Have you ever been so bloated you look 5 months pregnant?  You eat, you have to undo your pants because your belly is bloated and you wonder what the heck happened!  There are lots of ways to beat the belly bloat and Charmaine’s photos are proof of that. Charmaine just finished her second round of my 28 Day Shape Up Challenge and had a huge belly bloat transformation.

Beat the Belly Bloat Girl!

My 28 Day Shape Up Challenge addresses more than just weight loss, healthy eating and workouts.  It addresses the right foods to beat the belly bloat because bloat makes you feel bigger than you are, it is depressing but there is a solution for it.

A quote from Charmaine:“These pictures and results might not show a shocking weight loss, or many inches lost, but damn, they are inspiring me to stay off the pop and away from the sugar- I can’t believe the difference in belly bloat.  So happy to have done this again.  Thanks for your help and support.”

Charmaine’s Success Story Beat the Belly Bloat

Why did the Shape up Challenge work

It worked because number one- I was ready for it.  I was frustrated with seeing some results then losing them.  I was ready to make the commitment to all phases of living a healthy lifestyle- most of the time I worked out but didn’t think as much about the eating part.  With the meal plan and grocery lists, I couldn’t fail- all of the work had been done for me.  I have been interested in healthy eating for a long time, and have made some significant changes over the years, but I felt so good after following the meal plan each day, I was inspired to keep at it.  I’ve also worked out for many years, but always at a gym.  The workouts in the 28 Day Shape Up Challenge can easily be done at home with minimal equipment, making it easy to fit into anyone’s day.


“These pictures and results might not show a shocking weight loss, or many inches lost, but damn, they are inspiring me to stay off the pop and away from the sugar- I can’t believe the difference in belly bloat.  So happy to have done this again.  Thanks for your help and support”

Why you were able to incorporate this Challenge into your life?

The 28 Day Shape Up Challenge is so well organized that I don’t have to think.  With 4 kids and working and running the house and after school activities, I don’t always have the time or energy to sit down and plan.  This challenge did it for me.  No time? No problem- everything is organized.  There’s minimal equipment to the work out sessions so there’s nothing to worry about there.  There were instructional videos for each so I could spend 5 minutes and see how it should be done.  Again, everything is arranged for you so it’s easy.

How did the 28 Day Shape Up change your life?

It’s changed my life in a number of ways.  Now I am conscious of what food choices I make.  I don’t just eat for the sake of eating.  I felt SO much better by reducing sugar (a HUGE challenge for someone like me with a killer sweet tooth) and eating non-processed foods.  I felt so good during the day- truly no cravings for sugar or bread products (my two biggest challenges), and once I realized how good I could feel without eating those things, that has stuck with me.  I really understand the impact of what I put in my body for my mood, energy and mental strength once I tried the meal plan ideas.  That will stay with me and guide the choices I make.  I have had some things I had denied myself while doing the challenge because that’s part of life, but I am conscious of it and won’t let myself fall into that habit again after seeing what some small changes can do for me.

Why did you join?

After 4 kids, a groin tear that took 18 months to heal and a severe concussion that kept me from working out at all for 7 months and has kept me from doing a lot of things I previously enjoyed for almost two years, I was frustrated with how I felt physically and mentally.  I had times where I’d eat well but then fall into old habits.  Not being able to work out at all sent me into a depression.  Once I was cleared to begin work outs again, I wasn’t able to return to the workout style I had previously loved.  And, I’ve gotten older.  Combine all of this and I wasn’t feeling like myself mentally or physically.  I wanted a kick start in eating and working out that would set me up for positive habits.  I still can’t do everything I’d like to do fitness wise, but the change in eating habits and the workouts provided in the 28 Day Shape Up Challenge got me going again.  I made positive changes that helped me in all areas of my life.

After the Challenge?

I feel great!  I have continued on with the workouts and am scheduling them into my week and thinking of them as a priority, something to look forward to for myself in the chaos that is life.  I have continued to eat from the meal plan, and have looked for other healthy, whole food meals to try.  I make conscious decisions about what goes in to fuel my body.  I caught myself slipping into my Pepsi habit (cold and refreshing in the summer!) but because I am now thinking about what I choose to consume, I caught myself before it became part of my routine.  It’s the one thing I know I’ll struggle with, but after the 28 Day Shape Up Challenge, I know how much better I feel without it, and continue to look at is as an occasional treat, not an everyday thing.


Are you ready to stop wishing and start making your weight loss goals happen?  I have the solutions for you.  All you just have to move your mouse right over HERE and click on the Program that best suits your needs!  I want your success to be my success!  Get after it.

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