Mom Of 4 Changes Her Life
My name is Lauren Boden. I’m the mother of 4 young boys…. And this is my
story. I grew up heavy and when I think of how I ate growing up its no wonder I’ve struggled
with my weight my entire life. I danced so my weight didn’t get completely out
of control, but I was definitely heavy.
After college, I became an avid cyclist and would bike 100-150 miles a week.
When I got married in 2001, I was in the best shape of my life.
Gaining Weight While Becoming A Mom Of 4
Then I had twins… And then another baby… And then another baby. 4 babies in a 4 year time span. When I was done I had gained 65 lbs!!
Then the bad habits started creeping back into my life. In 2006, one of my twins was diagnosed with autism. This was very difficult to accept at first. Weight started creeping on even more.
I Was A Devastated Mess
In 2011, my other twin was hospitalized for depression. The week before
Christmas my cousin died of a heroin overdose. Between my cousins death and my
son being hospitalized, I was a devastated mess. My Doctor prescribed me Xanax to help me through. I gained 20 lbs almost instantly. My body hurt. I was emotionally drained. I was
swollen and retaining water. I was HUGE!!
Time For Change!
In 2013, I tried the Atkins diet in a work weight loss challenge. I won 🙂
I lost 30 lbs!!! As soon as the contest ended, I gained it all back.
During Christmas 2013, I gained 10 more pounds, simply by pigging out. Then in January I
saw that my brother in law, a VERY fit marine, had “liked” Beachbody on
Facebook. I checked it out and signed up for a free coach. I had no idea what I
was getting into. I was assigned an awesome coach.
I started the 21 day fix in March 2014. I’ve lost 31 lbs and 72″ off my body
to date. In August I switched to Piyo, which I love. I’m currently in my 3rd
round of Piyo. I will start T25 in December. When I started, I was addicted to diet soda and sugar. I drank a 12 pack of Diet Pepsi every day. I ate roughly a pound of jelly beans a day. I would buy a
can of icing and eat it like ice cream.
Today I drink 100-120 oz of water a day. I avoid sugar. I love my Strawberry
Shakeology. Many times I’ll drink it for breakfast and lunch because I enjoy it
so much, especially with a banana in it. I used to eat bagels every day. Now I love steel cut oats with extra cinnamon!!!
I’ve Changed My Life!
I’m not on a diet. I’ve changed my life. Diets don’t work for me long term. So
I’m changing ME!!! I’m determined to have tank top arms. My goal is to wear
camouflage capris with a black tank top next summer and ROCK IT!!! I’ve had the
outfit in my dresser for 6 years. This will be the summer!!!
Now I’m paying to forward and I’m a Beachbody coach on Team Perseverance. I love being a coach. I love what I do. I love helping people find the fit person inside and helping them to restore their health. My weight loss journey and road to fitness has just begun and I can’t wait to see where I am by summer. My motivation to “kill” my workouts and eat clean intensifies each and every day. I love the new me. Mentally, physically, and emotionally I’m strong and on my game. I’m ready to conquer the world. My boys are all healthy and doing great. They like hiking with my husband and I as well as fishing and boating.
The old me is gone. I’m very happy to introduce the new me. My name is Lauren Boden.
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!