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Mom of Three (Amanda)

August 28, 2013

number of pregnancies-3
number of children-3
age 29
2 years PP

My name is Amanda, Im 29 years old, Ive always been “healthy” but not healthy, im a chocoholic and never put much thought into what I was putting into my mouth, if it was deep fried even better I ALWAYS had a struggle with my size, my shoulders are too wide, my ribcage too big…. I used to box a bit, would go to the gym but was never what you would call “fit”. I had my first baby at the age of 15, I gained about 70Lbs with my first pregnancy (im 5’2″ was about 110 to start) not too many stretch marks I lucked out. 24 hour natural delivery 7lbs 13.5oz. A lot of people had a lot of things to say about my age but here we are. He saved my life in more ways than he could ever understand. I was a single mother for 8 years, finished highschool ontime, went to college, got a job and moved out to support my son and myself (my parents are two amazing people not many would do for their 15 year old pregnant daughter what mine did for me) I was in and out of relationships with men who just weren’t ready to be parents, and that’s ok, I understand that now. I was barely ready myself but my son and I grew up together and we still are. I FINALLY reconnected with my first love from when I was 13, we were separated for 12 years because I moved a few provinces away. He moved to us and immediately we were a family, something “clicked” I got pregnant with my second son I was 130lbs, gained only 30 lbs walked every day to take my oldest to and from school, and worked on my feet. only 6 hour natural delivery, 7 lbs 10oz. not so lucky this time in the stretch mark department I got some on my belly more on my legs, My breasts shot from a D to somewhere in the F range. My hubby and I got married a year after he was born I was 146Lbs. And then Came bebebgirl… We got pregnant October 2010 I somehow managed to hit 160 within 3 months and just…bloomed from there, I was put off work early because of damage that was done to my hips during my first pregnancy (I was still growing yadda yaddda) so my legs were falling asleep at random. I have OCD so all I did was clean, eat, play with my kids and lay on the couch stuffing my face. that was my day, every day. take out daily, July 21 2011 weighing in at 210Lbs after two and a half “blissful” days of natural labor I gave birth to bebegirl 8lbs 3 oz. LOTS of stretch marks LOTS of extra skin… fast forward 8 mos pp and heres where the fun begins, my husband gets a promotion and moves to a different city while I stay put with all three children so our oldest can finish out the school year. Im somewhere around 195lbs have tried EVERYTHING, nothing works, I get bored easily and quit easily!! I cry in the mirror, I know im not this person, I want to be able to run with my kids again, I want my daughter to grow up without all my hangups. Finally a friend is trying this new program and I decided to try it too. And I saw results, I would have to stop half way through to feed my dd so some nights I would be working out until 1030 or so, but I LOVED IT. It was ME time and I was getting stronger!! fast forward another 16 months and I have lost 101 lbs, from my 210, have totally changed my lifestyle, my eating habits (slowly) and even became a fitness coach!! I work from home, get to be here with my babes and am heathier than I have ever been, I still have my stretch marks and my extra skin on my belly but Im HEALTHY and my babies are healthy, I still sometimes think of maybe a tummy tuck, but im scared silly. I want my kids to see that healthy is the way to be no matter your shape or size being healthy is the key, eating clean and staying active. mommy has muscles and that’s ok, I can hug them tighter and hold them longer. I can run and play and do handstands and summersaults with them. Best of all, I can out push up their daddy (shhhh that’s our secret lol)

1st is me pregnant with my first
2nd is me pregnant with my 2nd
3rd is me at my highest of 210
4th is me in labour with #3 lol
5th is our wedding day
6-8 are my transformation pictures and my recent
Have a Fit Day!!

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5 Responses to “Mom of Three (Amanda)”

  1. Danielle Boutilier Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    you are an amazing person! you look amazing!
    love your story,love your pics! I never got to see
    a pic of #1. congrats amanda, i couldnt ask to
    share the same bday with anyone as great as you.

  2. shannon Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    You look amazing! What is the program that you did? I would love to know! I am 37 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and I am 170 right now (I am 27). I always love advice! BTW, I do not see any stretch marks, and very little loose skin. I am covered in stretch marks, and have loose skin too (I have had 2 cesareans!).

  3. Ashley Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Amazing transformation! You look great! I’m also curious what program you used.

  4. Stephanie Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Wow-Wow-Wowzer! Good for you! Your HARD work payed off hugely. What an inspiration. I can’t believe the transformation in your stomach, especially around your belly button from the first picture to the last. You definitely do not need a tummy tuck. You did it yourself! Amazing. Simply amazing. My tummy is my problem area and always has been. I think you’ve inspired me to work harder on that area.

  5. Ciera mom of 3 Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 6:38 am

    wow, an inspiration! what program did you use? my story is too similar to yours lol, started at 19 and im now 26 with a 6 yo, a 2.5 yo and a 10 month old. so please share the program that you used!!! i hate my stomach and have been doing cardio, im down 30 lbs, im 5ft9 and 210, wanting to lose 40 more lbs to be happy. Please share!!!

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