Julie

Julie 3month progress

I had just had my fourth baby in six years where i had gained the most weight i had ever had this pregnancy. I was at the gym when I decided I wanted to see if I’d lost all my baby weight yet because I had been going to the gym for a month and a half and eating what I thought was healthy. To my complete disappointment, I was still 15 pounds away from my pre-baby weight after I thought I has been doing a good job on my own. In my frustration, I reached out to Mandy Skinner because I knew I couldn’t do it on my own. Mandy first had me take pictures of myself to keep track of my progress and those were incredibly eye opening. She then had me track my food intake to see what I was doing on my own. I was Shocked! I didn’t realized how much of certain foods I was eating way out of proportion. I thought I was eating healthy. I am now three months into working with Mandy and I have lost those 15 pounds! As well as 2.5 inches off both my waist and butt, 3 inches off both my hips and belly button circumferences! I couldn’t be more happy! I feel great about myself again and I have never been hungry. I have lost weight the healthy way and I will be able to maintain long term. Not only that, I’ve also continued to make gains in the gym including a 20 pound increase in my deadlift of 250 to 270 pounds. I haven’t lost any of my strength in the process of becoming smaller. What I loved about working with Mandy is that I could pick out my own foods. I get very overwhelmed with recipes and foods that require all these specialty ingredients that I don’t have time to shop for and my kids won’t eat. I was able to eat what I wanted as long as they fit into the perimeters of the nutrition plan she wrote out for me. There we days/ weeks that I didn’t follow, like all of my kids birthdays and two major holidays, but Mandy was incredibly encouraging. She never let me feel down about myself or that I ruined my plan. She always kept my on task and focused on the future and how we can plan for days that we know will be harder to stay according to the plan. I never once felt like a disappointment. She has been incredibly helpful in keeping me accountable and following through. I am excited to see where where she takes me and my body next as I continue this journey of being healthy, strong wife and mother of 4!

Julie lost 16 pounds in 3 months while enjoying all of the food she loves to share with her children.  It was important to her to be able to enjoy treats on Sundays after church, as well as be able to enjoy meals with her children, so we built all of that into her individualized nutrition plan.  She has had great success without depriving herself!

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