2019 Region 11 Winner: Dee S

Congrats to our Region 11 pot challenge winner, Dee S. for being an incredible inspiration and following through on our 12 week challenge! Region 11 consists of Canada!

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!

Do you have a baby in there? Are you pregnant? The words I hoped to never hear before taking this journey. How could I honestly tell an 8-year old that I am a Cancer survivor and my stomach is so big because it was full of tumors four years ago? I heard these words four times this year, from four separate students, and all four times crushed me: Crushed my soul, my spirit, my confidence, and any motivation I had because I had learned to just live with this pain and weight gain. However, my students are not saying this to hurt me. It took this Challenge for me to realize that my Cancer nor my body define who I am. I needed to stop making excuses…to be accountable for my actions like eating chocolate excessively or eating anything, for that matter, to satisfy my emotions; but also to be accountable for the negative mindset I had allowed myself to adopt…telling myself that this was how I was going to look and feel the rest of my life, and to give up on any thought that I could ‘fix’ my problem. My most successful transformation over the last couple of months has definitely been my shift in mindset. Learning to let go of these negative thoughts, and to negative people that were consuming my happiness. This opportunity has been the push I needed to conquer my emotional demons. I started slowly by getting more active. It was painful to feel all of this weight pound onto the floor when I did Zumba, or to feel my muscles ache for days when I lifted even the lightest of weights. But I didn’t give in or give up. I learned to sleep more, go to bed earlier (there are still some late nights), and realize that my lack of sleep has been one of my worst enemies in healing. I didn’t give up. Now on to nutrition. I’ve been battling with so many ideas and recommendations suggested by doctors, Naturopaths, podcasts, Facebook posts, articles…I was willing to try anything to get this inflammation and weight under control. After tracking my meals for the first month, I realized that I had been eating way too much sugar previous to the challenge, and not nearly enough fat. We are brainwashed with so much information that is supposed to ‘help us’, but when I figured out that I needed to reduce my sugar unless I wanted serious health issues, it was a game-changer. I lowered my sugar, and ate more healthy fats. Then I started seeing and feeling so many beautiful things: more energy, less cravings, more confidence, and results! After four years, I was finally starting to see my cheekbones again, to see my abs again, to feel strong- and more confident! I cannot thank you enough, NEM, for this opportunity. My journey has just begun- 8.1 lbs and 10.2” down; there is nothing stopping me now.