Now, 6 months after I began, I have lost 20 pounds, and I've gone from a size 10/12 to a size 4/6. Last week I fit into a size 2 dress!
I was 31 years old, and at 145 pounds I was the heaviest I had ever been. The weight had been creeping up slowly for the past few years after a full hysterectomy at age 28, and a thyroid disease diagnosis. The last year things had really gotten out of control, and my weight, and clothing size, was quickly going up. My knees hurt, I was tired and sluggish, and because I had opted out of hormone replacement after my hysterectomy my risk of developing osteoporosis was sky high, and worsened by the fact of my sedentary lifestyle. I had missed the family backpacking trip the previous June because I just couldn't keep up. I was out of shape and out of sorts, but I lacked the knowledge to make any real or lasting change.
I knew I had to do something, but as a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of two kids, I didn't know how to fit exercise into my daily routine, and I had no idea how to effectively workout. We had also just moved to care for my parents' house and property while they pursued a three year job opportunity. I definitely didn't see how I could fit anything else into my life.
Now comes the game changer. I was doing internet searches for workout routines, and FitOrbit came up in the results. I will always be thankful for that day! I found an online coupon, and for a little over $1.00 a day I was able to begin my journey to becoming a better steward of me.
I dropped weight quickly at first, and religiously logged every meal and exercise. By my 32nd birthday in late April, 11 weeks after starting my program, I had lost 11 pounds! Shortly after my birthday I got very sick. I put my plan on hold, and then completely fell off the wagon. If I hadn't had the accountability of my trainer, my journey would have ended there. Thank God for Ashley and Elizabeth!
Now, 6 months after I began, I have lost 20 pounds, and I've gone from a size 10/12 to a size 4/6. Last week I fit into a size 2 dress! My eating habits have changed for the better, and I've finally quit my sugar habit. Best of all, I'm finally taking care of the most amazing gift God has given me- my body.
I never could have accomplished these things without, first, Ashley's help as she cheered me on and helped me take my first baby steps. Now, with the help of Elizabeth, I'm learning to tone and shape my body in ways I didn't know I could! I love FitOrbit! I can't wait for this years backpacking trip, and I can't wait to see what Elizabeth and I can accomplish in the next 6 months!