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Fitness wasn’t much a part of my life before having babies…and even then, after having our first babies, our twins, it was honestly the furthest thing from my mind.

It wasn’t until about 20 months postpartum and still 20+ pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight that I decided I needed to make a change.

I wanted to lose the weight, but more than that I knew I needed something just for me.

I needed a clearly defined and well-organized program/plan to follow and I wanted to be frugal about it.

screen-shot-2018-06-20-at-2-46-58-pmI can’t remember exactly how, but I found

Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body by Bret Conteras and Kellie Davis. and my life was forever changed.

I actually bought it twice…first on my iPad and again as a hard copy. With the book in hand, it was much easier to flip pages, find my place, make notes, and I didn’t worry about accidentally dropping a weight on it at the gym.

I can’t sing it’s praises enough. I lost weight, toned my muscles, and most importantly I felt strong physically and mentally.

Weight training is my therapy and though I still struggle with making the time, I’m trying my best to prioritize it because it’s so worth it.

I’m a better wife and a better mom…a better human being when I take care of myself.

I’ve purchased sessions with trainers or tried other programs but I always come back to Strong Curves!

Ok, I’m going to be really vulnerable and post a transformation photo. I did this in a matter of months by following Strong Curves.


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Disclaimer: You should consult your physician or other healthcare professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you- this is especially important for postpartum mothers.


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