December 2012

 

Many of you already know me because you have read my articles, we have worked together on product reviews and promotions, or you have requested advise. However, it may come as surprise to all of you, but we have something in common. You have an interest in Creative Bioscience because you want to change your body. Some of you need to lose weight, some need to boost energy, and others need a good cleanse. Well, despite the fact that I am the in-house personal trainer for Creative Bioscience, I too need to change my body.

I am currently 35 weeks pregnant and am set to deliver a baby girl on February 4th 2012. This is not my first baby and as many of you know not my first rodeo at losing weight. Despite the fact that I have quite a bit of experience helping others and myself reach weight loss goals; weight loss is never easy. Just because I am a personal trainer does not make the treadmill any less boring, my first time to a new spin class any less intimidating, nor burning calories easier! In fact, being a personal trainer and needing to lose weight has its own unique set of challenges. One of those challenges is the perception that a fit personal trainer should remain fit and lean during their pregnancy. Unfortunately for me, I do not fit this mold. I suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum. This is a fancy way of saying severe morning sickness. I have been pregnant three times and they all go the same way. I start out at about 135-140 lbs, get sick and lose 10 lbs, and end up gaining about 60 lbs for a net gain of approx 50 lbs. The reason why I gain so much is because the only things that make me feel better is very high fat, calorie dense foods. So while I would never eat bbq spare ribs normally, I cannot get enough during pregnancy.  Another compounding reason is that I get pregnancy anemia which makes me very tired. Any one will gain a lot of weight when they go from running 20 miles a week to nothing overnight! The good news is that once the baby is born I can resume my normal lifestyle habits. That is exactly where this running testimonial will start. Once I deliver my baby, I will be posting my current picture along with my height and weight. I will be posting at least once a month to tell you what I have been eating and my exercise program. Unfortunately, I will not be able to report on any of Creative Biosciences products because I will be breast feeding. I do not feel comfortable taking any supplements besides my prenatal vitamins during pregnancy or while breast feeding. However, I want to show everyone what it takes to lean down. By taking supplements you simply speed up and make the process easier. I will be doing this the harder, old fashioned way. B

 

Baby # 1

1 week post delivery

5’9” age 24 192 lbs at delivery

Baby #2

Five days post delivery

5’9” age 30 187 lbs

I am finished with weight loss. I am about 135 lbs)

 

 

I totally admit that pictures really do not do much justice to reality. It is hard to tell exactly how big or small I am. Also please note that I am a very dense woman. People always think I weigh about 10 lbs less than I really do. I attribute this to an athletic frame, a good amount of muscle mass, and genetics.

Stay tuned for my upcoming Baby #3 post delivery pictures!

 

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Cyndi Jones Bio

by CB Blog Team on December 30, 2012

I have been working in the health and fitness field for over 10 years now. What sparked my interest was when I left home to go to college. I left high school at 5’9” and about 125 lbs. During the first two years of college I went up to 170 lbs and had no idea why. In addition to the weight-gain, I was also having upset stomachs quite regularly. I kept going to the doctor asking his advice on why I was changing so much. The doctor would always give me what I felt like was generic answers like, what types of food are you eating and am I exercising? I never really got it.

After I started to approach the 170 lb mark, I decided to take a step in the right direction. I got a job at the front desk at 24 Hour Fitness. I did this so I could be surrounded by people who I could sponge knowledge of off. This ended up being one of the most impacting decisions I have made in my life. I felt almost like an undercover spy, always asking leading questions and being in the right place at the right time. Before I knew it, I had one of the new trainers practicing their expertise on me. I got all the way back down to 130 lbs.

Losing the 40 lbs meant alot to me. It meant that I really was in control over the way I looked, the way I felt, and my health. It meant empowerment that would last my entire life. This empowerment led me to achieve my degree in Health and Wellness and 3 nationally ranked personal training certificates. (Not to mention a few hot dates)!

Since losing the initial 40 lbs I have been lucky to have 2 boys; ages 8 and 2. With each pregnancy I gained approx 50 lbs. Knowing that I had control over my body and lifestyle (when not pregnant) allowed me the serenity to be at peace with my pregnancy. I was not worried for a moment that I could not get my old body back. Every time “the baby” would want to eat I didn’t have to feel guilty about my calorie count. It is my personal philosophy that there are times and places for perfection. When you are pregnant; you are focused on baby perfection not outward personal perfection.

During my career I have helped hundreds of people regain control over their own fitness goals and boosted their feelings of empowerment. I have worked with several special populations including post-heart attack, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, children, seniors, and elite athletes. Every client has had their own unique struggles and life obstacles to overcome. However, success was within each one of their grasps.

My hopes for you in this challenge is to boost your empowerment. I want to show you that even if you are not striving for perfection, your goals matter. Whether you are looking to lose 5 lbs, 50 lbs, want more energy, or just want to cleanse your system; YOU are in control. Our products work in conjunction with your own personal determination for achievement. By making strategic health and nutrition changes you will maximize the ability of our products to do their job. This will result in a maximum result. The more effort you put into the process the more empowerment you will achieve.

Good luck and keep me posted with any questions or advice you may need.

Sincerely,

Cyndi Jones
Online Social Contributor and Personal Trainer for Creative Bioscience

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