About Me

Brown Family 11-2015.jpgI am a 33 year old wife and mother to a beautiful girl, Aubrey age 3, and a handsome boy, Landon age 3 months. 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.

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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!

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