Transformation Tuesday

For this edition of Transformation Tuesday, I thought I’d do something a little different and showcase my own weight loss from a couple years ago. You’ve got to be your own inspiration, right?


These first pictures were taken exactly three weeks after I had my first child, May 2010. I was still wearing maternity clothes (because nothing else came close to remotely fitting) and I weighed about 236 pounds. I had gained 73 pounds with that pregnancy and it definitely showed. I knew i had to lose the weight. As soon as I was cleared by my doctor, I began exercising and following the Quick Fit System by Gilad. Because I was also nursing, the weight came off slowly. But I did get results. I lost almost 20 pounds in 12 weeks.


I then began a Taebo program for about 6 weeks and lost another 10 pounds. At the same time, I started back up with my schooling and life caught up with me really fast. With the lack of free time, my exercise habits took the back burner and my healthy eating habits dwindled. I ate healthy when I could and exercised if I had time, and my weight floated between 200-210 pounds. I wasn’t happy with that, but I also didn’t have the motivation to change it. That is, until March 2011 when my then-boyfriend proposed to me on my birthday! I set a goal to lose the extra weight and get in shape for my wedding, which we set for July 2011. I had 4 months to shape up.

I started doing Taebo and jogging with my daughter and I noticed the weight begin to come off again. It was a slow but steady process, and by the time July rolled around, I had reached my goal weight for the wedding of 180 pounds, a loss of about 20 pounds in 4 months.



And here I am at the wedding!


After honeymooning for a week, I got a little bit off track and lost sight of my goals. The wedding was over and I didn’t have the same motivation I had before to lose weight. I decided I needed to up my game and find a new workout routine that would challenge my body even more, so I bought Turbofire. It was exactly what I needed.


With Turbofire, I lost an additional 15 pounds and really began to firm up my body and gain some muscle definition. I had a goal in mind: to look like one of those fitness models, and I was fully prepared to push myself and my body to it’s limits. But, the hubby couldn’t resist my new body and I found out I was pregnant in December 2011. Which brings me to where I am now, trying to lose my baby weight and get back to where I was physically so I can begin the process of sculpting my body how I want it.


This is proof that I’ve got what it takes inside of me to lose this weight. While this might not be the best transformation I’ve posted about, it is the one that motivates me the most!
Stay strong!


Transformation Tuesday

It’s time for another inspirational transformation!

Meet Valerie.


Valerie decided to change her life after having skin cancer removed. For 12 weeks she wrote in a food journal what she ate, what exercise she did, and how she felt. She put herself on a 1,300 calorie diet and left no foods off limits but instead ate anything she wanted in moderation.

As she neared the 12 week end, she began to plateau. To combat this, Valerie added a few supplements, monitored her food cravings and feelings about food and exercise, and actually increased her daily caloric intake, eating 300-500 calories more per day and focusing on healthier nutrition. It’s definitely paid off!

Valerie’s three best tips?
1. Calorie deficit
2. Consistency
3. Being active
The perfect trio of necessity spoken from a true warrior.


Great work, Valerie. You are an inspiration!

Transformation Tuesday

First, let me say that this is an incredible website for motivation. It’s where I’ve found this amazing transformation.

Here is Caitlyn.



She started with Insanity and says she achieved amazing results but ultimately wanted more out of her body. A friend convinced her to sign up for a bikini body competition and she got a trainer and began changing her life, competing in a few competitions and getting first in one! To make it even better, her husband was deployed before she began her transformation, so she had extra motivation to look her best to surprise him when he returned.

I love her take on sticking with it. She says you have to “think of it as your job” and never give up. So true.

Congratulations on your transformation and here’s to your continued success!