"I had just had my 5th and final child and the last 3 were within 4 years so I was feeling huge and tired.
I was a runner and I had run until I was 7 months pregnant and then walked up until I broke my elbow at 34 weeks into my last pregnancy.
I started running again when my baby was 4 weeks old. I was running 4 miles every other day and on my off days I was doing kickboxing. I was ready to get my body back. I had only gained 25 lbs. with the last pregnancy but I started at 150 lbs. which was 20 lbs. over my high school weight.
So here I was at 160 lbs. I remember going to play tennis (which I love) and running around the court. I remember feeling so heavy and like my weight was slowing me down.
It was at my daughter's 1st birthday and I had gotten down to 150 lbs. again that I was realizing that all the exercising I had been doing for that whole year was NOT making a huge difference.
Something needed to change.
Why were all my friends in our group still complaining that they couldn't lose weight?
Why were my couple of friends who quit running looking skinnier?
I started researching around for the new "diet" that would finally help me lose the last 10 lbs. (my goal was to get back to 140 lbs.) I was actually at the store on New Year's Eve buying lots of "rabbit food" when I ran into my friend Jennifer. I told her I was so tired of being fat and exercising all the time without results, and she told me she had started doing this program called, Fit Yummy Mummy. She was so excited about it, so I got home from the store and looked it up on the internet.
I read everything there was to read and it all made sense to me. I have always loved fitness and health and have read everything I can about it so I think I am pretty educated in the latest and greatest.
I just knew that this was the key, this was what I had been looking for. This was not a gimmick and this looked like something that I would stick with forever. I looked at Holly and thought, wow look at her, she looks great and she is telling me how I can look like that too. I signed up right then and there. I started my first resistance session that day.
I was so excited.
I knew this was going to work for I believed in strength training but I had always just used the bands and light weights before. I set my goals and dove in. I wanted to get back down to 140lbs, and tone up my body. I wanted arms that people would say, wow she looks strong!! I have always had big "athletic" thighs and I wanted to shrink those too.
After just 2 weeks into Fit Yummy Mummy I was noticing a difference.
I used to go to bed at 9:00 because I was so exhausted, now I have so much energy. I was down to 142 lbs. and people were starting to ask what I was doing.
I kept at it, never missing a workout. How could you not want to exercise with this program? It only takes me 15 minutes a day and it is fun. Always different, I can change it up so many ways that it is always a fun challenge. I have enjoyed it so much that I have never missed a workout since I started January 4th.
I have even started noticing that my stomach is beginning to form a six pack!!
After 5 kids, that seemed impossible!
I have not done a single sit up since starting Fit Yummy Mummy either!!
People ask me which ab exercises I am doing the most, I tell them I am just following Holly's workout progressions.
I am so surprised that in 15 minutes a day, I am getting far better results than I was getting when I was working out every day for over an hour!
My Fit Yummy Mummy Workouts
I am and always have been very consistent with my workouts. I never miss them. I remember at first I could only complete 2 regular pushups and had to finish up with knee pushups.
Now, I am doing 30 regular pushups with one leg elevated, decline pushups, and 1 arm MB pushups!! I can do the side plank with leg raise and yes, I can even do burpees for 1 min!!
I am proud to say that since I have started Fit Yummy Mummy I don't even miss the junk. My new favorite breakfast is a fruit smoothie.
I am careful about choosing my foods and making sure they have a high protein and fiber content so that it will keep me full until the next mini meal.
For me, nutrition is all about changing my percentages. I feel like every time I eat I am making a better choice than the time before. It is about making choices and choosing what you will put in your body. I never focus on the things I can't have, I focus on the things I can have. Holly has made it so easy to make those right choices.
To date, I am now 135 lbs, yes, 5 lbs. less than what my initial goal was.
Imagine after 5 kids and being back at that weight!!
My arms are toned, and my stomach is flat, my thighs are firmer, and I feel great. I can look in the mirror and like what I see. For me, that is my biggest accomplishment. This is a whole new lifestyle for me and I can see myself doing it for the rest of my life.
Fit Yummy Mummy has changed my life. I am in control of my body. I now have the knowledge and tools that it takes to stay in control.
I used to be the mom sitting on the bench at the park, now I am up and playing and running around (sneaking in some pullups) playing with my kids.
There is never an excuse to not fit in 15 minutes a day of exercise. If I, a mom of 5 can find time, anyone can. It is fun. I have never missed a workout nor have I gotten bored with any of it. I look forward to each and every workout!
I will be a Fit Yummy Mummy for the rest of my life. Thank you Holly for giving me the tools and power to transform my body and my life." ~ Maria, Mom of Five (10, 8, 5, 3, and 1 year old), Idaho
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