Ahhh, the old weight debacle. Everyone struggles with it. If you don’t, consider yourself lucky. Here is a little bit about my story of weight gain + loss + how I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you can relate?
I was always super small + petite growing up. At my high school graduation, I was about 98 pounds soaking wet. I wore a double zero + ate whatever I wanted + rarely worked out.
When I was in my early twenties, I gained a little weight, but was still in a size 4 + very small.
Before I had my first daughter, I had started on some medication that caused me to gain a lot of weight. When I went to the doctor for my first checkup when I found out I was pregnant, I remember being shocked at how much I weighed. I had never been that heavy before.
I gained 30 pounds during my first pregnancy + lost it almost immediately after I had her. But I still wanted to lose a lot more. I was super dedicated + lost about 16 more pounds. But once I would go back to eating whatever I wanted, I would gain it right back.
I continued the pattern of eating bad + not working out + then I had two more babies. I barely gained any weight with my last two pregnancies because I had started off much heavier to begin with. I lost it all very quickly after the birth, but then my eating habits + lack of exercise didn’t help me keep it off.
I started off this year super motivated to get healthy + stay active. I joined a gym, was cooking more + thought I was on a good track. Well, then COVID happened + the world shut down (meaning no more gym). I lost all motivation to eat healthy + stay active. I was drinking every night + staying up late + eating take-out pretty much every day. Not a good combination.
So towards the end of May, I realized it had gotten bad because all of my clothes were super tight. When I weighed myself, I discovered the harsh reality that I had gained 16 pounds. I was already like 20 pounds over what I wanted to be before this, so needless to say, I knew a change had to happen.
I started eating better, eating smaller portions, trying to cut down on the soda, cutting way back on drinking, + the gym opened back up, so I was able to start going again.
After doing this for over a month, I was only down about 4 pounds.
Then in July, I added a dietary supplement called Trim. Its job is to inhibit fat storage + enhance muscle tone. It also has collagen in it which helps your skin, hair, nails, + joints. It tastes like pudding + you only have to take 1 tablespoon a day. I LOVE how super easy it is. No choking down a shake or taking pills.
But the best part? I lost 4 pounds in 2 days. (+ this is with eating Chick-fil-A both days.)
After 2 weeks, I had lost 7 pounds. All I was doing differently was eating that 1 tablespoon in the morning. I only went to the gym one time during those 2 weeks. I was practicing Intermittent Fasting + only eating about 1 big meal a day, but that meal was whatever I wanted.
Needless to say, I’m pretty much hooked on this little miracle pudding that burns my fat off for me! But obviously, my goal is to be more healthy overall; it’s not just about the number on the scale.
Like I said, I had been doing Intermittent Fasting, but didn’t really have much of a strategy to it. Then someone reached out to me to see if I would be interested in doing the FASTer Way to Fat Loss 6 week program. I had heard of it before + knew it involved Intermittent Fasting, but that’s all I knew.
It is so much more than just IF! When you enroll, you get instant access to the app that has multiple workout videos available to you each day, plus daily meal plans, recipes, + more. You get added to a private Facebook group where you have coaches in there to support you + others doing the program with you to hold you accountable.
I am learning about the amount of proteins, carbs, + fats I need each day, which is something I have never really paid any attention to. I am surprised at how much I can eat, even with fasting. I realized I was looking at food as the enemy that made me fat, when actually food is not the enemy if you just make smart choices.
The workouts have been incredible. You just play the video straight from the app + they tell you exactly what to do. I love that I’m doing them at home with no strangers there watching me! So if I mess up or look stupid, no one can see expect my kids + husband! My 6 year old has been doing the workouts with me + she loves them (even when she’s not exactly doing the correct moves!)! + if you want to go to the gym, there are also gym workouts you can follow!
It’s taken a lot of effort + different methods to get me on the right track, but I’m slowly getting there. If you’re like me + eating healthy does not come naturally + working out is a chore, I really think you would enjoy the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program. I would also absolutely recommend taking Trim for a completely effortless way to lose weight.
Another thing that has really helped with my energy levels + given me a healthy snack to have is Verb Energy Bars. I love the Coconut Chai flavor! They have the same amount of caffeine as a shot of espresso + are super yummy! If you want to try 4 of the bars for only 95 cents, click here!
I will not be able to share how much I’ve lost for a while because the rule with FWTFL is to weigh yourself on day 1 + then not weigh again until the 6 weeks is over. So I am not going to cheat! The goal is to focus on the non-scale wins! I am very anxious though to see how much I will weigh at the end!
It’s a rough road to struggle with weight. It can be hard to accept the size you are compared to what you used to be. I know it’s hard for me. But no matter what size you are or how much you weigh, I want you to remember that your worth is not defined by a number on a scale. This is something I have to remind myself of frequently.
I used to think that people would like me or not like me based on what I looked like. Now I know that what’s inside is much more important than what’s on the outside. + if you don’t work on the inside, no work you do to the outside will make you more attractive.
If you’d like to join me on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss journey, you can join at this link + enter code SUCCESSPARTNER to get $100 off the 6 week program! It is so worth it, especially at this steal of a price!
If you’d like to try Trim, you can purchase at this link + it will automatically apply a $10 off coupon at the final checkout page!
Even if you have a different plan or program that you’re doing, I’d still love to support you! So come hit me up on Instagram + let me know what you’re doing + I’ll be sure to cheer you on! Thank you so much for cheering me on! Ya girl can use all the encouragement you can offer!
Thanks for being my friend!
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