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STACEYLBEATY Posts: 71
5/21/10 5:17 P

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That is awesome! You look fabulous! And you are a great inspiration! Thanks for sharing your story! And keep up the good work!

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4/24/10 9:34 A

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You look great! Way to go! Losing that weight made u look sooooo much younger and healthier in the face. I bet u are so proud of yourself, and you should be! Keep up the great work. emoticon

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2/17/10 4:11 P

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CONGRATS, you look amazing!!!!! I can't wait to start my Chalene extreme workouts, I'm just starting working out again since my c-section in November and plan to work up to it with my Turbo Jam first! emoticon

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~Ashleigh~



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2/3/10 8:09 A

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congrats! You have inspired me.



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2/2/10 9:10 A

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Wow! Way to go!

Every day no matter what happened the day before I will get up, dust myself off and start fresh!


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1/26/10 7:34 A

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
-- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Insist on yourself. Never imitate."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for sharing!

Yesterday is over! We can't go back and redo anything that happened...But we can make better choices today! With God's grace we have a NEW chance everyday!

Hugs Debbie


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LANAV27 Posts: 3
1/19/10 11:55 A

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Great job! I love the fact that you weren't afraid to show what child birth does to your abs, and how you got toned! You go girl!

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1/18/10 1:00 P

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I can't tell you how much I needed to read your story and see those pictures today! I am at 135 right now and have the exact same goals as you. I seriously can't wait to get started now. Thank you SO much for sharing.

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1/10/10 8:56 A

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Great job!!! Now you'll have lots of extra energy for your kids!!! Renee

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1/3/10 4:29 P

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Wow! Your hard work is such an inspiration! Congrats!



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12/2/09 3:36 P

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So many similarities in your story and mine. And you have motivated me to finish my goal. I too also feel like a stronger person, not just physically but mentally and can now handle things that I would shy away from before.
Thanks for sharing your story. You are awesome!

Marilyn

Change is a process, not an event.

I control my body, it doesn't control me.

"Once you make the decision to take control of what goes into your body, you're able to harness that power and reclaim yourself."
Jillian Michaels

SW Jan 2008 - 230+
SW with SP Oct 2008 - 218
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11/19/09 9:26 A

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So awesome! I loved the pics you look fabulous. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You give me hope to lose my belly fat from my 4 kids. I have this bulge baby bulge is what I call it. People think I am crazy but I see and they don't. I hide it in my pants and behind spandex. Haha!! When you did Chalene Extreme did you have to buy a bunch of weights to do it???? I was going to buy it but I was worried I would have to buy a ton of stuff!

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TURBOMEL's Photo TURBOMEL Posts: 9,144
11/14/09 7:23 A

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AKMAMA - thanks for posting again. It was a great motivation to read this post again and look at the wonderful pictures of June.

June - how are you doing now?? Any words of motivation???

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
-Carol Burnett

"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.



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AKMAMA08's Photo AKMAMA08 Posts: 636
11/14/09 3:52 A

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I just want you to know I have this bookmarked because it is a huge source of motivation for me!!!!! Read it often.

~If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win~

PROUD HOME-BIRTHING MAMA!
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5/11/09 10:36 A

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Wow! You look amazing! You definitely inspired me to purchase ChaLEAN when I am closer to goal!!



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5/5/09 3:33 A

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thanks! sorry i had been away lately, we were out town and i still getting back to the routine of being home.everything is good here...i am glad there is soo many people that feel motivated and ready to feel better!



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5/4/09 1:11 A

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Congrats on your progress. I have also lost about 20 lbs since the end of December. I feel great. I have lost 4% body fat and I'm going to keep going. I do Turbo Kick 3-4 times a week and I'm so addicted to it now. Great job and keep it up. You can control your happiness, not others.

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TURBOMEL's Photo TURBOMEL Posts: 9,144
4/27/09 10:35 P

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WOW!!! YOU look amazing! YOU worked so hard and it's paying off. Look at that stomach! You have motivated me to have a workout date with Chalene tomorrow morning!!

Thank you!

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
-Carol Burnett

"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.



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4/27/09 2:28 P

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You look amazing!!! I have a very similar story. I was a health freak, worked out a lot, always ate healthy..then went off to Europe for college. I went from 120 to 175 in 8 months. I came home, and could never get lower than 145-150. Tried to lose it for a few years, got married, got pregnant, hit 210 at gestation, and my son is now almost 1 & I am 156. I started TJ in March, and it's been great...but ordered Chalean (it's here now, just recovering from a terrible case of mastitis) because I miss weight lifting. I see myself in your story and can't wait to be able to share my success with it in as great of an ending as yours!
~Mica

~If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win~

PROUD HOME-BIRTHING MAMA!
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4/26/09 11:28 P

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emoticon Congratulations! You look fantastic!

“The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.”



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4/26/09 7:57 P

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emoticon Job emoticon story. emoticon

I don't have an ultimate goal weight because the scale doesn't define me!
I define me: Active, Healthy, Happy!


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4/24/09 11:36 P

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You have done such an amazing job and should be sooo proud of yourself, you look great!! Having two kids of my own I know how hard it is to make time for ourselves but it can be done and you are proof of that!!! emoticon

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4/24/09 2:44 P

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WOW!
What an amazing story and so inspirational...YOU should be so proud...you worked so hard...YOU look lovely! and RIPPED!
YOU GO GIRL!
warm regards,
Michelle



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4/23/09 10:23 A

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Maria, you look FABULOUS! I am so happy for you. :) Felicitaciones chica! Lo hiciste!!!

Shani

I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.

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4/22/09 7:23 P

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WOW! thanks for sharing your story and congrats on your success!!

Kristy

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For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.
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4/22/09 5:14 P

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congrats on your success. You look awesome and should be proud. do not let others comments bring you down. If you are happy then they should be too.


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4/22/09 4:59 P

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Wow you look great! I wish my results were as good as that! I have been stuck at 139 for almost 2 months now and it is driving me crazy!! I am also starting lean phase next week..

Personal Training Mummy!
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4/22/09 4:45 P

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I proposed meself be the person i wanted to be. i visualize meself that way 6 monthsa ago.
i knew i could lost weight, because i did it on the past. ocasionally i exercised, i was happy like that.
last year like in september, i realized being the person i wanted to be means change, inside and outside, and i needed to commit and work harder, after all if i destroy my body in the past, for sure it won't be easy reconstruct it in a short time.

for you to understand my history i have to go a lil bit further in the past...i never was overweight until i came to usa, i am not originally from here, i am from nicaragua, and over there everything is so diferent. my life was much active over there, i used to walk a lot, and NO MATTER WHAT I EAT, my weight almost never fluctuated. that changed in USA. the same food consummed in Nicaragua over here made me gain weight (too much filler?) i got depressed missing my family, and yes i was conform...
at that time i was 130 pounds, i gained 50 pounds in 6 months..i was 180 in 2000..like never in my life, My body couldn't handle it, my skin was ripped, and as a result my arms, behind my knees, belly, got covered of strech marks...i was 20.
i got pregnant of my DD with 183, i ate very healthy on my pregnancy and i managed to gain 25 pounds. 2 weeks after my baby born i was 200 pounds.
ok, i manage to lost and get back on track @ that time, i was eating better, dieting, walking, drinking water etc. and i recuperate meself, i was 135 again.

fast forward 2008: since i lost my weight in the past, with diets, and a lil bit of walking, here i am again, now i have 2 kids, my son born in 2006, and with 157 pounds. i managed to keep my weight from 140-150 but i HATED IT...it was a battle. in sep i hit the 155 and i was shocked! it took me sooo much effort lost all that weight before, i could not let that happen, it was hard, and i got tired of living like that. i neeeded to do something diferent. so i told meself, "I AM GOING TO CHANGE FOREVER..." BUT how? what diferent i have to do?

i got my turbo jam videos, (they were with dust) i love turbo jam, i always do, but i never, really....never commit with my mind and heart TO BELIEVE i can go and do anything i want. i keep meself quiet, i did not want people to ask me, or feel bad if i failed. i was not sure of the results...i was 155-157 and i was not considerate "fat" maybe a lil bit overweight...but people used to tell me ......YOU ARE A MOM NOW! i guess, they try to say, it's ok to be chubby..now everything is diferent.

IF YOU ARE HAPPY BEEN OVERWEIGHT, i don't have any problem with that! but i wasn't! i was sad, i wish SECRETELY feel cute again, i am 28!!!!!!!!!!! my life is entire ahead of me, and even if i were 45, age is more in the mind than body. i wanted to wear cute clothes, to feel like the old me. yes i might look ok with clothes ladies, but the mirror doesn't lie. in my privacy i used to see all those tires of fat around my belly, that i used to cover with loose t-shirts, or bigger pants. and see things of meself i wish to change but i was thinking i was dreaming too high...................

i started again in october, my plan this time was besides of eating healthier, exercise more, that will be the diference this time...remember before i used to walk and exercise but not seriously....i was still unaware of the future, and i have the goal of weight like 125? (i was afraid to think it, and fail) and hope to fix my body @ least 10 percent.

sooo here we gooo turbo jam again, i had @ that time all the videos but not the balls ones, so i ordered them...i started coming back to this forum and love all the advices, i love this place! but i am not much or a writer...i read about chalean extreme...BUT I CLOSE THE POST...i close it because i felt that was too much for me, too tough...but some day i wish i can do it.. it was in my mind, but i did not want to spend money in something i did not knew if i will be able to acomplish....so i decided to see if i can handle my new exercise routine, and i set my goal if i still ws on track after 3-5 months exercising i was going to order chalean...

i started with my turbo jam, day one...i was close to death! lol, a few jumps and my heart hit 181..i was so out shape...i was afraid of fail, and my body was in pain too....but i keep doing it. i got better with the weeks, but the 1st month if i have to be completely sincere....exercise for me WAS A DUTY...a punishment, i remember meself, counting the time for the workout to be over....but i was very discipline too.
month 2....I DID NOT DID ANY DIET....i started to lean, and love nutrition, learn how important vitamins, nutrient and fiver was, learn about clean eating, and reading labels...i got hooked! i love nutrition! it's not a 6 month time trial, is a life changing style, and that love for nutrition, made me realize exercise doesn't have to be a punishment, is a lifestyle!!!!!!
in month #2 i felt so diferent! it was like my brain got changed and my goals diferent, yes..i want to lost weight, but i want to be healthy, really healthy, and forever, and keep exercising even if i lost those pounds. and i started to LOVE exercise! weird uh? i started to wish for the time of the day that i have to do my turbo jam videos, or jillian michaels, or running on the treadmill...

in march, i reached my 1st HUGE GOAL.....i lost 20 pounds! i was i can't remember for sure but 133 or 135...i was sooo happy, and i was not suffering, and i love to run and jump with chalean!
also i started in oct with the treadmill, with .25 miles and almost dying, in march i was already running 3 -5 miles.

so it was time to my second step...CHALEAN EXTREME, i did not had big exeptations to tell the truth...because my body was very loose, loose from the past when i gain 50 pounds on 6 months, but i told meself " at least tone 30 percent" and i will be happy!

NOW HERE I AM....GOING TO WEEK NUMBER 10 OF CHALEAN EXTREME TODAY, in the lean phase, almost in tears writing this....

my body changed 100%.....I AM BEYOND MY DREAMS! i am stronger, i feel stronger, healthier, happy, secure....and I DISCOVER I AM A STRONG PERSON, MENTALLY I AM.....i set my goals, i reach my goals!
and i love my new life! I NEVER, EVER....going to stop exercising, i feel so full of energy and happier, WHY I DID NOT DID THIS BEFORE? i guess maybe it was not the time, it wasn't my time, or i was not mentally ready, to reach the sky!

CHALEAN is amazing!!!!!!!!!! so far in 10 weeks i lost 10 pounds, just in my waist i lost 13 inches! i started with 39 inches, today i am 25.75, NONE of my clothes fit, i have ALL SIZES of pants, from 13, up to 3....so the 3 that longggggggggg time ago was tight with 110 pounds now it's FALLING with 121 pounds! CAN U BELIEVE THAT?

ok, some bad thigs, that bugged me a lil bit is, people comments...
OHHH MARIA, YOU ARE SICK, u look sick and not healthy!!!! ohh, why you just drink water and no sodas? OHHH THAT BODY IT'S NOT FOR YOU! you look weird and BONY!
yes.....people see me now, ok, i was 133-135 in march 1st, i lost 20 pounds since oct, BUT ONCE i started chalean the fat started melting! maybe my metabolism was ultra fast? i am now @ 121 and people really annoy me saying that i am lying, that i look 100 not 121...
HELLO BEFORE I WAS COVER ON FAT, fat that acummulate for years, and now it's muscle, muscle is heavier than fat.....i guess it's hard to understand if the people around you are not in the same page, and not share the lifestyle that u do.

ANYWAY, I AM SO HAPPY!!!!
nothing is impossible, but for reach any goaL really you have to COMMIT...........u have also to imagine yourself as u want to be, and just think, all this work is hard, yes...but it our own fault, i used to say that to meself, when for example i was running on the treadmill i used to do it in underwear, and when i feel it like quiting, i used to grab my TIRES and think, " this doesn't came for free" and it is not going away "overnite" ....

i post a gallery with my so far 8 week transformation, since i started chalean, i post some embarrasing pics of me..of my belly, or my saggy and flacid skin, but i am not shy anymore, that is part of what i am, and because of that i am this new person.....by the way, FOR 9 YRS, i used to cover my arms, with chals, sweeters, long shirts etc, my arms were saggy, and full of strech marks, and people starred @ me and that made me feel bad, so i just covered it....NOW IT'S GONE...the strech marks on my knees are invisible, on my belly since i started chalean they are almost invisible, they are they, but u can bearly see them...and on the arms, they are almost invisible too...actually since my arms reshape, the skin got tight!! AND the marks got like pushed inside of my arms, not outside like before, and they are almost fade, people can really see them!

HERE WE GO!

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ps... since i started chalean 10 weeks ago, i also keep doing my cardio...running, doing turbo jam, jillian michaels, and the last 2 weeks, i substitute one of the cardios from chalean for p90x cardios! those are super hard too, and i guess they help too...i am eating 2000+ calories per day, drinking lots of water, and this is because i don't want to lose more than 5 pounds in the next month 1/2 that i have left with the extreme program, i want to keep this weight and if i lost, lost maybe 3-5 pounds, that is why i am eating soo much, and i love it!!!



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