It’s not a fad. It’s a way of life. Sure, you don’t lose 50 lbs in a month but it is gone for good. This is how she did it- 5 months of dedication, healthy eating, and lifestyle changes and here she is 18 lbs and 18.75 inches later.
From Michelle: “I have been wanting to lose my “baby weight” (my baby is almost three) for a long time now but I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom, who can not go to a gym, so it was a little difficult. After seeing many facebook post on being healthy, I finally decided to take the plunge and ask Anna for help. She was more than willing to help personalize workouts that I could do at home with the equipment available to me.
I was of the mindset that I had to do cardio for at least an hour or more a day to try to lose weight and I was not making much progress. When I did, I just gained it back in the next few months. I don’t think I really knew what I was getting into but saw the results in her life and wanted to move in that direction. I started off with a full meal plan and a workout for the first month. I was SHOCKED to see how much weights were included in my plan and not as much cardio as I had thought I should do. The meal plan also threw me for a loop. I got to eat 6 times a day. For me, that was difficult. I committed to the plan and decided to do my best.
I have to admit, the first few weeks were the hardest. I had to make myself eat at certain times and be sure that I got my workout in. I never really feel like I did all that I should have done but I always gave it my best. Anna was only a text away if I needed encouragement, suggestions, instruction on an exercise and so much more. By the end of the first month I was feeling hungry when I should be eating and I was getting into the routine of working out and feeling confident. Then came month two, a whole new workout. Ouch! I could tell each month when I got a new workout that Anna was taking my personal needs into consideration and not only giving me a full body workout but also targeting areas that I needed. The first week of every new month was humbling and the last week was encouraging. All the way Anna was helping me and encouraging me not to give up.
Each month helping me to feel more confident in my lifestyle change and showing me the difference that it was making when I was feeling discouraged. My most treasured memory of these last five months is what my kids have seen and the example this has given them. They have seen that it takes hard work and dedication to change and form a good habit. They have learned that Mom can really have muscles- big brownie points with my boys. They have also seen that accountability to someone else, aka “the crazy lady,” is a good thing and has great results. Anna’s influence in my life has been more than a workout and a meal plan. She has been teaching me how to make this a lifestyle. As I type, I am making blueberry muffins, something that I thought would be forever off limits but Anna has helped me learn how to alter recipes and cook/bake healthy. I am looking forward to continuing my workout routines and I have no desire to stop eating clean.
Thank you, Anna, for helping me live healthier so that in exchange I can really enjoy life with the energy needed to keep up with theses kids.”