This blog post is longer than I normally write, but I’m sharing intimate details that I know you will relate to. So please take a deep breath, grab some water and spend a few minutes connecting with this story.
A client of mine, who I’ll call Jane to protect her privacy, is a kind-hearted, dedicated, lovable, successful, 40-year-old mama of two…
who felt conflicted and overwhelmed.
As a new mom 3.5 years ago she was very emotional about her body after having kids.
She was disappointed, critical of herself and overwhelmed with the amount of work ahead to get back to where she wanted to be.
She struggled for years with extra baby weight and how to make her self-care a priority.
Jane works full-time and is on the road 4-5 days a week, every week, with regular late nights to meet client deadlines.
She knows what good nutrition looks like, but finds it challenging to make good choices on the road and at home given her demanding career in client service.
She suffered from a significant abdominal wall separation with her first child, which made her look six months pregnant a year after giving birth.
Jane once loved exercise, and even completed 5 marathons (pre-kids).
But since found it challenging to balance family and exercise and mostly worried about doing the ‘right exercises’ for her postpartum body.
Jane was eager to find support. She knew she needed to make a plan to mend her body and make changes in her nutrition habits after her daughter arrived.
I was impressed Jane was reaching out to set up a fitness and nutrition plan while she was still pregnant.
For two years, Jane endured the side effects of her first pregnancy—weak core muscles, lower back pain, feeling tired and achy, and unhappy with her body.
Jane was active during her first pregnancy and returned to yoga after giving birth. But she did not exercise during her second pregnancy due to demands at work and lack of knowledge about what exercises she should do.
When I finally met Jane her daughter was just six weeks old. AMC’s programs proved to be the catalyst she needed to take charge of her self-care, get back in shape, safely strengthen her core, and have the support of other moms.
Once Jane made nutrition and self-care a priority, along with regular exercise, she was able to lose 11 pounds in 60 days.
Here’s what she had to say:
“Initially I found it very challenging because I felt selfish. I knew I had to make my self-care a priority and make major changes to get where I wanted to be. I am blessed with an amazing husband who is very supportive.
AMC’s programs have definitely been worth it. There will always be competing priorities between family, work, and self-care and there are often times when those other priorities win. Because of the knowledge and tools I have gained over the last year, I have a solid foundation established with my nutrition and fitness to prevail during those times. Fitness and exercise is important, but nutrition and meal planning is critical.”
Jane’s commitment to strengthen her abs and lose weight has been unwavering for the last 24 months—she has lost at total of 40 pounds and 10% body fat since joining AMC!
She feels rejuvenated and looks fabulous!
Jane no longer feels guilty for leaving her two kids to attend fitness classes because the energy and strength she gains from training fills her up.
By making herself a priority, she is 10x the mom than her previous fatigued, frustrated self.
“I no longer feel overwhelmed with healthy eating requirements and workout goals on the road for both work and personal travel with family. I have learned know how to manage healthy eating and exercise on the road when there is a big client or family dinner, or when there is no gym, workout classes, or a personal trainer available.
I am proud of how far I have come. After 24 months, I moved down another size. I’m a solid 4 now. I’m not focused on the size but rather the change and progress — and it is so motivating! I haven’t been a size 2/4 in about 10 years! I’m now in the best shape I’ve ever been. I had no idea if or how I could get back after my kiddos. Meeting Coach Cassandra and committing to AMC’s fitness and nutrition programs has changed my life.”
How inspiring is that?
I want this for you.
Close your eyes for a minute and imagine yourself saying, “I am so proud of how far I have come” just like Jane said.
Pride is a great feeling!
Which is why I’m inviting you to join me in 90 Days of YOU!
You don’t need to feel ready or perfect or motivated. You just need to be willing to take the first step. I’ll meet you there and together we’ll help you finally feel proud of a strong, healthy, fit body.
You deserve to be a priority and the best version of you!
Let’s do this!