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Transformation Tuesday!

In honor of Transformation Tuesday I wanted to take some time to share my transformation with you all!  Pictured below from left to right is my personal transformation from 2009 to 2014.  It may look to some that much hasn't changed, but it's simply not true.  The girl on the left was struggling inside.  Her confidence levels were low and her fears were big, but she was determined to shake these unwanted feelings.  After struggling for years prior to that first picture with unhealthy eating habits, it was time for a change.  I began working on becoming the best me I could be.  As my outward appearance was changing so was my inward appearance.  With each show I have gained more and more confidence.  If it weren't for my husband encouraging me to compete and believing in me, I'm not sure where I would be today.

On another note, the reason I put a picture of myself pregnant in this photo collage was to prove that pregnancy does not have to ruin your body.  Do not let anyone tell you different.  If you are pregnant now, what are you doing to prevent too much weight gain during your pregnancy?  Are you eating nutritiously?  Are you engaging in some sort of exercise?  If not, start by at least just walking.  I am happy to share any tips on nutrition and exercise while pregnant.  If you plan on getting pregnant, I suggest beginning some sort of exercise routine ASAP.  I weight trained, walked on the treadmill or outside (weather permitting), and practiced pre-natal yoga.  All of these things helped me to have a quicker labor (6 hours) and to shed the post pregnancy pounds.  I also ate 5-6 small meals every day to fuel my body and my growing baby.

I was recently told by a couple clients that they were intimidated to work with me because of how fit I am.  I want people to know that I am a person just like them with past struggles and current struggles.  Just because I am in shape does not mean that I wont understand where you are coming from.  I am open to helping anyone who wants help.  Who wants to put the time and the work in.  Please send me an email or find me on Facebook.  Let's chat about what you want to accomplish and come up with a plan to get there!


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