Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am a 35-year old sales professional who loves to spend time with her family (husband, Ryan, & kids, Conor (5) & Makena (3)), travel, and eat (shocking I know ). I spend most of my day in front of my computer working or chasing around my two kiddos, with such limited time outside of work and family I have struggled with my health/weight, which is what brought me to Stronger U.
What did you life look like before Stronger U?
Before Stronger U, I tried pretty much every type of diet there is, they would work for a while and then I would get sick of following such strict guidelines and fall off the wagon. I used to love working out, but since having kids my time is so limited, my mom exhaustion is real, and I feel stretched so thin, which means, my workouts are sparse and most of the time get put on the back burner. Basically nothing I tried seemed to stick…I absolutely dreaded getting dressed in the morning because everything was tight and uncomfortable.
What does your life look like now?
My life these days is so much happier! I feel so much better about myself, and just love to share my Stronger U journey with anyone and everyone that will listen! While the body changes are an obvious plus, I also have a much more positive mindset on myself and my body image and appreciating all that my body does for me!
Where did you hear about Stronger U?
My friend Kim Estess!
Why do you think Stronger U worked so well for you compared to other programs or diets?
Stronger U provides so much flexibility for me to be able to adjust my day depending on my families plans! The fact that NOTHING is off limits allows you to feel like you really have every ounce of control!
What was something you regularly ate while on Stronger U that people wouldn’t expect you to eat on a diet?
An ice cream cone almost every night
How much weight did you lose with Stronger U?
I am at about 33 lbs lost!
How many inches did you lose off your waist?
Did you have any favorite non-scale victories to share?
Probably being comfortable wearing my swimsuit at the pool without a coverup and being able to buy clothes in smaller sizes that I thought were long gone
Has Stronger U improved your overall quality of life? If so, how?
Stronger U has given me my life back! Before I pretty much thought it was a lost cause, but now I have so much motivation to maintain my weight loss and hopefully start to add back in some workouts. I love the way my clothes fit and just feel so much better about myself!
If someone is thinking about joining Stronger U, what advice would you give them before beginning their journey?
Do it!! Don’t hesitate! I’m mad I didn’t do it sooner! Trust in the process, track everything, and have patience. Also, have faith in yourself, it is a marathon, not a sprint and changing habits takes time.
Would you like to give a shoutout to your coach, SU staff member, or community member?
My coach, Eva, has been amazing to work with! She has so much positive energy it is hard not to feed off that. She has a gentle way of holding me accountable and taught me to give myself grace when I slip up, but also to get right back on the track and not give up. I am so grateful for her and Stronger U!
Just that if you are on the fence about joining, you should absolutely take the chance! As a busy mom of two littles, I was very skeptical that this program would work for me. But I knew I had to do something! Within the first week of starting, I noticed a change in my body and mindset, the tracking was hard at first but now it’s pretty much second-nature. I, by no means, am perfect when it comes to tracking or eating, but I do know that without this program and the accountability it has provided me I would not be where I am today! I am so thankful for Stronger U and the community it has provided me!