Congrats to our Region 13 pot challenge winner, Veronika Sefrana for being an incredible inspiration and following through on our 12 week challenge! Region 13 consists of Europe!
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!
my name is Veronika. I am mom of two kids (6, 5 years old).
I hesitated to sign up for this challenge. The fact is that after maternity leave and start of my job I have a bad feeling of having lack of time for family, household, activities, myself. I am still, after two years, looking for ways to get back to my regime and well-being. At the beginning of the challenge, I started a new job and I knew the time rush will be greater.
But the enthusiasm of my friends from the NEM group inspired me and so I went for it.
The first month was euphoric, wonderful. The work is really my dream job (although I still have to learn a lot and graduate). Trips alone with a partner to the mountains, with the whole family … just a month full of action. And I was doing the exercises at home as planned – tabata, HIIT.
In the second month I was running out of energy. The feeling that I could not catch up on everything what I have to do, was even stronger. This also decreased the desire to exercise. I rested for a few days and decided to change the type of my exercises. I started running and a did some weight lifting home from time to time. Before that I preferred home workout type of tabata, HIIT, jump rope and cardio.
In the third month I slowed down and had to shut down because I broke my leg during one beautiful autumn run. At first I thought that I could do some exercises for my abs, my arms, my shoulders on the floor… but the mood went down. I was worried about the new job, my inability to help my partner at home, with my children, shopping, cleaning….
I stopped exercising, unfortunately even the diet was not very ideal.
Now, before the end of the challenge and the end of my sick leave, I realized that I had to relax with demands on myself and my loved ones too.
I can’t have a regime that I had and very much loved on maternity leave. I need to rethink my goals and plans.
Although my transformation or change in the figure will probably not show. I don’t count the disproportion between the left and right leg 🙂 (left calf 32, right 37), but the transformation is happening from inside. I have my new plans and goals. I don’t need to have a perfect household, mood, activities, be perfect in the work or have the perfect figure. I will relax and enjoy mainly my family, my dream job and I will try to find a few days a week for myself to exercise because I enjoy it and need it.
Have a great Christmas time.
Best regards to all of you.
Veronika from Czech Republic.