mojo stories…alexis d.
Motivation through "I can't do it" moments.
I had been struggling to lose the last 20 pounds of baby weight for over a year. I tried all of the fad diets, Weight Watchers, working out on my own. What worked for me pre-babies was not working for me post-babies, which was leaving me discouraged and depressed. I found myself giving up after only a few weeks into each new try. I was doing constant "drive-by's" of my kids' unfinished food and not eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables to be healthy.
Joining Mama Bootcamp has changed my life in more ways than just losing weight. Lorri Ann is so supportive, inspiring and her passion for helping mamas like me shines through loud and clear.
I felt better about myself and more motivated than I had in years after talking to her for only 15 minutes. After my first bootcamp, I was hooked. The coaches are all so supportive, genuine and positive. They make their classes fun, yet challenging. They motivate me to train at my peak and work through the "I can't do it moments" by telling me "yes you can!" Before Mama Bootcamp, I was known by my friends for once stating "I don't know how to run." With the support and training from Bootcamp coaches, I've completed a 5K and am running an 8K in a month. My goal is the Disney half marathon next year! (Who's in?) Working out alongside mamas just like me and watching them transform before my eyes is so fun!
I've not only lost my 20 pounds of baby weight, but another 12 pounds on top of that. And I fit back into my favorite jeans from college! After a month of tracking my food, I came to realize that I wasn't eating enough vegetables. I took that 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies a step further -- I challenged myself to become a vegetarian for a year. It's been 10 months since that challenge and I can honestly say I don't miss meat. Coming up with new, creative vegetarian recipes is fun and exciting for me! In addition to changing my diet and attending bootcamps/running, I feel more positive and more at peace. At the suggestion of our main mama, I started a gratitude journal to help me remember all that I have to be thankful for each day. It's so important to my mental health to let the negative things/people fall to the side and only focus on the positive.
Mama Bootcamp has changed my life in so many ways. I'm very thankful that I found it when I did. I am even more thankful that I was able to become a Mama Bootcamp coach before leaving California and that Lorri Ann allowed me to spread the mojo love with the mamas of Virginia. My favorite nights are the ones spent with my Virginia mamas, helping them find their mojo too.