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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!
“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!
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In January 2013 I realized I needed to do something to improve my health. I spent 2012 on maternity leave and often neglected taking care of my own health (sleepless nights and caring for a tiny human will do that!). Not to mention the many years before that where health was at the bottom of my list of priorities. Luckily, I discovered Lisa's 30 day green smoothie challenge. The recipes were incredible and a green smoothie drinker was born! But I didn't stop there. Starting each day in such a healthy way led me to consult with a naturopath (it would have been Lisa if we were in the same city), do an elimination diet, and discover that I have sensitivities to wheat and milk. I changed to a whole foods-based diet (most of the time) and took up running. In the span of 8.5 months I went from being tired and sluggish on the couch (literally - I could run for one minute at a time before having to walk) to having enough energy to run the Detroit International Half Marathon. I actually RAN the whole thing! And I lost almost 60lbs along the way! Thank you, Lisa, for being my catalyst. Your challenge kept me interested in a new way of living and saved me! I continue to drink a green smoothie every day for breakfast. What a wonderful way to start each day!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Imogen Meloche Windsor, Ontario