I’m proud to put the spotlight on WellMom client, Kristen D! Kristen started working with me in July and lost 10 pounds in just 8 weeks! Her weight continues to fall, and she’s developing the body shape she desires as she simultaneously gains strength. Keep reading to learn more about Kristen and her accomplishments. She also has some great advice for other moms there. Way to go, Kristen!
~ Mom to Dominic, 3 years, and Damien, 10 months
What motivated you to start working with WellMom? What goals did you have?
I became motivated to start working out with WellMom when my second son turned 8 months old. I was done breastfeeding, back to work, and dissatisfied with my weight and fitness level. I wanted to lose 10 pounds, fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes, and change my eating habits.
What are your accomplishments since working with WellMom?
Since working with WellMom, I achieved my 10 pound weight loss goal and am back in those pre-pregnancy clothes! Importantly, I have gained core strength and overall stamina. I have also made meal-planning and prep part of my lifestyle so that I am not scrambling to come up with dinner ideas and resorting to take-out or frozen foods. I feel more satisfied eating whole foods and saving splurges for something truly worthwhile. Chris really guided me through this process. She was always accessible via text, which made it so easy.
To what do you attribute those accomplishments?
I could not have reached these goals without Chris’s support! Every week I knew that we would meet and discuss my weight loss. This accountability helped me reach for healthy food choices and get in my workouts. I also really appreciate that she tailored workouts to my needs. I can do the circuits that she designs for me at home or at the gym, so I really have no excuse not to work out. The exercises are also both challenging and fun!
What goals do you have moving forward?
I have set a new weight loss goal, with a continued emphasis on core strength, glute shaping (!), and overall fat loss. I also hope to continue building on the good eating habits I’ve established.
What health and wellness advice do you have for other moms based on your personal journey?
My best advice is to make time for yourself. I am a much better mom, wife, and friend when I feel good about myself. Part of that is physical fitness and a healthy weight. I am so glad that I sought out personal training to jump start a new health journey as the mom of two young kids. I would also say to be kind to yourself. Perfection is not the goal! Rather, feeling strong and energetic are the best rewards. Well, that, and fitting into your old jeans 🙂