Just over 8 months ago my life changed completely when I gave birth to the miniature love of my life! Virtually everything about my pregnancy was as “normal” as could be expected, including my weight gain. I gained just about 35 lbs. I was active and felt great. My little man arriving as on-time as could be expected from a first time pregnancy, only 2 days passed my due date. Whether that was his choice or because of the spicy jalapenos I had the night before we will never know!
The first few months after giving birth, I didn’t think much about losing weight or my activity level. I just cared about being with my new little love and making sure he was getting everything he needed. We were getting out and walking around but that was more for the fresh air and change of pace then to actually work up a sweat. Without a single thought, the first 20lbs were gone. I thought this is amazing, the rest of my weight is simply going to melt off me! Yeah right! That was about were my initial weight-loss ended.
Finally, on January 2, I decided it was time to get my body back, lose the remainder of my baby weight and “get my groove back” so to speak. I started being more conscientious about my food choices, I started drinking Shakeology again and working out. I would do what I could, when I could. If that meant doing BOD (Beachbody On Demand) workouts during naptime or sneaking out for a Spin class after my little man was down for the night, then that’s what I did. After four months, I had dropped 18 lbs. and 5 inches off my waist – essentially the rest of my baby weight plus a little bit extra. I’m feeling great, inspired and motivated to push myself even further.
I have always been fairly active and into health and fitness but after closing my business to be able to focus on my family full-time, I found there was a void in my life. There is something so warming in being able to help people, to inspire them to help them transform their lives and their bodies. There is something powerful about being part of a community. That is why I decided to take the leap and become a Beachbody Coach. I want to help inspire others like me, that being a wife, being a mother doesn’t mean you have to put yourself last. By focusing on myself, by become stronger, I in turn become a better wife and mother. I have more energy, I feel better about myself and that became a ripple effect onto my family.
My role as a Beachbody Coach is to be able to help others reach their goals – help with daily support and motivation, share recipes and tips – similar to what I was able to do as a Fitness Studio Owner, I just get to it all from home, on my own time and in a much more customized way. I would love for you to follow me on my journey or even better, join me!