Su Member Spotlight Leah Wipperfurth1

Quick Facts:  

  • Name: Leah W.
  • Age: 31
  • Weight Lost: 40 pounds 
  • Hobbies: Spending time outside, working out, being a devoted mom, and reading
  • Coach: Karina Rosser

Are you seeking inspiration to kickstart your journey toward a healthier, happier you? Meet Leah, a Stronger U member and a devoted mother of two young children. Leah’s journey, which saw her shed an impressive 40 pounds, serves as a testament to the power of determination, self-care, and the unwavering support she received from her Stronger U coach, Karina. 

Leah, a Wisconsin native, candidly shared her life before embarking on her Stronger U journey. “Before Stronger U, I was definitely not healthy,” she admits. “I ate whatever I wanted, but always had low self-esteem about the way I felt and looked.” Leah had tried other diets, and while she achieved some success, the weight always found its way back. The cycle of temporary results left her wanting more, not just for herself but also for her family. 

Leah’s transformation story takes root in the desire to be a role model for her family, especially her two young children. After the birth of her first child and the subsequent arrival of her second, Leah’s mindset shifted. She wanted to be proud of herself and her body, setting a positive example for her little ones. Her priorities shifted towards a healthier lifestyle, and she began carving out me-time and dedicating herself to regular workouts. 

Leah’s relationship with food also underwent a significant transformation. After her time with Stronger U, she now has a clear understanding of what her body needs in terms of macronutrients. “I’m not perfect at all,” she acknowledges, “but I have a drive now to keep going and to keep feeling so good about myself and my progress so far.” Stronger U equipped her with the skills to lead a healthier life while emphasizing the importance of not having to be perfect all the time. 

Leah credits her success to Stronger U’s unique approach. She highlights the value of one-on-one coaching, the comprehensive tracking app, and the supportive Facebook community. The feeling of accountability from Coach Karina and her fellow community members was a game-changer for Leah-. The macro-focused approach also resonated with her, as it allowed her to track her progress with greater accuracy and choose the foods that would fuel her workouts. One of the most unexpected revelations of her journey was Leah’s daily enjoyment of ice cream as her dessert of choice. This highlights that Stronger U isn’t about restricting yourself; it’s about making conscious choices. Leah realized she could fit ice cream into her daily macros, opting to allocate some of her macros towards ice cream instead of other foods high in fat and carbs. 

Leah’s hard work and determination paid off with a remarkable 40-pound weight loss. But her victories extend beyond the scale. One of her most significant non-scale victories was the boost in her self-confidence. She shared, “I never felt confident in clothes. Now I can grab anything in my closet and feel confident.”  

Leah’s journey exemplifies how anyone, even a busy mom of young children, can prioritize their health, gain self-confidence, and inspire their loved ones. Her story serves as a reminder to invest in ourselves and in doing so, set an incredible example for those around us. Stronger U is not just a program; it’s a transformative journey toward a better, healthier you. 

For those contemplating joining Stronger U, Leah offers some words of wisdom: “Take it one day and one pound at a time. Trust the process. It does work. Talk to your coach and ask all the questions, even if they seem minor or silly.” Get started on your journey today.

A note from Coach Karina:  

I’m so excited for Leah to share her story and to be part of her journey. We’ve worked together for years now and if I had to sum it up, I’d simply say Leah is a POWERHOUSE! From navigating pregnancy, to navigating postpartum … to now being a mom of 2 toddlers! Leah has always made time for her goals, which wasn’t always easy! From life changes, new jobs, new routines… you name it, Leah conquers it without any complaints. Coaching Leah through fat loss is always a good time. TREMENDOUS weight loss success, always! Now coaching her in maintenance and focusing on muscle building has been awesome. Watching her muscle gain week after week is incredible and eating all the food while doing it!  

She is hard working, committed, disciplined, and a role model to all around her. Leah is someone who you aspire to be like. 

I’m so honored to be her coach and friend! 

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