I am absolutely blown away by Kim’s story. Her amazing results literally inspire me. But also I am also very grateful to have such an amazing person as part of our Coaching family here on Team Perseverance. Her story is amazing and I want to share it with you below:
The News of Breast Cancer
My weight loss journey started just couple of years ago. In July 2011 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. What started out as a lumpectomy with radiation soon turned into a double mastectomy with 5 months of Chemo. Because I try to look on the bright side of things I said to my oncologist, “well at least I will lose weight”. He shook his head and said “no, I am afraid you will gain weight”. Well, gain I did. Turns out when you are going to Chemo, you have what I realize now is “poison” injected into your body to fight off the cancer cells. You are worn out and tired constantly because of this battle going on in your body. My body has been through hell and back.
I waited about 6 months or so after my last treatment to start losing weight. I tried Weight Watchers. Lost 9 lbs in 4 months. It wasn’t much of an incentive to me. I then tried Jenny Craig. The thought of putting that much sodium and chemicals back into my body became a huge turn off to me. Then I went to a Nutritionist who assured me I would lose the weight I gained plus the additional weight I had wanted to lose. Yep, gave up carbs for 3 months and lost 3 lbs. Keep in mind when I decide to do something I give it my all. I don’t have the money to waste by half doing something. These programs were all things that I tried and failed.
Team Perseverance Beachbody Coach Helped Me
Then one day at work (spring of 2014) I overheard some co workers talking about T 25. One of them offered to let me try it over a weekend. I couldn’t keep up. I got through about 13 minutes and was too exhausted to continue. When I returned the DVD to my co -worker (who was well aware of my struggles with my weight) mentioned to me that Beach Body has a shake that is 100% natural and it is a meal replacement. I was very interested in this. We decided to split a bag of Shakeology. As I signed up for the bag on the Beach Body website, it asked if I wanted a free coach. My favorite saying is “free is in the budget”. So I marked yes. A couple of days letter I received an email from someone named Jenny Hall. I was so impressed with her email and how personal it was and her offer to help me. We made an “appointment” to talk the next night. Jenny went through the process of asking me questions about my nutrition, portion sizes, exercise etc. She asked me to watch a short clip on 21Day Fix. I decided YES I would try this program although I secretly knew it would not work for me because nothing had. I honestly thought I would add 21 Day Fix to my list of NO SUCCESS PROGRAMS I had been gathering.
I Was Blown Away By My Results!
I received the Challenge pack and started in the May 12th group .I was a nervous wreck about joining a Challenge Group with Team Perseverance. Soon I found the motivation, positive feedback and not being judged worked for me with this group. I looked forward to posting and also seeing everyone else’s posts. I was also very impressed with the way everyone supported each other through the good and bad days. My FIRST month I lost 12 POUNDS. 12 POUNDS???? Really??? I was hooked!!!!! Jenny laughs to this day because she knew my skepticism about trying this program. I have learned to eat healthy, have the right portions and to keep active with exercise every day. My health is better than it’s been in several years, I feel good and I constantly am receiving compliments about my weight loss.
I Kicked Cancer’s A$$!!
Is my journey over? No!! This is a journey I will continue for the rest of my life because I believe in it that much. I still would like to lose 15 – 20 more pounds and with the encouragement, motivation and support of the Challenge groups I will be successful.
Oh and as for my cancer….Yep I kicked it’s A$$….I will be 3 years cancer free January 5th 2015!!
CALL TO ACTION!
If you would like to join one of our monthly Team Perseverance Challenge Groups and experience success like Rosanna is having be sure to CONTACT ME or connect with me on FACEBOOK so I can help you get started!