Tuesday, August 12, 2014


There is a trend on social media these days to post fitness transformation pictures on Tuesdays, using the hashtag #TransformationTuesday. I find them incredibly inspiring, seeing someone make such a significant change to their health and life. 

The transformation is never complete. Yes, I've been approximately the same weight since I reached my goal four years ago, but it is still a challenge. It is a conscious choice every day - actually, it is a hundred conscious choices every day. Do I have that incredible cranberry scone from the cafe at work? It's soooo good... Do I have a Chai Latte, a Caramel Frappuccino Lite or a simple cup of tea? Do I get up and do my workout? 

You don't have to be perfect every day, or make the "right" choice every single time. It is a balance and as long as you're making the smarter choice more often than not, you're doing great. It does get easier to make the choices, but still some days I desperately want to make the "other" decision. As some days I do it!

Here is my #TransformationTuesday picture: 

Pic 1 - 230lbs, 6 months before getting pregnant with our second
Pic 2 - 160lbs, the day I reached goal
Pic 3 - 160lbs, the day of my second half marathon
Pic 4 - Today. 160lbs and feeling better than ever!

Do you have a transformation picture? I would love you to share it on my Facebook page!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Helping People

Since I started on my weight loss journey nearly five years ago, my favourite parts of the process (other than feeling better than ever) have been knowing that I've inspired others and that I have been able to be part of their process. Being able to share what made the difference for me, my successes, my pitfalls, and helping them to succeed has been so rewarding. 

To celebrate my fourth anniversary of reaching my goal weight back in 2010, I joined Beachbody as an Independent Team Beachbody Coach. 

Beachbody has a phenomenal list of workout programs that you can do in the comfort of your own home. There is huge variety, and the trainers are fantastic. Shaun T of Focus T25 is one of my favourites. 

I didn't sign up as a coach to make money, for me it is about helping people and growing my own personal network of support. I believe in the products and that makes it easy to chat about, but I'm not a salesperson at heart. I will talk to anyone who asks, but I certainly won't be pushing product on anyone. Maybe that will make me the least successful coach on the planet, but it's about more than the bottom line. 

Speaking of bottoms... I think I need to try the Brazil Butt Lift workout

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