October 21, 2012 by sgacke
I am a military wife, student, and as of right now a stay at home mother. I have one son named Hunter and he is my pride and joy! I gained nearly 90 lbs with him. I had a hard time doing hikes, sports with the hubby, and everything else that involved me being active. The first 2 years of my son’s life, I worked out whenever I felt like it, not really giving it my all and definitely not eating healthy. I always made excuses about being sick, body hurting, having too many things to do, and being tired just because I didn’t want to go to the gym. I was tired of being lazy, unhealthy, and depressed. I was absolutely miserable. It was really starting to affect my marriage along with being able to keep up with my son. I was paying for a trainer and lost about 10 lbs but nothing like I wanted or needed. So, it started when I quit my job and began the “stay at home mother” job. I was working out, but then I thought cardio was what women needed to do to lose weight. September 2011, I had a friend post a challenge on FB from www.bodybuilding.com. It was a LiveShredded 12 week Transformation Contest. I took it as she was aiming it towards me and was hurt by it but took it by the horns and was determined to prove to everybody that I could do this. I gave it a shot, what would it hurt. Right? I started seeing results instantly with my health and energy. I gained self esteem, my health back, energy, and confidence! I set my goal for the 12 weeks at being in a size 8/10 and around 160. I started at 245 and my size was 22. I completed the 12 weeks like it was nothing and was VERY happy with my results but wanted MORE! The first 12 weeks I did Jamie Eason’s 12 week LiveFit program. My goals changed quickly. I continued to workout and eat healthy. It then became a lifestyle for me. I did another 12 weeks recently which was James Wilson’s 12 week program. LOVED IT! But as I continue to reach my short term/small goals, I want more so my goals continue to change. I recently have made the goal of: Living a healthy life and looking fabulous naked! 🙂 Here’s to that goal! Let’s do this together!! I have NEVER felt better than I do now! Cheers!