Michaela became a member of Fit Mama Workouts in August and has been part of the Mom Squad Jumpstart for 4 weeks. Previous to starting her jumpstart she had lost 14lbs with Fit Mama Workouts alone. She's a regular at early morning bootcamps and attends the Thursday afternoon class. She's also one of my favorite people because she organizes Fit Mama Workouts special kid's activity days!! She started Mom Squad Challenge at the beginning of January. When she did her weigh in after 3 1/2 weeks she had lost 4 more lbs and 11.5 inches! She is rocking it and continues to motivate all the mamas that workout with her!!
here's michaela's finding fit story:
Weight Watchers, carb cycling, low-carb, calorie counting, YOU NAME IT. I have done it. You could definitely pin me as the “Diet Fad Queen.” As much as I hate to admit it, I have literally tried anything that would make me lose weight “fast.”
After I had my third child and decided to stay home, I thought I would for sure have all the time in the world to meal plan, exercise, focus on my diet, basically live my life around weight loss. Then the reality of motherhood and life set in, and I realized I was crazy to think that all that “time” I had would be devoted to losing weight!
In comes Fit Mama. I started workouts with Fit Mama in the summer of 2016. Liz always jokes that it must be awful to have your workout instructor live right up the street, but really, it has been my lifesaver. Not only is Liz a workout instructor, she is a friend. She genuinely cares about us mamas, our kids, and our fitness journey. She pays attention to what we can and cannot handle, and plans our workouts around it. Don’t get me wrong, she definitely pushes us (burpees) and gives us a hard workout! Fit Mama workouts has helped me to meet a group of other mamas just like me, just wanting to find time for myself and get fit while doing it.
When she decided to start a nutrition program, I was totally on board. I already had my fitness routine in place, but until November I was still struggling with finding a nutrition plan that was right for me and also helped me to finally lose this darn baby weight! The nutrition plan has helped me learn better eating habits by making me mindful of what I am eating and when. I can eat BREAD (I know, I sound like Oprah), cereal, and the occasional snack without feeling bad about it. Actually, I had a mini Mr. Goodbar right before sitting down to write about this. On top of finding something that works for me, it works for my family of five as well. I am feeding my family healthy meals, and have saved so much money while doing it. I don’t have to think about it anymore, it tells me what I need to eat and when. And the best part, I am losing weight and inches! In one month of following my nutrition plan and consistently going to workouts, I have lost 11.5 inches! The best part is, I don’t think about it. It is not a constant thought in my head anymore; it is just a way of life.
I have finally found a way of life, not a fad to make me drop 20 pounds in a month. Dieting is stressful, ugh. If this combination can work for me, it literally can work for anyone!