- Before Weight: 207.6 lbs
- After Weight: 167 lbs
- Before Measurements:
- 46.5 in. waist
- 43 in. hips
- After Measurements:
- 35 in. waist
- 40 in. hips
My biggest struggles were being consistent and trying to be perfect. I wanted to do everything perfect and if I messed up, I felt like a failure.
I have always wanted to change, but I just had a hard time being consistent. I wanted to be a better, more active mom. I wanted my confidence back.
My biggest concern was failing again or not doing the “right” things. I told myself that this was the last chance for me. I would give it my all and see what happens.
The hardest thing to change was my mind. The all or nothing thinking and being a perfectionist. I used to think that one slip off my plan was a reason to binge. I learned along the way that one slip is no big deal in the grand scheme of things. I could reevaluate and still be on plan I just needed to adjust along the way.
Carter’s words and experience helped when I didn’t believe in myself.
The lowest point for me was when I thought about quitting. I was gone to camp for a long weekend and I was up a few pounds and just didn’t feel like I could do it anymore.
It was then and there that I knew my life was forever changed because I didn’t quit. I just picked up with doing what I needed to do and went on to lose more weight and get healthier. In my weak moments or when I didn’t believe in myself, I had the encouragement I needed to be forever changed. Sometimes I had to reread my emails and words from carter when I needed a boost of encouragement.
I did achieve what I set out for. I wanted a balance in my life. I wanted to be able to go out to a restaurant with friends unexpectedly and know I was in control of the situation. I could go eat ice cream with my kids and not feel guilty about it or that I wasn’t being perfect or that I “shouldn’t” eat any.
I absolutely made the right decision. I found the balance in my life I wanted.
Definitely the accountability. The diet & exercise strategies we followed were simple, but your support helped me stay consistent! My goal right now is to built tons of muscle, especially glutes and abs. I know this might include gaining some weight, and I am completely fine with that.
My future plans are to continue with my balance I created. I have new habits in place that I will stick to and I would like to tone up some more, so I’ll be eating in a deficit for a while longer. I also want to set some new strength goals to go after.
Maybe a pull up one day ????