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At 20 yrs old, 4 months AFTER I had my first son!


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Hey Ya'll my name is Shelley Washburn. I'm 41 yrs of age and 20 pds shy of the heaviest I've ever weighed!

I have two of the most wonderful sons in the world, 22 and 17! I am sad to say the one thing they say about me is that I don't follow thru with anything concerning my health and well being. I am starting my journey and life change starting NOW! My # 1 Goal is to show them what hard work and determination looks, feels and acts like! I can't wait to see there eyebrows hit the roof! LOL!
My husband is so wonderful and supportive. He has loved me at my lowest as well as at my highest. His saying is; "I love you no matter what size you are, there's just more of you to love"! Isn't that so sweet, Haaaa, unless your on the other side of the fence! LOL!
I've never had a problem with my weight until I reached my early thirties. I had a lot of life changing events and tragedy's happen in a matter of a 2 month period. I feel deep into despair and was diagnosed with clinical depression. Sooooo, instead of pulling my boots up by the straps, I choose to take the medication they prescribed. One medication led to more problems and more unwanted life changes in my mind, body and soul! I put on 115 pds in the course of 10 years. Letting myself go, putting everyone else's needs and wants before my own.

My passion and what I live for is my four legged babies. Horses and Mules. They have always been a part of my life as long as I can remember. I live for that bond and feeling of connection. Riding along as ONE heart, mind and spirit! We travel all around the U.S. on my layoff season in search of the prettiest mountain, river and view of what the good LORD has made for us! It has gotten to the point where, I'm scared to do the things I've always done with them, due to I am so over weight. I've lost my balance, and fearful of being to heavy to ride them.
My wake up call came 2 weeks ago. Haven't rode much lately, haven't weighed much lately either. LOL! I went to get on my horse, and I couldn't get up in the saddle by myself.....So this is it! When I can't even get ON that's a MAJOR embarrassing problem for me!
I cringe to the thought of not ever being able to ride again, so I choose my passion and what I live for, over, FOOD!

Member Since: 7/13/2014

My Goals:
The goals I'm striving for are.......1) To show my boys an example of hard work and determination.......2) Be able to swing up on my horses flatfooted while there bareback!......3)Wear a tank top in the summer, I'm always the only one wearing a Tshirt on Hot summer days! I want some GUNS I tell ya, some GUNS!!! LOL!......4) Go on a Float trip without constantly worrying about how I look physically.......5) Be in balance with my horses, RIDE LIKE THE WIND!!!!!!!

My Program:
This is a rough draft of course, since I'm a newby! But I am seeking help from Shelli Shane, a wonderful Beachbody Coach....Starting out by taking Shakology, exercising 30 minutes of cardio in the morning. Keeping my calorie intake between 1200/1550 a day...Eating clean....No processed foods....Drinking half my body weight in water....... And in a few weeks, starting a weight lifting program in the evening! Last but not least, sticking with it, and not giving up! I know there will be some bumps along this journey. Every journey has those....But I've come to realize, you gotta get back on the moment you get bucked off! Now I just have to take what I already knew, and pour it into my Health and Fitness program! FOR LIFE, not just for a few months!

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With having a few family problems here and there lately! I have been swearing by this quote for months now.......YOU GET OUT OF IT WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT!!! And here along, I've been preaching this to anybody and everybody that would listen. Low and behold, I should have turned that finger right around on myself!

I have always loved my mothers saying when someone became a new or reborn Christian...THERE ON FIRE FOR THE LORD.....Well guess what, I'm on FIRE for getting Shelley Healthy, FIT, and Mindful of what my actions can accomplish with hard work, and dedication!

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    You will do amazing!!! I have FAITH in you and you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to, all you have to do is BELIEVE! It can be done, I know from experience and it is so worth all the hard work you put into it! So happy to be doing it right along side of you!
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