I’m a nutritionist and I would like to lose 20 pounds. Ok, I’m not just a nutritionist; I’m also a wife, a mother of 4 young children (7, 5, 3 and 2), a social coordinator, the CEO of our family, a chauffeur, and a friend. I haven’t always been this heavy or out of shape. Before having kids I was 115 ponds and after my fourth baby, whose pregnancy I worked out through and I completed a fitness challenge at our local gym (Fitness Your Weigh, check them out!), I weighed 139 pounds. And then came a year full of crazy travel for my husband and a lot of business for me as a pseudo-single parent, not to mention having a baby-toddler always home with me!  I fell into the mommy-trap of taking care of everyone else and not myself.  I wasn’t following all of the advice that I give to clients — which is not authentic, but is the reality sometimes.

I always told myself, “I would never let myself go” and, for the most part, I haven’t. I still shower (well, often enough) and I wear jeans (ok, sometimes) but I wear make-up everyday (almost) and I usually brush my teeth before I leave the house in the morning (well, at least before lunch time). The big thing though is my weight. I always said as soon as I saw the scale move up I would nip it in the butt (oops, I mean bud). Well, here I am at 155 pounds and the nipping has to start!  I am 16 pounds heavier than I was after the fitness challenge just over a year ago.  And YES, I can’t believe I’m disclosing this!

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June 2012: Two weeks after baby was born

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April 2013: After working out since baby was born and undergoing 6-week fitness challenge

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April 2014: The beginning of my personal challenge

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April 2014: about to start! Side view

“So, please join me on my journey.  Watch me as I reveal my goals and secrets about losing 20 pounds the right way.  I promise to be honest and real.

Join me on your own journey and we can be healthier together!

Tomorrow: Getting started!  It’s not all about the pounds!  Measurements and Goal Setting!

6 Responses to I’m a Nutritionist and I want to Lose 20 pounds!

  1. Tamara says:

    Good luck Lisa! I feel your pain! I have 25 extra pounds that I just can’t get motivated enough to loose. Always too much going on with everyone else. Perhaps this is the challenge I need as well! Tamara

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Tamara! It’s tough to get motivated when life is happening but there are no more excuses! The most important thing is to be healthy for our families! Let’s do it!

  2. Catherine says:

    Your still amazing Lisa and so brave for being completely honest about the struggle. I’m with you!

  3. Good for you Lisa! I think that’s amazing and commendable that you are being honest and sharing your personal experience (with the world!). Good luck and I know you can do it! 😉

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