Congrats to our Region 10 pot challenge winner, Carey Falter for being an incredible inspiration and following through on our 12 week challenge! Region 10 consists of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska!
Join our upcoming No More Excuses Challenge starting January 20th and ending on Easter HERE!!! For $50 you will not only receive an email consultation with Maria Kang, a 200-workout ebook, No Excuse Mom tank, 12-week accountability journal and a fitness/nutrition guide, but you will also get a chance to win $1000 worth of money and prizes.
Congrats to our regional winner! You have $145 extra shopping money this season and we hope you get something extra awesome for yourself! Many of our No Excuse Moms followed our official NEM program, where they used a fitness calendar, logged in their meals, participated online/in-person and overcame their excuses!
Be Inspired by her story here!
Who would I become if I actually applied everything I knew about changing my body and mind for 12 weeks? I viewed this challenge as a gift I could give myself. I went about creating an experience that was demanding yet simple. I would drink half my body weight in water, exercise three or more times per week, plan out my meals, prepackage food, have an accountability partner, and do my very best to stay on track.
I would like to thank some special people who walked this journey with me. Thank you to my husband for teaching me about counting macros, whispering encouraging words, helping with meal prep, and waiting to eat with me when the weighing and measuring took too long.
Thank you to Kat Timlin for volunteering to be my accountability partner. I shared my struggles of emotional eating, knee pain, and self-deprecating tendencies. Your kind words lifted me but also reminded me to continue on my journey. I am forever grateful for you.
Thank you to my local and national NEM community on Facebook for being a source of inspiring stories and messages. I am grateful for Tasha Tartaglia for posting regularly and being an enthusiastic leader. Her welcome messages and workout invitations helped warm my cold feet as I got started.
Finally, I thank myself for sticking to process. I am so proud of all the hard work I put into the challenge. I changed more than eating habits; I changed how I cope with stress in my life. I sought out counseling to uncover why I turned to sugar and alcohol to numb my feelings. My stable blood sugars allowed me to face my trauma and start the steps to heal my heart.
When I started, my one hope was to look in the mirror and feel proud of myself again. I smile today not because I went from 140 pounds to 128.8, or started at a size 8 and now wear a size 4. I smile because I did what I set out to do and found a new ME along the way.