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Body under construction, 86 lbs. lost! The best is yet to come!

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Read her success story! Before and after fitness success motivation from women who hit their weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Learn their workout tips get inspiration! | TheWeighWeWere.comI have been heavy all my adult life. Was I happy? Yes, I have always been a happy outgoing person. Was I happy with my weight?

No! I believe now, that “If you are not sick and tired of being sick and tired you are not ready to make a change!”

In June 2011 I was TIRED of my weight and I decided to make a change for myself! My husband deployed with the US Army and I started on my lifestyle change with Zumba. I began to meet awesome people at S.W.E.A.T.Ltd. in Colorado Springs, Brandi Hancock the owner and one of my best friends helped me to change my life forever.

She taught me that dieting was not the answer and that there was no “magic pill” to get you there, “All there is, is hard work and S.W.E.A.T!” She helped me realize that I needed a life style change, so that is what I did. If she said do it, I did. My next step was Bootcamp, I started it in October 2011.

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This was something totally different then I have ever done and it was hard, I thought I was not going to make it! However determination, motivation and the wonderful people at S.W.E.A.T. ltd. kept me coming back!

After my first 4 weeks of Bootcamp I had only lost 5 lbs. but was losing the inches, a total of 14 inches at this time. My body was in total shock and I loved it. It has been a journey full of laughter’s and tears. The eating part was the hardest part, not knowing what to eat. What worked for me was to go cold turkey. Everything that I loved like soda, cake, candy bars and ice cream had to go.

I would not allow myself to eat it these things and it worked. It was not easy but if it was easy I would not have been in this position. Throughout my weight loss journey I also started Les Mills’ Body Pump and Body Combat along with personal training from Brandy Hancock. I have ran three 5 K’s,hiked Colorado Springs’ Pikes Peak (14114 feet) and started Mountain biking.

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I am amazed on what I can do now, I am unstoppable! The best thing is that I have inspired and motivated others. Today, December 27, 2012, I have lost a total of 86 lbs. and overall 64 inches. I was wearing 18/20 pants and 1-2XL shirts today I am in a size 10 jeans and M/L shirts.

I know I am the one that gets up every day and motivate myself and I am the one who is doing this hard work, however if it would not have been for my friend and trainer Brandi Hancock I would not be where I am today. I was at the right place and met the right people at the right time and most important, I was ready to make a life style change!

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  1. Diane Vanduinen-mcallister

    February 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Great job!!

  2. Erin Dentinger

    February 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome job! Congrats!!

  3. Julian Perez

    February 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Nope there is no magic pill just anything thats worth anything comes from hard work way to go

  4. Bobbie York

    February 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Wonderful inspiration to keep at it. You look wonderful!

  5. Valerie Nickerson Loveland

    February 19, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Awesome story!

  6. Dee Walls

    February 19, 2015 at 9:04 am

    You go girl

  7. Luci Spitler

    February 19, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Courtney Kernodle the best is yet to come!

  8. Miisha Kennedy

    February 19, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I love zumba I lost 35 so far doing zumba…

  9. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    February 19, 2015 at 6:28 am


  10. Jackie Martin

    February 19, 2015 at 5:59 am


  11. Elizabeth Flowers

    February 19, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Great job I have 50lbs to go have loss only 8lbs but I feel better already

  12. Latrell Mixon

    February 19, 2015 at 2:48 am


  13. Amanda Carlow

    February 19, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Good on you. i am at the beginning of my journey and i have to lose the same weight. Except i am size 22. With picture llike your i know i can do it again. Thank you.

  14. Robyne Chabant

    February 19, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Fantastic!! Bet you feel like a million bucks!!

  15. Veronica Silva

    February 19, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Wow wtg

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