Weightloss Motivation in Spades.

 It's transformation Tuesday and my Time Hop App brought up a pre-marriage beach trip from 2008 to OBX. Honestly, I didn't really think I looked that bad at the time, see my level of body image is based off what I think I can achieve with my body type. I don't compare myself to others {much} and sit around sad because I wasn't born with skinny genes. I was 25 years old and had little knowledge on exercise and healthy eating, I just assumed I was meant to be a bigger 'boned' girl. I had a good life, people who loved me, and friends, my weight didn't define me. If you'd asked me to go for a run I would have laughed in your face, running was not even a gleam in my eye back then.

I'm going to turn 34 this month and I'm in the best shape of my life after having 2 kids. I would say one of the top reasons women want to be healthy and get in shape after having children is to set a good example for them. Madison and Aiden top my list of motivational factors for sure, Oliver's on there too, but there is only so much nudging I can do on that man. 

5 years ago I did my first Advocare cleanse, I can't even tell you how freaking hard that was for me. It was my first foray into 'clean eating' and I remember being very skeptical listening to the 'pitch' at boot camp and honestly the ONLY reason I tried it was because everyone else was, peer pressure at it's best. Actually, it was more that I had support and guidance through the 10 days and after I lost 10 pounds I was hooked. I felt so amazing! 

I am the first person to tell you that there is NO substitute for hard work and eating right, Advocare is not a magic pill that's going to make you lose weight. For a long while I only used the Cleanse and Spark, but as my workouts changed so did my supplements. As I tweaked my diet I learned the benefits to adding in daily multivitamins, fish oil, and probiotics. Two weeks ago Rotovirus went through my family, I'm talking everyone was sick for DAYS, except me. I was the lone person to not have any issues and I'm giving all that credit to the fact that I take a daily probiotic, in fact I've started giving a daily to both kids to prevent this from hopefully happening again. Oliver doesn't listen, so if he gets sick that's alllllll on him ;) Not all probiotics are created equally so do your research before buying. Anyways, Advocare has always done well for me which is why I share that with y'all, but please don't email asking me which products help you lose weight, obviously I would be a size 2 if they had a magic pill. 

Staying consistent with my workouts is what helped me reach my goals.

Staying on track with food is the biggest factor in losing in weight, I don't care if you ever step foot in a gym or run a quarter mile, if you eat less than you burn you will lose weight. I prefer to workout like a beast and eat more to fuel that, just my preference.

I also pull motivation from social media, my weight loss groups have just been freaking awesome. I've met so many wonderful women and seen some women just KILL it! It's not because of me, it's the community of women.

"In June of last year I realized that in the 5 years since Noah was born, I had only lost 12lbs. TWELVE POUNDS. IN 5 YEARS. Redonkulous. I set a goal to lose 30lbs by my 30th birthday (Joe was skeptical to say the least) smile emoticon, and I reached that goal by October. So I set a new goal- lose 50lbs by the time I turn 30 and as of yesterday, I reached that goal- a week early!

Tough love talk for anyone who's gonna ask "What's your secret?" or "What did you do?": I'm here to tell you, there are no shortcuts. There is no pill, shake, program, etc. that will do the work for you. Eating less/eating clean wasn't my answer either- it was to eat the foods my body needed for my goals, namely more protein. Endless cardio wasn't the answer either- I typically only do about 5-10 minutes of cardio when I workout. I eat a ton of food and lift a ton of weights. (Recently I decided to see if I could run, and because of the squats/deadlifts/leg curls/good mornings/leg pressing- I can!)

I can't believe I'm letting that left picture see the light of day, but I'm too proud of what I've done not to. This is my last week of my 20s and just in this week I've hit the 50lbs gone mark, squatted 110lbs, bench pressed 95lbs and run 10 miles. (these are all really crazy to me!). I'm pumped to turn 30 and see what's next! WOOHOO 30s! ( something else that's crazy to me!)"

How freaking inspiring is that?? You can follow along with Laura HERE.

 I also got to know Fawn, she helps to admin the bigger group and a team in the 90 Day Challenge group. She's had success in her own journey and has educated herself to help others as a way of keeping her self going.

Fawn Yoho- Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist
“Progress is much more important than perfection.”
Fawn graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a member of The Idea Health & Fitness Association. She offers wellness coaching {personal training & nutrition services} to women both virtually and in person. Fawn’s goal is to spread happiness and positive motivation to the women she has the privilege to serve through wellness coaching.
Fawn’s wellness journey has been a progression over the past few years. She began her journey in 2012 after the birth of her 3rd son and knows that being healthy is not a destination. It’s a lifestyle change. She understands the pressures of the modern woman and how difficult it is to find balance. She believes to inspire one person to be healthier is to pay it forward for all the inspiration she has received.

During the initial launch of her wellness coaching business, she is offering ten {10} sixty {60} day wellness coaching spots exclusively to SkinnyMeg fans for FREE via random giveaway. The only requirement is for those who win the coaching spots to be committed, provide feedback, and write a final testimonial {good, bad, or indifferent} at the end of the 60 days.
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  1. oh I would love this giveaway, I'm still struggling and working my ass off for this 10 lbs, ugh. I lose and gain, lose and gain. I just want back to 148. I don't understand why since weight training started hardcore in January I've gained or at least not lost lbs. ugh

  2. You are such an inspiration! I have been struggling with my weight and you are a reminder that it is possible! Thanks for all you do!

  3. YOu are amazing! Such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your journey. Your hard work is definitely paying off.

  4. I linked up! This is great! Would love to give it a go! I have lost 60 and have 30 to go! This may be what I need.

  5. Woohoo! This is a great giveaway and I'm crossing my fingers to win! What an awesome opportunity!

  6. You go Meg! You look freaking awesome - I've loved sharing your journey with you!! So inspiring that women are coming together and getting healthy!


  7. How encouraging! After having a child I realized how hard it is to loose extra weight so I'm telling everyone that it's easier to keep it off than to try to loose it after. Keep up the good work ladies!


  8. You are a rockstar!! You have def helped me TONS through my journey over the last year!!!
    ... ps HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MFP to say that?!?! :D


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