Thursday, December 26, 2013

Transformation Thursday: Kati C - A Focus T25 Success Story

Transformation Thursday:

Kati C. - A Focus T25 Success Story

Before I started Focus T25 I was 30 pounds overweight and had just given birth to a baby boy.  I was so depressed and would cry when I looked in the mirror.  I couldn't believe how out of shape I was.  It broke my heart that I had no energy to play with my babies.  I just wanted to hide from life and sleep all day long.  I would make excuses why I couldn't see friends and family.

My newborn baby and my 3 year old daughter needed a happy healthy mom. I knew I had to get my butt in gear and get moving for them. I started drinking Shakeology and working out with Focus T25. I am convinced that the combination cured my post-partum depression.

My biggest challenge was to face my fear of failure. I had tried so many things in the past I didn't want to fail again. I also could not afford it. I decided to put myself first for a change and paid my electricity 6 days late to buy T25!  I am now a better mom and wife because of my health.

25 minutes was all I could give with 2 kids. I am so glad I did! Focus T25 is so fun and short and sweet!

I love the time and the energy. I also love that Tania is there to modify. I followed her the first week to get my strength back after baby.  I would go to the posts when my husband ate bad food in front of me. It was also so nice to have encouragement and support. Like having 40 work out buddies holding me accountable posting motivational things every day.  I am so proud of the abs I have never had before. I also had legs covered with cellulite...NOT ANYMORE! I lost 28 lbs in the 10 weeks that it takes to complete Focus T25.
I felt so healthy drinking Shakeology. Yes I saw benefits in my mood. I was new to clean eating and it was so nice for me to grab on the go instead of me bringing my Tupperware of chicken, veggies, and sweet potato. I love it. I felt like I was on top of the world. It was like a natural high getting all that processed food out of my diet and getting the whole foods in! I have conquered my post-partum depression! I am myself again. In fact, I am better than ever. I am the mom I have always wanted to be. I am a strong example to my children and to moms everywhere that don't believe they can get back in shape.

If you need a coach or are looking to join a challenge group to help keep you on track, email me at or find me on Facebook at Flabby Mom to FIT Mom!

Be sure to submit your Focus T25 results by entering The Beachbody Challenge!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Waistline Wednesday : My 4 Week Progress with ChaLEAN Extreme!

Waistline Wednesday

My 4 Week Progress with ChaLEAN Extreme!

So, I'm a day late with my update, but here it is!  I have to admit, I missed an entire week of workouts last week. I was helping my mom decorate a condo, went and sat with my grandmother who had shoulder surgery, and did a super deep clean on my house before our Ugly Sweater Christmas party last Saturday!  I know that my results would be much better had I not missed the workouts, but I made excuses...and just didn't get it done. My photos show more definition through my mid-section and my arms.
Weight: 140.5 (no change)
Chest: 34 (-.5 inches)
Waist: 27.75 (-.25 inches)
Love Handles: 33.75 (-.25 inches)
Hips: 38.75 (-.25 inches)
R Thigh: 22.75 (-.25 inches)
L Thigh: 22.75 (-.25 inches)
R Calf: 13.75 (no change)
L Calf: 13.75 (no change)
R Bicep: 11 (no change)
L Bicep: 11 (no change)
R Forearm: 9.5 (no change)
L Forearm: 9.0 (no change)
Total inches lost over the past two weeks: -1.75 inches
So a total of 2.5 lbs and 8 inches in the first 30 days of ChaLEAN Extreme.  I'm excited to see the changes over the NEXT two weeks as I start the PUSH phase on Monday (I'm making up last week's missed workouts this week). So, check back on December 31, 2013 for my last post of 2013 and my latest progress report!

If you would like to join me on this journey back to health and fitness, please shoot me an email at or join me at my facebook page Flabby Mom to FIT Mom! I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your journey with you!

Worship Wednesday: Jesus - The Reason for the Season

Worship Wednesday

Jesus - The Reason for the Season

This is a gathering of a few of my favorite scriptures relating to the holiday season.  Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is the reason for the season and we should never forget that. The glitz and glam of the holiday can distract us and take us away from our walk with Christ, but if you set your heart upon Him, your path will be straightened.

Images were found on Pinterest.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Transformation Tuesday: Sara - A Focus T25 Success Story

Transformation Tuesday

Sara - A Focus T25 Success Story

Sara is a 34 year old mom of a 3 1/2 month old and a 2 year old. So, time was an issue, but I'll let you read what she had to say about her experience with Focus T25 and Shakeology.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*
I felt sluggish, no motivation, depressed, extremely tired all the time! No self confidence and hated shopping for cloths or going to parties afraid everyone was talking about me and how I looked. I didn’t want to leave the house!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?*
My greatest challenge was to hit play everyday!! Just having a baby 3 1/2 months ago and a two year old time was very tricky to workout and always used that excuse not to workout do to the lack of time! T25 helped me over come this challenge because it was only 25 min a day and there is no excuse not to find 25 min in my life to change it!!
Why did you choose this particular program?*
Only 25 minutes a day! For a busy mom of two small children I found 25 minutes every day to get it done and continue on being the best mother I could! Anyone can give 25 minutes of their life to a new and better you. Before you know it I hit start and was halfway through then it was over in a blink of an eye! The toughest 25 minutes of my day but looked forward to feeling amazing every time I was finished with it! Gave me something to look forward to daily!!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?*
That it was only 25 minutes a day and I was able to find the time to get my workout in with my crazy schedule!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*
I am so exited to post my before and after pictures ! I lost a total of 21 pounds and around 19 inches. Went from 180 pounds to 159 pounds! I went from a size 16 pants to a size 10!!! I’m most proud of sticking it out for all ten weeks! When I hit the halfway point and saw my 30 day results I new I had to push play everyday in order to get the most out of this program and for myself! I’m so thankful I got through this program and stuck it out! So amazed with how I look and feel!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*
Wow where do I begin, I have so much more energy for my kids! I’m not as tired as I was before starting the program! I don’t even need my coffee anymore, thanks to shakeology! It has boosted my energy to a whole new level! I look and feel so much more confident in my own cloths and when I go out I get compliments all the time and people stating”I can’t believe you have a 3 month old baby” I crave to workout now and look forward to dripping in sweat daily! This program has made me a better person, less stressed and more energized for my life and for my family! Thank you beach body for coming out with such an amazing program that works for busy people!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Yes my challenge group kept me motivated and answered my questions all the time! We had weekly Saturday results day and we all said our stats and how we would do more or less the next week with our nutrition, workouts and activity level!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
My overall blood pressure and labs were not effected. I am always within range with them!
Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
No everything was normal before I started program and they remain normal now.
If you are interested in Focus T25 (here), Shakeology ( here), or BOTH (here)-- shoot me an email at or follow the links provided. :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Transformation Tuesday: Cara B. - A Focus T25 Success Story!

Transformation Tuesday!

Cara B. - A Focus T25 Success Story!

Cara's story in her own words - "Before I lost 30 lbs. with T25 I felt like a typical run-down mom. I had gaining over 80 lbs. while pregnant and was depressed. "Who was this person in the mirror?", I'd ask myself. "Where did all my energy go?" All I did was lie on the couch, watch TV, and eat myself into the next day. Then I'd do it all over again. Whenever I did find a little bit of my old-self and get dressed up to have some adult time, I'd try on everything in my closet only to realize just how much I had let myself go. But it wasn't just my body and my attitude that changed. The more depressed I got the more seizures I started having. This is when I realized it was time to change before I ended up really hurting myself, or others around me. So I turned to my father, who's a Beachbody Coach, and asked for help.

I chose FOCUS T25 because of my lack of time. With a toddler running around, only putting in 25 minutes a day for an hour's worth of results sounded great to me! I used to run on the elliptical for half an hour but I never saw any results. With T25, change happened fast. In 60 days I went from 164 lbs. to 134, and from a size 15 to a 7. My waist shrunk from a 36 to a 28, I lost 4 inches in my hips, 8 in my chest, 2 in my arms and 3 inches in my thighs.

I now also drink Shakeology every day for breakfast. Before I discovered this miracle meal I used to skip out on breakfast and lunch because I just flat out didn't have the energy to make myself anything to eat. Now I make a shake every morning and throw anything and everything I can find into the blender. It's just soooooo easy! I've also noticed that I have way more energy throughout my day and can easily accomplish things like getting groceries, working out, and taking my daughter to the park. I literally feel like I have energy coming out of my ears. I've also gained way more patience with my daughter and don't get as aggravated with her as I did before. We laugh and play so much more now and that is one of the greatest gifts I could've ever asked for.

But I couldn't have made such a huge change in my life if it wasn't for my amazing Challenge Group. This incredible group of people knew exactly how I felt and what I was going through and were the greatest support team I could have ever asked for. In the beginning, my greatest challenge was thinking that I couldn't lose weight or change my ways. But with my team's support, I exceeded my goals and couldn't be more proud of myself. Finally, I'm confident in myself again and know I can do anything I put my mind to!

Today I can do everyday things without getting light headed or out of breath. I can bring a basket of laundry up the stairs, take my daughter on 2-mile park walks, play with her on the Jungle Jim, and chase her around. I'm no longer tired and just wearing a spot into the couch. And I'm no longer awake at 2 am eating a family size bag of chips or a whole bag of "fun size" Twix. My seizures are finally under control and I've never felt better in my life.

Now a days people say, "I wish I looked like you!" and "How did you do it?" And I just love that! I've missed those compliments. And now that I feel complete, emotionally and physically, I'm helping others the same way I was helped. Thanks you Beachbody, you saved me. You truly did!!!

You can change your life, too. Take The Beachbody Challenge™, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody® program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.
For more information on how YOU can join the Beachbody Challenge, please email me at or find me at Flabby Mom to FIT Mom!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Motivation Monday: What motivates YOU?!

Motivation Monday

   What motivates you to pursue a dream, achieve a goal, step outside of your comfort zone?? I know that for me, seeing others achieve success in their professional/personal life helps to motivate me to emulate their success in my own life. It's not so much a competition with them as it is with myself. To be stronger, better, faster, more efficient, more fit, more healthy, just MORE than I was the previous day.  It's not about power, money, fame, etc. for me -- it's about the challenge with myself.

  For example, right now, as you all know, I am pursuing my goal of completing ChaLEAN Extreme again and getting 10 lbs off of me by New Years. I still have 7 lbs to get to that goal and only a few weeks to do it. I know that my eating hasn't been 100% and my workouts this past week were less than perfect -- so over the next 3 weeks, I will be very strict with my diet and really push myself with my workouts to reach my goal!

  I also have a business goal of reaching Diamond rank in my Beachbody business by New Years. In order to do that, I will have to not only step outside of my comfort zone in speaking to new people, but actually discussing the business side of Beachbody with them. It's one of those things that make me nervous -- so much so that I break out in a sweat. I WILL do it, though, because I have committed to the goal -- not only to myself, but to others close to me.

   So, I ask YOU -- what motivates you to do what you do?  Leave me a comment below -- I love to hear about what makes others tick. :)


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Workout Wednesday: What IS ChaLEAN Extreme??

Workout Wednesday: What IS ChaLEAN Extreme??
     I know, you've read about me re-starting my journey with this program ChaLEAN Extreme.  And, I know that you've probably been wondering exactly what ChaLEAN Extreme involves...well, check out this quick video to see what I'm doing everyday and to learn more about what's included in the program.
I personally know the results that this program can produce because I used it exclusively, along with Shakeology, to lose nearly 60 pounds in 6 months. After 30 days, the phase is switched and you're body is left guessing -- revving your metabolism and burning off fat!  My first two rounds, I only had 5, 8, and 10 lb dumbbells to get me through all three phases, so I didn't really BUILD the muscle that I wanted, but I did burn a TON of fat!  This time around, I'm using the selecttech weights that Chalene uses in the videos. (Thanks to my sweet hubby, who bought them for us as a valentine's day gift!) So, I'm looking forward to really PUSHING myself throughout the Push phase of the program.
If you have any questions about the program, the nutrition plan included, or Shakeology, feel free to shoot me a message at !
Keep following along with me on my journey!  I hope to help inspire and motivate other moms to go from flabby to FIT! Find me on Facebook at Flabby Mom to Fit Mom!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Transformation Tuesday: 2 Week Progress with ChaLEAN Extreme

Transformation Tuesday: 2 Week Progress with ChaLEAN Extreme

As promised, here is my two week check in with ChaLEAN Extreme

My photos don't show a ton of difference (to me - sorry for the poor's beyond time for a new phone), but we also had a holiday thrown in the mix! ;)  (Yes, I enjoyed Thanksgiving goodies in moderation!)

My measurements are starting to look a little better!

Day 1                      Day 14
Weight: 143             140.5
Chest: 34.5              34.5
Waist: 29                 28  (down 1 in.!)
Love Handles: 36      35 (down 1 in.!)
Hips: 40                   39 (down 1 in.!)
R Thigh: 24              23 (down 1 in.!)
L Thigh: 23.25          23 (down .25 in.!)
R Calf: 14                 13.75 (down .25 in.!)
L Calf: 14                 13.75 (down .25 in.!)
R Bicep: 11.5            11 (down .5 in.!)
L Bicep: 11.5             11 (down .5 in.!)
R Forearm: 9.75        9.5 (down .25 in.!)
L Forearm: 9.25         9 (down .25 in.!)

So a total of 2.5 lbs and 6.25 inches in the first 14 days of ChaLEAN Extreme. I'm using Shakeology as a snack during the day, but will begin using it as a meal replacement from here on out! I'm excited to see the changes over the NEXT two weeks, so be sure to check back on December 17th to see my official 30 day photos before I start the PUSH phase of the program!

If you would like to join me on this journey back to health and fitness, please shoot me an email at or join me at my facebook page Flabby Mom to FIT Mom! I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your journey with you!

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