If you are a Mom or woman barely hanging on to your sanity, we’ve got you covered. Karen was in need of a Mommy makeover so she joined the 28 Day Shape Up and here is her success story. It’s time to make yourself a priority too. Karen was stressed and in need of a Mommy – self makeover and her Spotlight is a two part celebration.
Mommy Makeover 28 Day Shape Up Success Story
Karen found success in the 28 Day Shape Up Challenge and she has embraced the Diastasis Recti recovery stage! Stay tuned for Karen’s Diastasis Success Story coming soon.
Results from the 28 Day Shape Up Challenge Mommy Makeover time
- I gained so much energy and my mood drastically improved!
- I didn’t feel like a lump on the couch anymore and I was able to start exercising again
- Despite having a diastasis (abdominal separation), I was able to modify the workouts and still get great results
- Although I am still busy with my girls, I am happier and much more equipped to take care of them
- What I realized the most through the challenge, was that I was feeling so awful because I was treating myself that way
Karen’s 28 Day Success
I took the 28 Day Shape Up Challenge because I needed the kick start. After the birth of our second daughter, my husband and I decided to pack up the girls and take an extended Christmas Vacation to visit our families in Newfoundland. With two families in two different towns, we had two Christmas’! I overindulged on awesome East Coast cuisine, drinks and desserts. There was also never a shortage of hands to help with the girls.
Weight Gain Wake Up Call
Once we returned in January, I was completely overwhelmed. On top of trying to settle the girls into a routine again, I had to get used to taking care of them alone while my husband was at work. January was a rough month for me to say the least. I had gained a lot of weight and was feeling depressed and exhausted. I decided to start the 28 Day Shape Up Challenge on Feb 1. I lost 9 pounds and 8 1/2 inches. I gained so much energy and my mood drastically improved!
Bad Habits and Realization
What I realized the most through the challenge, was that I was feeling so awful because I was treating myself that way. I would drink cup after cup of coffee in the morning because I was so tired and had to look after my girls all day. Before I knew it, it was 2pm and I hadn’t eaten anything. Then I’d make horrible food choices. The plastic trays of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies at Fortinos had become a major food group.
I started following the 28 Day meal plan, I was eating good food and eating regularly throughout the day. My energy levels improved significantly. I drank my lemon water in the mornings, had my breakfast, and surprisingly I didn’t need the coffee that I had been surviving on for so long. I didn’t feel like a lump on the couch anymore and I was able to start exercising again. The Challenge helped me get in the routine of planning out meals, grocery shopping and scheduling in times to exercise.
Despite having a diastasis (abdominal separation), I was able to modify the workouts and still get great results. Though I have finished the challenge, I still continue the healthy eating habits and exercise routine. I am still busy with my girls, but I am happier and much more equipped to take care of them.
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