Confession #58 – Everyone and their mother loses weight while nursing.
Except for me.
I actually gained.
My lifelong fast metabolism somehow failed me, despite burning billions of calories each day while hooked up to a hospital grade pump to feed my son.
When I finally weaned, a little more than a year ago now, I thought the weight would finally just fall off. And while it’s emotionally hard to wean, I really wanted to fit into my jeans again.
I was running several times a week, eating healthy…doing everything that had always worked for me in the past.
And when I returned to work, I still couldn’t fit into my work pants.
Around that time, a very good friend of mine (now my coach), was having amazing results from the 21 Day Fix.
See what I mean? I was finally sold. Totally convinced by her shredded 6 pack.
It was either spend the money on the FIX , or spend more money on a whole new wardrobe.
A year later, I couldn’t be happier that I chose to invest in myself. Best money I ever spent.
And here were my results.
But that was only the beginning for me.
When I tell you those three weeks transformed my life, I know it sounds ridiculous.
But it’s the truth.
And it had nothing to do with how I looked. And everything to do with how I felt.
I felt strong.
I felt more confident.
I felt energized, despite having a one year old who still didn’t sleep through the night.
And so I kept going. I didn’t want to lose more weight, but I also didn’t want to lose myself again.
I became a coach and started sharing my story with others.
I created a little Facebook page to share healthy recipes. And people started following me.
And then I started this blog. A dream of mine for years. I finally had the guts to just do it.
When I started the Fix, I kept hearing that it was a lifestyle, and not a diet. Again, being cynical, I didn’t believe this right away. Looking back, that’s exactly what it became for me. For my whole family.
And I couldn’t be happier.
This month, the 21 Day Fix and the 21 Day Fix Extreme are back on promo pricing. When bundled with Shakeology (another LOVE of my new life), both programs are only $10 each.
If you have been reading my blog and contemplating the Fix, now is the time. I say this at the risk of sounding salesy…I know this. But I’m feeling all reflective and thankful this morning…and I would love to help you make a change in your life, too.
Reach out if you want more information…comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll leave you with one last picture that my husband snapped of me and my son this summer. Those of you who know me well, I would never wear a bikini at the beach and walk around. Ever. Not even in my 20’s before kids. Cover ups, swim skirts, you name it. I wore it.
And now, after 2 c-sections, pushing 40…I am chasing after a toddler in a bikini. Again, not because of how I look…but 100% because of how I feel.
Happy. Strong. Confident.