Overall 2018 Winner Yizel Little

Congrats to our overall 2018 Pot Challenge winner, Yizel Little, who has won $3,150 for being an incredible inspiration and following through on our 12 week challenge! We are so very proud of you!!!!
Join our upcoming No More Excuses Challenge starting January 28th and ending on Easter HERE!!! For $50 you will not only receive an email consultation with Maria Kang, a 150 workout ebook, No Excuse Mom tank, 12-week accountability calendar and a fitness/nutrition guide, but you will also get a chance to win $1000 worth of money and prizes.
Her story!
When I joined NEM, I was a couple of weeks away from having my second daughter in twelve months.  I was overwhelmed daily, juggling my two little babies with no family around.  I look back at the group walks and exercises that I attended and am thankful.  Even though I was not a consistent attendee, I appreciate that I was able to take a break from being at home alone with my babies. Through the years I have enjoyed having the support of the NEM group even when I was completely inactive and just looking at posts for inspiration.  This challenge appealed to me because I felt I was tired and ready to make the change.
Although I had balance and peace in most areas of my life, they were constantly overshadowed by my unhealthy choices.  I did not want to see friends or family because I felt that they would be disappointed in me.  I tried to hide as much as possible and had anxiety about just seeing people.  It may sound silly but I really felt like I could not be seen. I had closed myself away for too long and I understand now that my unhealthy lifestyle was negatively impacting my relationships.
 I want to change for myself.  I want to be a healthier, happier me for myself.  I want to be a good example for my daughters.  I want to help lead my family into a healthier life. My daughters are getting older and I want to teach them by example.  They are kids and can eat anything but teaching them, as I learn, about healthy foods is invaluable.   It brings me joy to see them drink water through the day, and snack on fruits and veggies.  We exercise together almost every day.  Whenever they see me start to do any random exercise in the kitchen or dining room they ask if they can join.  I love it and am thankful for it. 
On my healthy journey I have learned a lot about food and what my body needs.  I used to get sick 9 out of 10 days at least once a day when I was “hungry”.  I would NEED to have something sweet and salty to help ease the fainting feeling and the shakes.  I would often end up with an upset stomach.  Since limiting/eliminating some of the unhealthier foods, I no longer get my dizzy shaky spells.  I am either hungry or thirsty but not sick.  I cannot believe that I was doing that to myself by eating too much of the wrong foods almost daily. 
This challenge has been wonderful for me.  I did not plan on losing a specific amount of weight but the challenge and NEM have provided me with the support I need on my journey that I really do not have outside of the group.  The challenge has helped me stay the course and I have a long way to go and I know I can do it.