|Jan Before at 338 lbs|
|Jan ongoing in 180's lbs! |
"Well before I was a coach I was not really focused on my health. ...I had lost weight before but not the right way. I did weight watchers, JENNY Craig, etc. I would lose some weight but put it back on. I was so busy taking care of my daughter or working. I did not ever make my health a priority. Then I met you Dani! My friend Nickie had lost some weight and was taking shakeology. She invited me to hear more about it. I figured why not! I signed up to be a coach and than I just started to feel so much better and had more energy. The weight started to come off and truly my life changed. I was able to focus on myself. I started working out and my daughter started to join me. I started to eat healthier and my family joined me! I felt better than I have in years. I also started to get people asking me what I was doing. I started helping others get healthy and it was the best motivation ever. I am currently down 38 lbs. I have a goal to lose 90lbs. I will get there. My lifestyle has changed. I have improved my daughters life And I hope to have as many people join me as I can inspire!!"
Meet Mandie Craven:
I've been on the weight loss journey since 2006. I was in a marriage that was not good for me mentally, physically and emotionally. In 2008 I had a baby and shot my weight up to 200 pounds. Between being a new mom acting as a single mom and a bad marriage it took its toll on my body. I only lost 30 pounds in three years. Then after a nasty divorce I met my hero, my husband. I lost another 10 pounds ...and got pregnant. She was born in December and once again my weight jumped. I was 210 pounds and feeling it. After my 6 week recovery period was over I was pushing 190. At that moment I made a commitment to myself that I was going to lose all my baby weight from both girls. I started with Slim in 6 to get back into the routine then added Les Mills Pump. Shortly after that my life changed. I met an amazing group of women who supported me through my journey. I decided to do the May slim down challenge which helped me learn what to eat and how much I should be eating. I was not prepared for what I was in store for, but I did my best. I am 9 weeks into my journey and I am down 20 pounds. I am at my pre pregnancy weight from my second child. I have 30 more to go and feeling so confident. I could not do what I've done without my amazing husband and my large support group. They mean the world to me. So as a mom of a 4 year old and 5 month old i am getting there. Constantly learning and adjusting. Thank you for everyone keeping me motivated and staying strong!- Mandie