A Transformation Champion
Before Fit Yummy Mummy, my heart was always there to loose weight, but the success wasn’t.
I tried Weight Watchers with no results, working out at Curves, with minimal results and I was even taking prescription medication to loose weight. I lost weight, but not much. This was not the body I wanted for myself. I met Holly one day at a gym and learned about Fit Yummy Mummy.
I was skeptical about following a program from a book, but I gave it a try anyway.
When the Fit Yummy Mummy Transformation Challenge first started, I wasn’t going to join. However, I liked the fact that you had to workout each week, and post it, so I joined the challenge for the accountability and motivation to complete my workouts each week. Even though I had no confidence that I would win, the possibility of it and the sincere hope of a new body at the end of 12 weeks made me enter the challenge.
The past 12 weeks have shown me:
• What it takes to loose fat
• Loosing “weight” versus fat
• How to boost my metabolism
• How to increase lean muscle
• Lean muscle burns more calories than cardio exercises
• Too much cardio CAN hurt you
• What intervals are, and how to do them properly
• PROPER NUTRITION
Proper nutrition is the KEY component of the whole challenge. Many components help to loose fat, but proper nutrition is the DEAL BREAKER! That component alone can cause you to shed fat without doing ANY exercises. This key element helped me to say no to the many opportunities to have cheat meals. I have so much more energy now that I am eating the right foods at the right times.
Renetta's Stats's 2/22 Through 5/10
Bust 34.5 (2/22) Bust 34 (5/10) loss of 1/2"
Waist 28.5 (2/22) Waist 27 (5/10) loss of 1 1/2"
Abdomen 37.5 (2/22) Abdomen 33 (5/10) loss of 4 1/2"
Hips 41.5 (2/22) Hips 40 (5/10) loss of 1 1/2"
Thighs 25 (2/22) Thighs 24 (5/10) loss of 1"
Arms 11.25 (2/22 Arms 10 (5/10) loss of 1 1/4"
Weight 160lbs (2/22) Weight 146 loss of 14 lbs
Total loss of 10.25" and 14 lbs
One day at a time.
During the introductory phase of the challenge, I couldn’t do a push-up and planks were a challenge. Week after week, I did my workouts and increased my weights.
By week 8, I was doing 8-10 push-ups and by week 9, I was doing planks with one leg elevated. I set a goal to do this program, and I did it to my best ability. I am 28 and have NEVER committed to ANY workout for over a week.
The workouts in this program are challenging, but because they can be done at home, take less than 30 minutes to complete, and only require a 3 workout per week commitment, I didn’t miss a single workout.
Although the program is easy to follow, there were some difficult times. I received support from other Fit Yummy Mummy’s and Holly’s motivational calls to pull me though. I followed the nutritional guidelines as closely as possible and with very few cheats.
I gave this challenge my all, and got far more out of it, than I imagined.
From this point forward, I will continue to eat healthy and to workout 3 times per week. Once I reach my goal weight/size I plan to remain active. They used to say, “If you don’t use it, you’ll loose it.” I don’t want to loose Fit Yummy Mummy, I don’t want to loose this feeling I have inside. The things I have learned from this program will be with me always.
~ Renetta Boykins
Proud Member of ClubFYM
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A Transformation Champion