No, I haven’t lost Vaughn three times, but I have lost more than 60 pounds this year, and it really hit me when we went to the doctor for Vaughn’s 12 month check up and she weighed 20 pounds that since her birth I have lost 3 of her. When I carry her around the house I think MY GOODNESS you have gotten heavy, but I used to carry around 3 times that weight everyday, no wonder I was tired! The first 20 I birthed, so really that was just two really hard days, the second 20 came off with nursing and eating what I regularly did, and the third 20 (or more accurately 23) came off with hard work!
The last 20 is what I’m going to write about over the next week or so. You’ve probably seen people all over the internet praising Beachbody and all their programs and Shakeology, and now I am adding my name to the list of one of those people who has been transformed through it’s programs. I AM NOT a coach, nor am I becoming one, I just have seen AMAZING results with PiYo and Shakeology and I wanted to share them with you. Over the coming week (or month, knowing my full schedule) I am going to share with you some of my “secrets” for how I melted 23 pounds off in 3 months.
The ONE drawback of a healthy self-esteem is you have no idea what you REALLY look like. Day one of my challenge group we took our before photos and I kinda freaked out. I was so used to looking at myself in clothes that slimmed me down and disguised all my “problem” areas, that I hadn’t seen how unhealthy I had let myself become over the past 6 years. And yes, you read that right, I had been the same weight for the past 6+ years. This wasn’t a case of “losing the baby weight” it was a case of losing the complacency weight and my impending milestone birthday gave me the kick in the rear I desperately needed.
I had been thinking about doing a PiYo challenge group since Vaughn was born, but life got in the way and I just didn’t have the energy to pull the trigger. Then I signed up for a group and we sold our house the same week so I decided it best to defer the group until September 1st. Ellery started school the week before which forced our whole house to get on a schedule and it was the perfect time because I was in the process of restocking our pantry after the move, so anything that wasn’t on the meal plan wasn’t purchased (we lived here almost 6 weeks before I even bought sugar).
SO if you have people in your life who are asking what you want for Christmas I would highly recommend asking for a Beachbody program (it’s about a $160 investment). I personally would get PiYo and Vegan Chocolate Shakeology, but I’ve heard great things about other programs too. I will do my best over the next week to share my “secrets to success” in case this is a journey you are looking to embark on. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com and I will answer them or get you in contact with my coach!
And here I am about to share some of the most vulnerable pictures of my life. I have felt like maybe these are super inappropriate for the internet, and then I realized I’m more covered than a bikini. It was these types of pictures that inspired be to get started, and I hope I can do the same for someone else!