The pictures on the left were taken 8 weeks ago. Back in April I committed to shaping up after winter, but I had NO IDEA just how much I had slacked off. (…whoa, Josie). I hereby nominate myself to be the poster child for how fitness has its ups and down. Despite being consistent with my workouts in the winter, my food choices were less than ideal due to the holidays, and also because of Gracie’s competition schedule that required me to travel and eat out a lot.
On the day that I snapped my before pics, when I saw the reality of how I had slacked off, I was honestly feeling down and disappointed in myself. I had a pity party for about 24 hours, received encouragement from my wonderful family, and then quickly refocused to take charge and get it all together.
I knew what it was going to take to whip myself back into shape WITHOUT dieting. I went into the next 8 weeks like a warrior princess hell-bent on reclaiming my body. And I did just that!
Here is my video that goes into details on why I gained weight, how I was able to quickly lose the weight, what workouts I did, the food choices I made, my Intermittent Fasting technique, and how to bounce back when you screw up on your weight loss journey.
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For all the mommies out there who need some encouragement: I’m 43 years old. I have 4 kids (3 of them were by c-section). My kids are ages 23, 20, 11 & 7. I’m also a grandmother to a 21-month old little girl. I am not a special case when I comes to all this weight loss stuff. There is no difference between you and I. Just dig deep and pull out the unrelenting determination you already possess to get it done!