Five babies can really do a number on your body. Especially when you love unhealthy food. I have used food as a crutch most of my life, but I didn't like what it was doing to my body, self image, and confidence. So when a good friend became a coach for Take Shape For Life and asked me to try it out in December, I took a leap of faith to change my relationship with food.
The first month I did the Medifast 5-1 program to jump start myself and teach myself portion control. I couldn't justify the cost for more than a month so I made the most of it and lost around 8 lbs the first month. I continued to lose, but a slower pace from there- even hitting plateaus as I started to gain muscle from my daily morning workouts. I found the Daily Burn program and alternating them with my treadmill runs. I had my ups and downs- cheating days and perfect ones, but I kept my goal in sight.
Almost five months later and I am down 21 lbs and four pant sizes- I'm wearing a size that I have NEVER worn before! I eat better- not just better- I am no longer controlled by my appetite or cravings. I make things like zucchini boats and cauliflower pizza (both
delicious). I went to an activity with the girls the other night and
totally ignored the dessert platters. I get up a 6:15am, 6 days a week and work out- something I couldn't imagine a year ago. And it feels great.
So here is the proof in the pictures. My health journey :)