Ashley was a new mom who had just given birth to her third child. When she found the weight was not dropping off as easily as it had with her first two children, she found PiYo and FOCUS T25 to help her get back in shape. In 4 months, she lost 34 lbs and 25 inches! Read her story in her own words, below:
In November 2013, I gave birth to my third baby. After my first two pregnancies, the pregnancy weight quickly fell off. Once I had given birth to my third, I realized the weight was not going anywhere. I developed poor eating habits during pregnancy (eating for two, right?!) and they continued after his birth. I was tired… not just “new mom” tired, but completely exhausted. I had promised my older two children that after the baby was born, I would have more energy and be able to play like I had before, but I couldn’t. There was so much guilt. Guilt for letting myself get to this point, for letting my children down, for setting a poor example for them.
I reluctantly borrowed some size 16 pants from a friend because I refused to buy a larger size when I had a closet full of size 10 clothes that I would eventually fit into… right? Wrong. The pants fit. It was a sad realization for me of how much I needed this change. I decided to fully commit to transforming my life.
I began with PiYo. I stuck to the workout schedule and the nutrition guide. I lost 6 lbs my first week! I lost weight every week after. More than that, I lost inches week after week. Once I had completed PiYo, I started Focus T25. Every week, I kept expecting to see that weight loss plateau but it didn’t! I just kept losing and I kept getting stronger. My diet did a complete 180. I am eating clean and being an example for my children. They’re even starting to eat the vegetables without too many complaints! Through eating clean, drinking Shakeology, and daily exercise, I have all of the energy I had hoped for, that I was certain I would never have again! I thought I might never be myself again before I started with Beachbody, but I finally feel like I am back to the person I was long ago!
I can keep up with my kids and I am not begging for daily naps. My strength, flexibility, and endurance have improved drastically. In total, I have lost 34 lbs (20 lbs with PiYo and an additional 14 lbs with T25) and 25 inches! Losing 6 inches in your waist and 7 inches in your hips is shocking! I dropped from those size 16 pants all the way down to a size 8! I feel amazing. I can be the mom I promised my children I would be. I am committed to a healthy lifestyle and I am ready to tackle the next challenge!
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