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. Below you will find photos of my previous weight loss ups and downs.
Baby # 1
1 week post delivery
5’9” age 24 192 lbs at delivery
Below I am finished with weight loss. In this photo I am down to 128 lbs.
Five days post delivery
5’9” age 30 187 lbs
Below I am finished with weight loss (In this photo 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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<p align=”center”><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><b>Stay tuned for my upcoming Baby #3 post delivery pictures!</b></span></p>
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