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OK, so you did it.
You clicked on this link to hear more.
I love that you did that! Really, I am.
I believe in telling the truth and being up-front, so let me tell you this: I am, in fact, an affiliate of this program. That means for every person who enrolls, I get a fee in return for that referral.
I’m telling you straight out because I don’t want there to be confusion, and yet, I also don’t want that to turn you off.
Given my type of work, I have the opportunity to be an affiliate for many programs and this is the only one I promote. I didn’t start sharing this program with my friends and family until I had success of my own to share.
Now, you couldn’t stop me if you tried.
This program is just too damn good.
So, on to the rest of the story… (And the super telling photos, which I know is why you’re really here…you’re not all that sneaky!)
As I mentioned in my Facebook post, I’m now wearing clothes that I haven’t worn for over 7 years. And yes, babies change our bodies, but this was more than that.
I had just resigned myself to the fact that this was my new body. I had decided it couldn’t be different.
When I first saw my best friend’s Facebook post about the program back in early August, I was drinking beer and eating fried food at another friend’s house. At this point, I was at my all-time high non-pregnancy weight. I couldn’t believe the number on the scale. (And yes, that’s not even close to the only measure of health, but still.)
Having consumed just enough beers to invoke my shopping trigger finger and completely lose my sense of rationality, I bought the program.
I didn’t even talk to my best friend beforehand. I just bought it.
As soon as the information came to me, I was instantly pissed at myself.
There was no magic bullet: this was going to require effort on my part. (Damn.)
I’d tell you all the details, but I’d prefer you check them out here. Amanda explains the rationale behind every single facet of this program…and none of it is by coincidence.
I’d rather tell you about my personal experience with it because I swear to you, I’m a beer-drinking, North Dakota girl who likes meat and potatoes and Lord knows I love me a good chocolate cake.
In this last round, I had several dear friends join me and they’re seeing amazing results, too, and we’re only halfway through! I want to share this with all the women in my life because if you have any frustration with your health and fitness levels, I just don’t think it has to be that way.
Here’s what you can expect…
Ultimately, even though the whole thing took some getting used to and probably seems scary AF to you right now, I can’t imagine ever changing my lifestyle from this one. My body continues to burn fat and lean out which is honestly just an incredible feeling.
This super personal photo series proves it.
I think a progression of photos is important because these results happen over time. Initially, you might feel like nothing’s happening. Then suddenly, you’ll go to try on a pair of pants and they’ll be looser. Soon enough, that same pair of pants won’t fit at all.
The last 2 photos are only taken 21 days apart and in between them, I lost another 5.5 inches. I was leaving for a trip to Jamaica and really buckled down on the nutrition side of the program. This program WORKS!
Below is the side-by-side of the before on 7.24.17 and the final taken on 1.23.18. Beneath the photo is total losses in both weight and inches.
Total weight lost: 19 pounds
Total inches lost: 20 inches (measurements taken on waist, butt, hips, thighs, and bust)
This isn’t a “look at me” kind of post. This is a “look what’s possible” post. I’m now approaching a weight that I haven’t seen since before having babies and that makes me feel proud.
I still get to eat most of what I really want, within reason, and I still celebrate with food occasionally. The best part is that this program doesn’t require the purchase of specific food, like shakes or supplements. There are suggestions for those if you’d like them, but this is a whole food program.
They say “if it has a mother or came from the earth” it’s on the menu!
In all truth, I’ve gone WAY off the rails more than once since August (I did 2 6-week rounds and I’m now enrolled in the monthly VIP program) and I’m still seeing progress.
UPDATE: October 8,2018
I’ve been following this program for over a year now and have been enrolled in the monthly VIP program since December of last year.
I’ve been dedicated to my workouts but as of late, my nutrition was really starting to slip. (i.e. too many random glasses of wine and more than the occasional treat)
This morning, I decided to take my measurements to see where I was.
Every single one of them had gone up.
Normally, this would take me into a tailspin of how much I suck, how pathetic I am, and all the things that accompany your standard-issue self-loathing.
Instead, I looked at the data and realized it was simply time to recommit.
Recommit to a program that I know works for me.
I opted into a 30-day trial of the premium version of the tracking app we use in the program, then I revisited my macro-determination website and input them.
Today’s a new day.
But it’s absolutely nothing like starting over.
This is a lifestyle. It’s one that I can go fully into and dial back when and if I desire.
The mental component is the game-changer for me. I don’t hate myself because I went “off-plan”. I can give myself grace because I’m a human being. (who happens to love wine)
And although I’m not in love with where I’m at right at this very moment, I get to recommit. And I know how.
That feels powerful and strong to me.
That’s what I want for you. Of course feel free to ask me ANY questions but the holidays are coming and without a plan, that can mean major derailment from your goals.
This might feel like THE worst time to start a plan like that but I encourage to realize that by starting now, you’ll be so ready for the new year because you’ll already have built many of the great habits you need.
My work is to help women get their grooves back. A healthy strong physical body is a huge component of that.
All my love to you wherever you are on your health journey.