Truth is….two months after I got into the best shape of my life I became pregnant with my first baby. A true blessing. My little boy is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
But my body was unforgiving. I gained all of the weight back I had lost when I competed in my first NPC show AND THEN SOME MORE. 50 pounds. It was my worst nightmare because I knew how hard it was to lose the weight. After I had Ryker the weight gaining didn’t stop. I actually gained another 10 pounds because of breastfeeding. I was SO hungry all the time and my body definitely wasn’t one of the ones that “lost weight’ breastfeeding. So I needed something to motivate me to make a change. Sometimes all we need is something to work for other than that body we want. Something to push us to get going. I stumbled upon an 8 week challenge I found on instagram. EHP Labs was starting an 8 week challenge with tons of prizes to be won if you had the biggest transformation.
So there I was sitting in my sweatpants (the only clothes that fit at the time) and my motivation had finally come. I jumped in head first and didn’t look back.
Meal preps, protein shakes…and GYM SIX DAYS A WEEK. I joined the YMCA because I had toured the childcare facility and really liked how clean it was and how personable the workers were there. That was probably my biggest obstacle; finding a gym daycare that I liked. So for one hour a day I mixed up my routine and hit the gym harder than ever before so I could go pick up my little sweet boy from the childcare area.
Here is my body before and after starting the challenge! You just have to set your mind to it! And I can help!
If you’re interested in my workout plan you can head over to my website imhashtagfit.com and purchase my program for as little as $30 ! You will get workouts, meal tips, a grocery store list and motivation!