Before & After Pics

It all started with the pic of my melting leg.

Summer 2006

I was pushing close to 190 pounds — always tired. Couldn’t run and play with my kids. I had no energy and I did NOT look hawt. So I started walking and counting calories, and lost a tad bit of weight. But I didn’t get wise to snapping an official “before” pic until early that next year:

Eventually I starting running and added weight training. By the time January 2010 rolled around, although I wasn’t quite “there” yet (because I wasn’t consistent), I got to a point where I at least felt pretty good, gained confidence, and believed I could see this thing through to the end:

January 2010

It wasn’t until I kicked my workouts into consistent high gear in early 2011 and seriously dedicated myself to clean eating — that’s when major results began to unfold…

My mid-section promises to never be perfect,  but I feel good about my fitness journey and I will NEVER end my dedication to living healthy and moving my body to stay fit.

May 2012


It honestly could have taken me a lot less time to get to where I am today, but this longer route (my journey) was one that took time for me to develop discipline with food and find a workout style that was right for me: HIIT, Plyometrics and strength training.

January 2013

January 2013

Don’t wait to get started on your own journey. Work hard. Make it count. And never, ever quit.

April 2014




  1. Sheila says:

    Hi Josie! Love your transformation and congratulations!

    I started working out on a DVD called Brazil Butt Lift by Leandro Carvalho but I don’t think I’m getting the results I want for my abs, though, it did tremendous results for lifting up my bum area.

    I call myself as a beginner in workouts and my question is, even though as a beginner, can I accomplish working out using the Totally Ripped Core work out by Bob Harper?

    Thank you in advanced and a happy new year to you and your loved ones :)

    • yumyucky says:

      Hi Sheila. Thanks for stopping by. Although Bob Harper’s workouts are tough, I’m all for beginners trying. There’s always someone in his video doing modified moves. I say get it, do what you can and work up to the entire challenge of the video. Happy New Year!

  2. kerry says:

    how do you get started. how do you know what to stop eating immediately or what exercises to enforce?
    I’m shaped very much like your 2007 pic. Thanks for you input.

  3. Lady Ivy says:

    I love before / after pics! Congrats on your success so far and I look forward to watching you achieve your ultimate goal…whatever that is! I started my journey about 5 months ago and I am at the point where I seeking support from those who are on the same path. Check out my journey at – I will be posting my first side-by-side comparison tomorrow to show my 30 lb shrinkage!

  4. Wow you made it, hope I can do it too… You look great with your physically fit body…Its because of your perseverance and look its really a transformation…

  5. Becky says:

    What a dramatic change in your appearance! You look stunning, and it’s not just your body, it is clearly visible on your face how much happier and more content you are with yourself!
    I would have never believed you are a mother of four children, you’re in a really good shape and you actually look much younger than in the first photos.
    You’ve made a great decision and amazing progress in taking care of yourself, I’m also sure you are an inspiration to many. Stay strong and never give up on yourself!

  6. Musu says:

    Your website is FANTASTIC! Very down to earth and realistic. I will definitely be a regular visitor in my quest to improve my body and eating habits. Thanks for sharing your story! :)

  7. I love the before and after pics too. Very inspiring – especially so that you have been pregnant along the way! Your blog is great!

  8. PlumPetals says:

    Loved your story and your message — congratulations on your weight loss. You look amazing :)

  9. Elana says:

    Josie, you look soooooo amazing. Let me ask you a question, what did you do for your mid-section? After 4 kids, did you find that you had a diastastis? If so, how did you get your abs so tightly knit together (looks that way in picture!) Also, your skin is so tight! I know that most women with multiple children find that they have a lot of loose skin around their belly buttons no matter how thin and fit they become. How did you manage to tighten up the skin so beautifully?

  10. Dylan says:

    You are an inspiration to everyone who are striving hard to stay fit. I am into bodybuilding but I love you post. It gives me new avenue of ideas. You are great! I also do blogging about bodybuilding. I am so dedicated with my new passion right now. –

  11. Ashley says:

    I have enjoyed reading this and find this very inspiring.

  12. all your advice so amazing, hopefully I can lose weight just like you

  13. nnekie says:

    you look great! honestly, I have battled with my weight for a while now, I currently weigh 84kg, how you help me.iam clueless as per what will work for me. my arms and belly make me ashamed.

  14. Ricky says:

    Your inspiration to mothers everywhere showing that you can have 4 kids and still look amazing. Congratulations on your weight loss. You look Great after!!

  15. Asha Lee says:

    Awwe! I loved seeing some of your before and after pictures. I know you said you didn’t get a picture at the start, but I can still see a huge difference. Great job! I lost 30 pounds and it was one of the greatest achievements of my life. Thanks for posting about your story so far. Keep up the awesome work.

  16. Rebecca Spratley says:

    Just found your website, Its brilliant!! Thank you for all your sharing!! I am going to give this a go… Hopefully I will see such great results :) R

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