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Prepare yourself for a surge of motivation! Linda is a beautiful mom, business owner and Get Fit Now member who has been inspiring us all through her amazing journey. Today, she’s sharing her tips along with her healthy transformation story!
Tell us about yourself
Well, I am a 41 year old single mother with LOTS of kids. I work full time as a self employed global consultant in the areas of supply chain management, sales and marketing. While growing up, I was extremely active and was even Captain of the basketball team in high school (don’t laugh Dustin, I really had coordination back then). I had my first child at the age of 22, and I was able to rebound from having him and was back to my old self, a size 2. Yes, a size 2. I was young, so bouncing back was easier. However, I did not do this healthy and I gradually started to gain weight back. By the time I reached 30, I weighed 180 pounds. By 40, I was 247 pounds. Talk about scary!!! And this is the thing, whenever you use to be skinny and then gain a lot of weight, people always look at you funny or ask you what happened? It was embarrassing. I felt shameful that I let myself get to this point. And I couldn’t even explain how I got here, because you don’t realize it while it is happening. When your busy with kids, a job, a house and all kinds of life issues it’s almost like you wake up one morning, look in the mirror and say, “what happened?” I wasn’t paying attention to myself.
What was your biggest inspiration to make a change in your life?
Around December 2013, I remember developing a marketing plan for new business. And I remember one of my colleagues telling me that I was at a disadvantage because I was fat. That the companies were going to go with the beautiful, skinny consultants because they showed that they cared about themselves. I was heartbroken. I got really depressed. I started thinking about all of the health problems I was looking forward to. I watched my obese father die a very slow death due to weight issues. I did not want to be in the same boat. I wanted to see my children grow up and I wanted to be able to provide for them. I was in the fast lane to go to heaven. I started eating healthier and better. I slowly lost a few pounds here and there but the weight wasn’t coming off. I went to a local gym to see about a personal trainer and they gave me no motivation, no excitement……. nothing. They annoyed me.
What goals did you set for yourself in order to make a change?
I had absolutely NO goals at all. I just knew that I wanted to lose weight and nobody was telling me exactly what to do and how to do it.
How did you find out about Get Fit Now?
So one day, I’m scrolling through the newsfeed on Facebook. Now this is where divine intervention comes in, because I NEVER pay attention to Facebook. But I see this AD for women who want to TRANSFORM their bodies. Not just lose weight, but TRANSFORM their bodies. I immediately thought, “SIGN ME UP!!!” This body NEEDS TRANSFORMING. I filled out the form and waited……. I waited maybe a day, that was all. A day. And then I received the CALL THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER. Happy ole Dustin called me and talked to me about the program and what they do. I told him to sign me up. He told me to come the following day and the rest is history.
How did you keep yourself motivated to keep going?
For me, staying motivated is not difficult. The first reason I stay motivated is Dustin and Emily. The walk every step with you. The truly understand where you were and were you are going. Listening to Dustin at 9:30 in the morning yelling, “Let’s work, let’s work” is music. They pump you up and keep you smiling the whole time. You don’t even realize your going to be sore the next day because you are having so much fun at the time. Emily always posts these amazing recipes so that you don’t have to worry about whether or not something is healthy to eat. You just check out the Facebook page or the blog. This keeps me from jumping into the cookie jar. Another reason I stay motivated is my kids. My boys will see me running and they honk the horn and scream and yell, “GO MOMMA. YOU GOT THIS.” Once their friends starting seeing me running, they starting yelling and encouraging me too. The boys always tell me, “you putting in work Momma.” My daughters tell me I am the incredible shrinking woman. These people inspire me to do better and continue working at it every day.
How has joining the Get Fit Now Team contributed to your success?
I often think about what my life would be like if I didn’t fill out that form. I would still be sitting on my couch, watching reruns of The Vampire Diaries and wondering how in the world to start changing an out of control problem. GET FIT NOW PT is a game changer, they helped me do an about face on my life. The are the method behind the madness, a huge part of any success I may have. Dustin and Emily have given me something amazing. They give me drive and self-confidence. They let me know that yes, I CAN. GET FIT NOW PT has also gotten me out of the fast lane to heaven. I will still get there, but I get to walk instead.
Dustin and Emily ROCK!!!!
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