For the past year, I have struggled horribly with fatigue, bad self esteem, weight gain and some days just not wanting to get out of bed.
I think I attributed the bulk of that to having a toddler and not being able to lose the "baby bump."
So, I would work out, try to eat better, try to take naps and I was still so exhausted. I just couldn't catch up. I would pretty much run an IV of Dr. Pepper through my body most days and still couldn't make it through the day. I just struggled.
I finally said "I AM SICK OF NO ENERGY, FATIGUE, and THE EXTRA WEIGHT!!!" and so I started a boot camp. Well, that worked great as far as the extra energy and gaining muscle and I could tell a difference in my sleep and just my attitude seemed to be better but I still couldn't cut the weight. I had a friend in my college days that worked at a summer camp with me and I kept seeing her wonderful posts of her post baby health and how great she was feeling and how she was dropping the baby weight. I was so jealous.
I wanted to feel better. I wanted to enjoy my 2 year old and not be so groggy. So, I messaged her.
I am now half way through my nutritional pack and let me tell you, I have never felt better. I have so much farther to go but I look forward to my workouts, I no longer have to have a nap or a Dr. Pepper IV...in fact, I have cut out Dr. Peppers and cokes altogether. For anyone who knows me...knows this is huge!
I have lost right at 8 pounds and many inches!! I feel good about myself and look forward to the future. I have more weight to drop to hit my goal but I am so excited about doing it the healthy way with eating right and working out hard!
This is a before pic which was a few months ago. It still looks like I am 6 months pregnant. The pic on the right is from today and it only looks like I'm 4 months pregnant. HA But I am toned up and few pounds down, tons more energy and ready to conquer the rest of the weight loss journey.
I know they aren't great photos mainly because of the phone quality... and I just hate taking selfies.... But there is progress and I am so excited about that!!! It's been so long since I have seen the scale drop or energy level high so it is something to be celebrated and shared with others!
Let me help you get started!!! I can tell you all about what is helping my process!!!
Thanks Charley for all your help and getting me started!!!