PM at night! After about 3 weeks, I did not want to stop. I could feel that my body was changing and I was able to breathe easier as well as get through the entire Focus T-25 workout without stopping.
After 30 days, I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. I lost 12 lbs. doing T-25 for 30 days and then another 7 lbs. were lost next with the 21 Day Fix. In 60 days, I had learned about meal preparation, balanced eating, making healthier choices for food on a daily basis, etc. Yes, I do eat and I eat more than I did before I started my journey! Nutrition is 80% of the equation! I absolutely give credit to Shakeology. I love having one meal full of vitamins and nutrients that I do not have to meal prep for. Exercise is part of my daily schedule and I am able to exercise in the AM, while my baby girl naps, after work, or my little girl even works out with me. I am amazed at what the journey has done and continues to do for me as well as the strength that I have both mentally and physically. I have been able to realize this through the support of my coach and through the support of the Challenge groups.
Do not EVER think you are alone or that it is NEVER possible for you to reach your goals. I am proof that it is POSSIBLE! It is an amazing feeling to look in the mirror and love the person that you are!
Through my transformation, I became inspired to help others achieve their health and fitness goals too. I became a Beachbody coach because I love the products and I have had such amazing results. I have been able to help so many people change their lives and get healthy! I truly have found my passion.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can start your journey to getting fit, please contact me at Melissa@LLHealthyFit.com. I would love to coach you to your weight loss goal and help you transform your life! You just have to say, YES!