Monday, November 9, 2015
I started a weight loss journey when Cody was about 9 months old. This picture was taken October 2015. I was not happy with my weight but nursing is always a struggle for me and I feel like I have to eat a lot to keep my milk supply. So I started a Health Challenge through Meltdown Challenge when my cousin encouraged me to join. She was my Health Coach and I loved being a part of a group that supported me and encouraged me every day! I was surprised to lose 7 pounds in my first challenge of 6 weeks when I was still nursing and my goal wasn't even to lose weight! It was mainly to eat healthier. My exercise has always been consistent so I knew my diet needed to change.
This is me before my last Health Challenge I did starting June 2015. I was down 13 lbs from the picture up above
This picture was taken July 2015. I was so excited to meet my weight goal!!! I am 20 lbs lighter than the very top picture!
Once I got down to the desired weight I continued my exercise pursuits. I go to Fitcamp at our local YMCA 3 times a week and very recently our trainer had us do a 6 week bench press routine along with our other workout. I increased my bench max from 155lbs to 170lbs! I never thought I would ever be able to lift that much. EVER! It was such a rush. I had to get a guns picture as proof of what I have accomplished! My workout buddy Whitney pushes me hard every workout!