19 Oct 4 Week Jump Start Success! April’s Story
It makes my day to receive stories like these! April had a tremendous success on 4 week jump start and she is now working towards STRONGER.
Meet April…After being an athlete and in great shape thru High School, April lead a sedentary lifestyle in college and slowly put on weight each year.
After graduation, she was unable to complete a 5k/3.1 mile race and decided something had to change. She began working out again and was physically strong, but her weight would not budge.
April completed my 4 week Jump Start and broke through her weight loss plateau. Down 7 pounds, too many inches to count, and back to the fit, athletic and healthy girl she was in high school!
College Weight Gain Sets In
In April’s Words:“I have been an athlete my whole life. I played softball and basketball throughout middle and high school, and I still play softball today! I did not play sports in college though and found myself much larger than I had ever been. I am 5′ 10” and graduated high school in 2000 at 149 lbs with 14% body fat. By the end of my first semester in College, I was up to a whopping 180 and somewhere around 26% body fat! I also went from a size 7 to a 12, sometimes 14.
“When I grew out of the store American Eagle I decided that something had to change.”
When you stop feeling sorry for yourself, a new life can emerge
I finally began to stop feeling sorry for myself for being as out of shape as I was. So began my new lifestyle of being more healthy. I still maintained my 175 lb weight, but ate “better” and looked better. I could also get back into a size 10, so in my mind I was just fine. In 2010 I had my daughter (which did not fit into my getting smaller lifestyle at all! But I love her so much and wouldn’t change it for the world!). Once I could, I got right back to it and shed some weight, dropping down to between 168 and 172 (I got up to 219 while I was pregnant).
In early 2012 I decided to give HIIT workouts a try and I did great, I lost about 3-4 pounds, and slimmed down to a size 8 and sometimes a 6 in skinny jeans. However, I still fluctuated about 4-8 pounds every day.
In my adult life I run 5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons and do Triathlons and Spartan races. I tell you all of the above to say I know what it is like to be fit (and work hard). I even got back there a bit recently, but still all I was doing was maintaining.
Success with Natalie Jill’s Jump Start
I was committed and ate only what was on the lists with an exception of taking my protein with 2% milk once a day in the morning. I cut bread, yellow cheese (my life!), potatoes, and sweet tea (I love in Mississippi…this one was hard!) I had immediate results! My now husband (We got married on August 29th this year) was amazed when he came home from working offshore. By our wedding I was 3 weeks into the program and had shed a consistent 6 to 7 pounds and many inches! My wedding dress was tight when I bought it in April, but by the day of, it was loose!
Working towards Stronger
I want to THANK YOU for the motivation to keep me going. I don’t plan to stop and I have incorporated new meals and a way of life with my family. I look forward to more programs and hope that this story (though long) helps others want to get up and get out there too!”
Thank you April for sharing your journey! You DECIDED to make good choices, made a LIFESTYLE change …and look at you now!
WHO Wants to be NEXT?
Get started with the same Lifestyle 4 week Jump Start program April followed HERE
Get the same STRONGER program April is now following HERE