I’ve never considered myself to be fat, but never would I have said I was skinny either. I’ve always resided in a place of either feeling “ok” or being disappointed with my body. After having three boys in four years, I came to a point where I felt I was living in a body that barely belonged to me anymore. Not only was every ounce of me being given to the sweet boys I created, but things just didn’t look the same as they once had.
So, last year for my birthday I resolved to do something for ME. I had seen Jamie’s posts on Facebook about Beachbody, but to be completely honest, it felt a little too…corporate or organized for me. It wasn’t until she posted a before and after pic of a girl with whom I went to high school that my interest was piqued. I ordered the 21 Day Fix as my birthday present to myself and jumped in, head first.
I followed Jamie’s eating plan religiously, drank my Shakeology (blended with coffee and ice), and didn’t miss a workout, and after 21 days I had lost 12 pounds! It has now been about 6 months since I started and I’ve lost a total of 30 pounds! My body has completely changed!
I honestly run into people at the grocery store who question if I am me or not. Before I started, I was reluctantly buying a size 31 in jeans, and just yesterday I had to exchange my jeans at Gap for the THIRD time to get a size 25! The physical transformation aside, I have never, in my life, felt more comfortable in my own skin. My husband has commented, on several occasions, about my increased confidence, and I feel like for 30 minutes a day I can focus solely on bettering myself, which in turn has made me a better mom. As cliché as it may be, 21 Day Fix has changed my life!
With Jamie’s unending support and my drive to better myself, I am finally out of the rut of just feeling “ok” about myself, and that is an incredible feeling! – Lauren King