Failure, lifestyle change, and not giving up

Do you ever have days or weeks when you feel like a total failure and that giving up would be a lot easier than continuing on? It’s sort of a silly question because my guess is that most people will answer yes, they feel that way once in a while.

That was me last week. I don’t know what brought it on but changing your lifestyle is hard and it’s so incredibly easy to fall back into your old ways and think that it’s so much more comfortable there.

For me, I’ve decided that I am not dieting. I am making a lifestyle change because once I reach a goal weight I’m not stopping and going back to eating what I want all the time. I can’t. At this point in my life I have to fully accept that I am not that 20 something (or teen) that used to eat a king size Reese’s for breakfast with a bottle (yes, a glass bottle) of diet coke. I am 40 years old with 4 kids and my metabolism isn’t near what it used to be.

Changing my lifestyle isn’t just about losing weight and getting in shape though. It’s about my health, living a long active life, and being there for my family whenever they need me. Heart disease, diabetes, and a variety of other health issues run in my family and I don’t want to be a candidate for any of them… I don’t want to take pills daily to keep my cholesterol in check, or insulin shots because my body can’t handle it on it’s own.


I started the Revolt program because I need to tone up all the flab from losing weight in the past year, lose that last stubborn 10lbs, look amazing, and learn better habits.

Well, last week I kind of fell off the wagon. I was craving sweets, breads, and all the bad crap! I ate it too and I won’t lie… that elephant ear was freakin’ delicious people! The homemade ramen stir-fry was tasty too and the no bake cookies that my daughter made.

Anyway, I think that it simply comes down to being human. I don’t believe that anyone can change his or her eating habits and lifestyle overnight. It takes weeks to make that change permanent but even after you’ve got it down and are doing awesome life happens and you eat a piece of cake … or two. And some chips.. whatever.

This week is a new week and I am committed to trying harder to really push myself with the Revolt workouts and sticking as close to the meal plan as I possibly can. Besides, I have a couple short-term goals to reach! One is to look as good if not better than my sister when she comes home and two is to look awesome at BlogHer!

How have you been able to reach your goals?

Have you made a lifestyle change like this? How did you achieve it?

Disclosure:  I was chosen as a Revolt Fitness Program blogger and received free membership to try the fitness program out and share my thoughts on it. All opinions expressed are my own.


Revolt Fitness Update

This week I want to talk all about the food because the Revolt plan isn’t just about the workouts and incredible videos that go along with them.

The program includes the meal plans with calorie ranges from 1400-2400 calories. There is also a detox week which is about 200 calories less than the normal Revolt diet and meant to help with all the sugar you’ve eaten and will help you lose the bloat associated with high simple sugar consumption.

Each plan has 5 – 6 meals each day and will list exactly what to eat for each meal and how much based on the plan you’ve selected (they help you figure out which one to follow). The meals are well balanced and include lean protein, lots of fresh veggies, whole grains like brown rice, fruits and healthy fats and the best part is that if there is something in the meal plan that you don’t like or are allergic to there is a list of over 100 approved items that you can pick from.

One of the things that I worried about was having to make a separate dinner for the rest of my family because to me that seemed like a lot of extra work that I didn’t want to do. But what I’ve found is that a lot of the dinners are family friendly and I can make mine right along side of theirs and we can all eat together.

Here’s a perfect example. Last night’s dinner was a chicken stir fry bowl and when I told the kids when they asked what’s for dinner (like they do a million times a day each week) they said that sounds good. Win! The only difference between mine and theirs was that I pulled out some of the stir fry sauces, soy sauce, and sriracha for them to use on theirs while I seasoned mine with lemon pepper seasoning (minus the salt).

Of course their favorite so far has been the coconut curry chicken. My daughter who loves food like this even said she doubted that it would be good and then she tried it and changed her mind. Another win!

revolt meals

Once in a while I do get tired of grilled/baked chicken and like to find ways to mix it up but for the most part I do try to stick with the meal plan. There is lots of grilled chicken, fish, lean sirloin, sweet potatoes (which I love), steamed veggies, smoothies, and eggs… I’m not so fond of hard boiled eggs anymore.

OH.. I almost forgot about the best part! Cheat day! One day a week you get a cheat day where there is nothing planned as far as the meal plan goes and you can eat whatever you want. It can be any day of the week that you want just make sure that it’s only once. I use Saturday as my cheat day and even though I still try to be good I end up eating something that is so far from the healthy list it isn’t even funny! Usually some dessert… good thing cheat day is only once a week.

Okay, so here’s where I get honest. Do I follow the plan 100% to the T? Nope. There are days that I find it really hard to stick to the plan exactly but I do try to eat good and stick with fresh foods, avoiding the processed stuff as much as possible.

What kind of meal plan do you follow?

Disclosure: I was chosen as a Revolt Fitness Program blogger and received free membership to try the fitness program out and share my thoughts on it. All opinions expressed are my own.

Fitness Friday – Revolt Update

Well, it’s been 2 weeks since I started the Revolt program and I won’t lie…. it’s been really hard. Of course I knew that going into it because no diet and/or workout plan is ever easy, especially if you want to see results, right?

So the big news this week… I’ve lost about 5lbs total! Not ideal but it’s a start and it can only get better from here. I will admit that I have not stuck to the diet 100% and that I sometimes skip the icky green smoothies. I tried… honest I did but I just could not do it. It tasted and smelled like grass and was thick and clumpy. I’m sure that there are much better uses for kale than a smoothie no matter what the health benefits are.

Something I have noticed is that I’m getting stronger (and sore some days) and that means that I am building lean muscle which will help fuel the calories being used. The workouts are 5 days a week with Monday, Thursday, and Saturday being giant cardio circuits and Tuesday being lower body sculpting and Friday being upper body sculpting (Wednesday and Sunday are off days).

Exercises that I have learned to hate but that means they work.

  • Planks. The first 30 second plank is easy peasy… the 2nd… it’s starts to get a little challenging, the 3rd… my muscles are shaking and it takes a lot of focus to stay in place…. the 4th… well, lets just say that I don’t always make it to the 4th one.
  • Stability ball pass through. The first time I did this I could not keep my legs straight and move them slowly down to the floor because my core was/is just not strong enough. I had to pause the video because Nichole can do them at an unnatural rate of speed and has 10 or 12 done before I’m on to number 4. But… slow & steady wins the race! Today I was actually able to do them (my legs weren’t totally straight) but I didn’t have to pause in between each one.
  • Wall squats. 30 seconds. I needn’t say more.

The exercises are broken down into level 1, 2, and 3 and level 1 does 3 circuits and 2 and 3 do 4 circuits. I do the level 2 exercises but I’ll admit that there are times that I’ve had to stop after 3 circuits because I simply can’t do anymore. To make up for that and to help speed up the changes in my body I head out for a run or a walk in the evenings.

My goal is not have a baby belly or thunder thighs! I don’t expect to walk away looking as awesome as Nichole but I do want to look good in a swimsuit again.

What exercise or weight loss goals do you have? How are you achieving them?

Why yes, this is a sponsored post. I am a Revolt blogger and have been given access to the meal plans and all the workout videos for free in return for my honest thoughts and opinions about the program. 

Revolting Wednesday!

I’ve been on and off this weight loss wagon ever since finishing the Shaklee 180 program and I’ve been trying to get rid of these last 10 – 20 pounds and it’s been so difficult. I will admit that I haven’t made the best choices when it has come to what I eat at meal time or snacks. Then there is the “witching” hour when I get home from work and it’s before dinner… I get the munchies. I will snack on just about anything that I can get my hands on and then add to that the holidays and weight came creeping back.


Now, I am doing great! I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to join a group of great bloggers who are working on the Revolt Fitness program!

Revolt is a total fitness plan that is a combination of workouts and meal plans to get you in shape 6 weeks. The workouts are led by Nichole and change from week to week and follow a similar routine where there are 3 days of cardio, 1 day of lower body strength training, and 1 day of upper body strength training with two days off in between. These workouts are not easy…. not at all and they’re designed to get proven results. I have had days where it hurt like hell to sit down because my leg muscles were very sore and this is after going to the gym regularly.

I started the diet with a detox which was meant to help my body rid it of the effects of all the sugar I eat. I’m here to tell you that it was a rough week… and I followed it pretty closely except for one day where I messed up. Now, I’m on the next phase and have been able to increase the types of foods that I’m able to eat and there is even dessert. Yum!!

I will be following the program for the full six weeks and will be sharing my thoughts and progress each week. Below are my stats from the start of the program on April 29th and they’re similar to what they were at the end of the Shaklee 180 program except for the weight… that’s a little higher. As I get a little braver and whole lot more fit I’ll be sharing some pictures of my progress (my initial pics were shared in a private FB group and even that was a challenge).

My goals are to fit into a size 10, lose the baby belly, and look fit and tone overall.

Height: 5’8″
Weight: 160lbs
Chest: 32in
Waist: 31.5in
Hips: 43in
R. Arm: 12.5in
L. Arm: 12in
R. Thigh: 22.5in
L. Thigh: 21.5

You can join Revolt at any time for $9.99 a month of course you can cancel at anytime but after seeing the results you’ll want to keep with the program.

 I was chosen as a Revolt Fitness Program blogger and received free membership to try the program out. All opinions, pics, aches & pains are my very own. 

Join the new Shaklee 180 Blogger program now!

shaklee 180 

By now you all know that I was one of the Shaklee Cinch bloggers and spent 6 months in the company of 50 other incredible women and one amazing leader. During that time I learned a great deal about weight loss, myself, exercise, and most importantly I lost a lot of the extra weight that I had been carrying around for far to long.

This is one program that I whole heartedly feel is the one. The one that will help anyone turn around their life and health. The one program that is worth investing in. It’s the one program that is better than all others hands down.

Shaklee made a few changes to the program and changed the name. It’s now called Shaklee 180 and it is a program that takes you beyond Before & After to your happily ever After-After™  complete with Clinically-tested weight loss products. Shaklee 180 is the only product that I know of that uses Leucine. Leucine is an amino acid that signals your body to retain muscle, so you lose the right kind of weight. On conventional diets you lose muscle along with the fat.

The blogger program was great and now you have the opportunity to apply for the next blogger program! They will be selecting the next group of bloggers soon so you need to make sure that you fill out the form by January 31st.

  • A grand prize that includes a $2,500 Visa Card, an all-expense paid trip for you and a friend for a weekend trip away, including airfare and travel to Lake Austin Spa and Resort rated as the #1 spa destination in North America, according to Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine,for a 3 night stay that includes meals, fitness classes, activities, make-over and full-photo shoot for the winner
  • An opportunity to be chosen for a Shaklee 180™ video promotion and a trip to Shaklee HQ in California.
  • For selected bloggers who participate monthly incentives, including paid Facebook advertising for your blog, workout gear, shoes, equipment, and more.
If you’re still not sure about whether or not this program is for you take a look at the last blogger program or just some general information about the Shaklee 180 weight loss program.

You can check Shaklee 180 out all over the web too!

Don’t forget that you only have until January 31st to fill out the form! So what are you waiting for?!?!

Results and experiences from the Shaklee 180 Program are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180 program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week. 

This is a sponsored post by the Shaklee Corporation. I have been compensated but my opinions are my own.

In a slump… Cinch Update

I’m trying to remain positive and I’m still following the Cinch plan. No, I’m not following it 100% and maybe that’s the trouble but I have upped my workouts and no matter what I do I can’t seem to shed these last 10lbs! I’ve been stuck for a while it seems… funny thing is that the weight went down for a while and I was super close to my goal but it managed to get right back up. It’s like my body thinks it has to be just under 160lbs but not at 150!

I’m in a slump. I almost feel like giving up really… but I know that I’ve come really far in the past 6 months and that giving up should never be an option. So I am reaching out to all of you.

This is what I need…

  • Help getting out of this slump.
  • A stalker of sorts to make sure that I’ve been to the gym (3 times/wk) and to make sure that I’m not eating a bunch of crap.
  • A cheerleader to push me.
This is what I’m going to do…
  • NO MORE Diet Coke. I’m quitting again.
  • Workout 3 days a week minimum.
  • Cinch shakes twice a day.

I am so close to succeeding that it’d be such a huge win for me!

I love the Cinch program and have never had such good success with losing weight before ever! It truly has been life changing for me… want an example?

Okay, I joined the YMCA and with that membership came a free month to all of the aerobic classes that they offer. Nice, huh? So I decided to do the HIIT (high intensity interval training) class one morning before work (it’s at 5:30am that alone should show some dedication to wanting to lose the weight). Here’s a bit of info about the class, it’s a timed interval class that focuses on 1 to 2 minutes of high energy movements with 30-second recovery. It increases your energy, strength and endurance. Doesn’t sound to bad, right? Well, I’m here to tell you that it was HARD. I somehow managed to keep up without stopping and finished the class, but… by the end of the day I was starting to feel it. It was good though because I knew that I finally had a good workout. The following day came and walking after sitting for a while hurt like hell! The day after that it still hurt but I went back to the gym and got in almost 3 miles on one of the elliptical machines and a few weights. Then the weekend came and I was back to normal!

I’m going back to the class on Wednesday morning. Why? I need to. I have to. I found something that finally worked that jiggly part of my arm! The ab workout was freakin’ amazing. Best of all… the instructor took her time and came over to work with me directly and show me how to do things right so the workout was effective.

This month my numbers haven’t changed at all. The weight and measurements are exactly the same! Good news is that I’m maintaining… bad news is that I’m not losing…

October & November measurements

Chest: 32
Waist: 30.5
Hips: 40
Thighs: 24
Arms: 12
Weight: 157
BMI: 24.0

side view at the gym front view at the gym
Gotta start somewhere… so to the gym I go!

I would love to hear what your ideas are! How do you get past the slump? What have you done to lose those last few stubborn pounds?

Anyone want to be my helper/stalker/supporter?

You can also check out my video update too! It’s not that good… I suck at videos.

I do highly recommend the Cinch program and would more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about the program or how I’ve done with the program.

UPDATE!! I wrote this on Monday (11/19) and as of Tuesday (11/20) the scale moved a bit. I’ve managed to get down to 154.

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporations’ Team #Cinchspiration Campaign. I have received free products, online support and incentives for my participation. However the opinions and pics are my own!


Cinch Update ~ Fall Edition

Well, it’s been 4 months since I’ve started the Cinch and it really has been life changing for me. I’ve learned so much about myself, losing weight, and how a support group is key that I just can’t say enough about it. It is awesome!

I’m at the point right now where I’m kind of stuck though… I want to get down to 150lbs but seem to be hovering between 157 – 160 (depending on the day). And for those of you following along that is a loss of over 20lbs and almost 40lbs since I started back in May with Wendy and her #iwillrock this challenge. Not bad, right?

Aside from losing the weight there are some major successes as far as I’m concerned and some of these might just be the best part about the program.

  • I look pretty damn good for the first time in a while. Yes, I know it sounds vain but after seeing what I looked like last winter and seeing myself now I think it’s okay.
  • I weigh the lowest in a long time. So long I don’t even remember.
  • I drink a lot more water and a lot less pop (soda for those of you not from Michigan).
  • I feel better about myself & don’t hide behind clothes that are to big.
  • I exercise more then I ever have in my entire life.
  • I really think about what I’m going to eat, the calories involved in it, and if I really need it or not.
  • I’m healthy!
  • I like shopping again!
  • I am encouraged to keep the weight off and work towards my goal no matter how long it takes!

I may have said it before but I’m going to say it again. Cinch works. It truly is an great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to start their own weight loss journey.

So let’s take a look at some pictures!

June 2012

june 2012 june 2012
Hmm… Not so happy looking and kinda lumpy.

October 2012

October 2012 October 2012
Ahh.. that’s better! Thinner and smiling.

There is one thing that I wish I would have thought of a long time ago… one of my friends and #Cinchspiration team mates, Maribel, has a series called Wear it again Wednesday where she pulls something out of her closet that she hasn’t been able to wear in a long time and well… she wears it! I got rid of all my smaller clothes because I never thought that I’d fit into them again. Aside from that she’s a great cheerleader and is always doing something to inspire me to keep on going! You need to check our her post today! Go… do it!

I have to mention Sommer! She is our brave leader and is there for all of us on the Cinch program to support us, to challenge us, and to lift us up when we think we just can’t do this anymore. I was so incredibly lucky to have met her earlier this month along with two other Cinch ladies who I am so happy to call friends as well, Jennifer and Maggie.

Cinch Group

Me, Sommer, Jennifer, and Maggie

I have to thank Sommer & her sister for taking this pretty awesome picture of us! We had a really fun weekend together and I hope that we can all get together again.

If you’re interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey and are interested in Cinch let me know. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you get started.


I did some measurements this morning and I finally have seen some dramatic changes in the numbers!

So here are the June measurements…

Chest: 34
Waist: 36
Hips: 44
Thighs: 25 1/2
Arms: 13
Weight: 180
BMI: 27.4

And here are Octobers…

Chest: 32
Waist: 30.5
Hips: 40
Thighs: 24
Arms: 12
Weight: 157
BMI: 24.0

So that is a total loss of 23lbs and 14 inches!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporations’ Team  #Cinchspiration Campaign. I have received free products, online support and incentives for my participation. However the opinions and pics are my own! 

A new me… thanks to Cinch!

Sometimes you can’t see the changes in the way you look until you see a picture of yourself or someone says something. Then you tend to take a harder look and think… ‘huh, you’re right!’

Well, that’s where I’m at now. People are really noticing that I’ve lost weight and are mentioning it to me! I love it! They want to know what I’ve done to lose it, how much I’ve lost, and how I feel. All of it is so encouraging and makes me really feel great about myself and all the hard work that I’ve done.

I truly believe that without the Cinch program I wouldn’t be where I am today!

Okay, so remember how I just said that you don’t realize what you look like until you see a picture? Let’s take a look at the progress that I’ve made.

winter 2011

august 2011

Take a look at these pictures…. in both of them I thought that I looked pretty darn good. I didn’t think that I was that overweight… guess I was blocking it from my head. In all reality I was wearing a size 16 and was pretty…. round I guess.

Early in the year I went to the doctor for some cold or ailment and as always they have you step on the scale. The number that stared back at me was horrible. It was a number that I refuse to share because I can’t believe that I ever let myself go that much. It was a number that was higher than when I was 9 months pregnant. I knew that something had to change.

When I applied to be part of the Cinch Blogger Program I never expected that they would actually select me, but they did and I was ecstatic about it! I can’t say enough about how great the program is and how well it has worked for me.

june 2012 june 2012

This is me (obviously) when I started the Cinch program in June. The fact that I had to actually take pictures like this scared the crap out of me because it would really show all my flaws and how I really looked. But I did it… I posted the pictures for the world to see.

sept 2012sept 2012

And now here I am 3 months later. Smiling, slimmer, trimmer, and in much better shape than I’ve been in a long time. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t do some sort of exercise even if it’s just a short walk and lately I’ve dusted off that 30 Day Shred dvd that I bought a few years ago and have been doing that too.

Losing the weight isn’t easy and it takes time but in the end it really is worth it. I won’t say that I haven’t cheated… because well that’d be a huge lie. I do cheat, but I’m human and really like food…. I’m careful about it though and try to count the calories of what I’ve eaten. I work out a little bit more and I don’t go overboard and besides everything is okay in moderation.

Are you interested in Cinch? To stay informed of new review programs or other offerings please sign up for the blogger newsletter.

I’m linking up with Seven Clown Circus and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday too!

Cinch Update & Giveaway!

Well, month two is in the books for my weight loss journey!

Over the years I have tried different diets, pondered many others, and have never really seen results. With Cinch I am so happy because my weight is lower than it’s been in years, I am exercising on a regular basis, and I am inspired to keep moving and losing weight!

Not only am I losing weight but I’m toning up and building muscle which is one of the huge benefits of Cinch… lose weight, keep it off, and gain muscle!!

I won’t say that it’s been easy because any diet isn’t easy. You have to really want to do it and want to change your life. You have to think about food, exercise, and everything differently. At one point my day seemed to really center around food… what was I going to have for lunch.. or and then what was for dinner and how long before I could eat. I was obsessed. I’ve been able to turn that around and when I think that I’m hungry I really think about it… drink some water (lots of water) and get up and move a little. Most of the time I’ve found that I’m not really hungry… my body just needs more water especially when it’s only been two hours since I just ate.

One of the best things so far is that other people are really noticing that I am losing weight and telling me how great I look… that alone is a huge moral booster to me. To me that means that I am really doing something and making it work. One person even told me that I look younger! WOW… ok so does that mean when we’re over weight that we tend to look older? Well, if that’s the case then I intend to keep the weight off.

Cinch works!

My clothes are looser and some I simply can’t wear anymore. Okay, so that may be a double edged sword, because they don’t fit I have to get new ones but shopping for new clothes is pretty darn expensive! Although, shopping is more enjoyable now because my options are much greater than the were before.

Jeans khaki pants
Both of those pairs of pants that I’m wearing are much to big now! The jeans are a 14 and the khaki’s are a 16… the khaki’s can come on and off without even unbuttoning them. Of course I wear them both with a belt pulled tight (I hate the bulges from it though) because they’re a couple of my favorite pairs of pants but they also remind me how far I have come.

I have one concern though… and you know what? I vlogged about it! Let me know what you think.

Have you tried other diet plans and failed? Would you be interested in checking out Cinch for yourself? Well, if so then you’ll be excited to know that I am giving away a Cinch starter kit! This two week kit has everything you need to get started on your weight loss journey with Cinch and has a retail value of $228!

cinch starter kit

Included in the kit is:

  • Vanilla shake mix canister (15 servings)
  • Assorted Cinch shake packets (14 packets)
  • 3-in-1 boost™(42 count)
  • Assortment pack snack bars (10 count)
  • Energy tea mix (28 sticks)
  • Daily journals (2)
  • Cinch program guide
  • Cinch logo shaker cup
  • Cinch pedometer
  • Cinch tape measure

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Check out some of the other great ladies that are taking part in this weight loss program with me!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation’s Team #Cinchspiration Campaign. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.



#Cinchspiration Update!! You’ll want to read this one… it’s great!

Well, I figured that it was about time that I updated everyone on my weight loss journey since it’s been almost 8 weeks. So let’s get started with the important stuff…

These are the measurements that I shared with you when I started the Cinch program.

Chest: 34
Waist: 36
Hips: 44
Thighs: 25 1/2
Arms: 13
Weight: 180
BMI: 27.4

And here are my stats as of August 6th.

Chest: 33
Waist: 33
Hips: 43
Thighs: 24 1/2
Arms: 12
Weight: 167.5
BMI: 25.5 (I am SOOO close to the healthy range!)

I have to say that I am very happy with the results so far! But that’s not to say that I am slowing down or stopping because there is more weight to be lost, toning to happen, and goals to be met!

So with all that said there is a lot that I have learned over the past few weeks and it’s been great. So here’s my list…

Weight Loss – Lessons Learned

  1. Knowing the difference between eating when you’re hungry and when you’re not. OMG… this right here has been the biggest eye opening thing yet and if this is the only thing that I learn while taking part in the program then it’s well worth it. I am one that has always just eaten whenever I felt like it whether I was hungry or not OR I would wait to long and be starving and then just pig out on whatever I could find within arms reach. Bad…bad…bad! This has really changed the way I think about food and eating. More often than not when I think I’m hungry I reach for the water and drink it down and TADA! hunger is gone. Part of this is knowing how long ago I just ate, what I ate, and of course how active I’ve been. Understanding this has really helped me cut back and get a great jump start on my weight loss.
  2. Exercise. Yea, I’m slow getting to the game I know… I would do a little bit here and there but nothing daily, no routine, and no plan. Well, I figured it out…. walking, running, or doing something makes the weight move faster. So I’ve been walking almost every day and my goal is to get my average walking time to 15 minutes per mile. Now, I’m getting closer every time I walk unless I take Andrew in the stroller and then my time slows down a bit but it’s helping out a lot!
  3. The more you exercise the more you want to do it! If I skip walking one day the next day I really feel the need to get out there and do something no matter how warm it is! I’ve been getting out and walking no matter what the temp is and for me that is huge! I hate the heat.
  4. One day, all of a sudden you’ll notice that your clothes are to big!
  5. Most of important… it takes time. The weight didn’t appear overnight and sure isn’t going to disappear any faster. For a bit I felt defeated because the weight wasn’t going away but now I’m seeing great results!
One of the best things happened recently too! I went shopping with my daughter and wanted to get a new pair of jeans…. well we all know how difficult jean shopping can be. I didn’t come home with a new pair of jeans but what I did come home with was a new size! I’ve been wearing a 14 – 16 for a while but now…. I can wear a 12! I have no idea when the last time was that I wore a 12… seriously people this is a big deal here! Because of this I am totally renewed and determined to keep at it and lose those last few (ok so it’s more than a few) pounds and be a solid size 10.

Trying on the size 12’s at American Eagle!

If you ever wondered about Cinch and if it really works I will be the first to tell you YES! Yes, it works. Just look at me smiling in that picture!
This program is sponsored by Shaklee and while I am using their products and being compensated for it I will be sharing my honest opinions throughout the 6 month program.