Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Georgia's on my mind...A MUST READ!

A lot of SUCCESS is going on in GEORGIA…So that is why GEORGIA is on my mind! At the end of all my monthly challenges I like to share a few success stories with my readers.
It brings it all back to REAL PEOPLE with REAL RESULTS.

Both of these ladies were in my January Challenge group and one of them even started in my December challenge group.  Karla’s incredible SKINNY to STRONG results inspired so many of her friends that they decided to join in on the fun on getting healthy.  We had 6 amazing, fabulous, and dedicated women from the Georgia area in my group and now they all are inspiring their friends to join the LOVE YOUR BODY challenge. Karla even led a challenge group meet-up for all her friends in her area…LOVE IT!
So please take the time to read the success stories below on two of my GEORGIA GIRLS.
Halle’s Story
Halle is a stay-at-home-mom of 2 adorable children. She love’s crafting, cooking and shopping. She is an Ohio State Alumni and a huge Buckeye fan. She LOVEs everything southern (including the food) and she is very involved in her children's schools.

For Halle is favorite part about the challenge group was being held accountable by the other members of the group. She was motivated every day by the ”oldie” members of the group. Seeing their success made her super motivated on the hard days when she really just wanted to quit.
In Halle’s words, “I am a stay at home mom of 2 kids that has slowly let myself go over the past 7 years. My life has been just about my kids and their needs. I woke up one morning recently and didn't recognize myself. I knew I needed to be setting a better eating and working out example for my children. I saw my friend Karla have great success with her first fix, and knew it was something that would work for me since there was a detailed workout and meal plan scheduled for me. I have never in my life worked out for 3 days in a row, let alone 21 days. But, I DID IT!!!!!! I stopped drinking soda, ate healthy, and worked out every single day. I am confident in my ability to meet my personal goals. I lost 7.1 lbs. and 14.5 inches in only 3 weeks!!!!!!!!! I have never felt so good!  Ali, you are such a motivation to all of us moms that is possible to take time out to take care of us along with our young children. I thought that you provided all of the information that I needed to make my journey a success. I am going to take the weight loss tips that you provided for me for the next fix, and use them with hopes of having even greater results in February!!!! Thanks, Ali! You rock!!!”
Halle, I cannot begin to tell you how PROUD I am of you. Just to think that you completely stopped drinking soda is truly remarkable! You truly developed a new healthy LIFESTYLE for you and your family and I don’t ever think you will go into a movie theatre unprepared again ha ha! Can’t wait to see your continued transformation.

Karla’s Story…
So this is Karla’s 2nd challenge group with me and in her first challenge she had amazing AMAZING results. I wanted to share more of her success as she continues to surprise me with her dedication and commitment to getting healthy INSIDE-OUT. I am so proud of Karla for stepping up and being in incredible leader to her Georgia friends. She is a true inspiration and I am so proud of you Karla for inspiring other women to get healthy with you. BIG THINGS IN STORE FOR YOU GIRL!
In her words, "I am a stay at home mother of 2 under 5. My story is I simply fell into a rut that I think is so easy to fall into. I viewed exercise as a twice a week chance to be out by myself instead of something I needed to keep me going. I was dragging myself through each day on low energy and a short temper. I would be easily swayed into a glass or more of wine each night to combat my stress and the calories were adding up. I wasn't taking care of me while taking care of my family. I have truly learned that it takes almost no additional time in my week to take care of myself in order to be a happier, healthier, more awesome mom and wife. I have energy and I feel great. My physical transformation was remarkable to me and my husband has flooded me with compliments. My kids love seeing me work out and have enjoyed many of the healthy foods I was eating with me. I love to learn and grow on a daily basis and I feel like I am learning something new about my body and how nutrition works on our bodies. I have learned that I can still make dinner for my family every night. I can still participate in dinners out, parties with friends, vacations and family functions. I can still have play dates, run the kids to school and activities and have time for me. I know now that I need a plan for these situations instead of allowing my gas tank to run on empty (or just coffee). I am filling my fridge, freezer and pantry with healthy choices that will be easy to grab and I am sharing these choices with friends and at parties. It is possible and its really not that hard once you set your mind to doing something and holding yourself accountable".  And her thoughts on the challenge group, "Amazing! I really needed someone to push me in the right direction and you did just that but not in an intimidating way but more of a nurturing way. You were real, upfront, honest and clear with expectations. It was hard for me at first to get used to the social media aspect of the group because I am an in and out Facebook user. I get it now, it’s just everyone checking in with each other and the support was awesome".

 Karla leading her GEORGIA GIRLS at our monthly Imperfectly Balanced Meet-ups.
We aren’t meant to do "life" alone…so if you are looking to get healthy and change your life INSIDE-OUT…email me now and be apart of our group of incredible, life-changing women.
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