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Created on 2017-02-17 23:46:08

Feb. 1/17 

Wednesday meeting night! 

We were shared a story from Anita and it really touched me big time! What she said at the end, almost made every hard time I’ve experienced in my whole life make sense! I think it even took what little resentments I have carried for many years away with that realization. Basically she said that know matter what we go through, how awful, how hard, it makes us the people we are to become from those experiences. I will carry that for the rest of my life. It also lifted a weight when she talked about something she heard when regarding kids and feeling sorry for when they are going through awful events, that it will also help them become who they will be due to those things. Not that it makes it ok and your heart won’t still break. So true, me and my son have been through quite a few life changing events, fear, worry and hard times and though it didn’t seem like it at the time, it has made us who we are and yes I am very proud of who we have and still are becoming. Currently, my sister and her kids are having one of their hardest times/fear and heartache and my heart is breaking for them but between hearing this tonight and realizing that no matter how hard the next while will be for us, we’ve been there and it’s going to make them who they are to become. Something great! 

After this, we had our field trip to Natures Food to meet the wonderful staff and have a tour and taste testing of some wonderful stuff! Thanks Kathleen!! It will now be one of my go to places!

We carried onto Shoppers and their wonderful staff had treats for us and awesome eyebrow makeovers and makeup tips! Honestly, I rarely wear makeup and I had no idea what highlighting and contouring was! And I pay for people to take care of my eyebrows! Lol. Who knew eyebrows could make such a difference! Thanks Brittany! I am excited to make my appointment to come back for some more learning and invest in some product! Maybe I will dress myself up a bit more often.

 

The energy from both trips this evening was fantastic.  

Created on 2017-02-17 23:45:30

Jan. 29/17 

My video meeting with Gina was awesome. Sharing her knowledge, support and helping ease the stress of learning to meal plan and recording a food journal. Neither of them I have still fully succeeded at yet but I keep trying. She has told us ladies, and it’s something I do keep repeating to myself; I’m on a journey and not at my destination…because remembering that is a big challenge. Ive often caught myself feeling like I’m not going fast enough, doing enough and doubting myself. Then I think of what I have accomplished. 

 

  • I’ve gone from eating out everyday, at least once down to making my own breakfast/lunches/dinners and snacks
  • I’ve given up drinking coffee because I can’t drink it with less than 3 cream 3 sugar. Loving my new tea times
  • I now eat 3 smarter/healthier choices meals a day plus 2-3 snacks. I never used to eat until afternoon so mostly 2 meals plus evening junk food, sugar and more sugar. 
  • After a bunch of tests for ulcers, and an ultrasound to figure out why I was having stomach attacks I was diagnosed with IBS and GERD. I was put on medication to help my stomach not produce as much acid and advised to take probiotics. Since I have been eating better, more frequently and consuming the proper water intake (mostly), I haven’t been taking my acid control prescription! One of my goals was to become healthy enough to eliminate the meds I take because I believe that nutrition and exercise will help me far more than depending on medication. I feel I have reached this goal, now it’s maintaining it. 
  • The detox/withdrawals from cutting down on sugar were definitely the hardest I’ve ever experienced in my life! Even unfortunately still being a smoker, out of anytime trying to quit has never made me feel that awful. Quitting smoking is on the itinerary for my health journey, but wow definitely only one step at a time. 
  • I did take my son out to the movies one night and consumed more sugar I had in one in weeks and man did I feel hungover! I experienced finally the true difference of how sugar really makes me feel and that’s huge for me! Not that I will never enjoy stuff I like but it will be kept moderate. 
  • Due to my schedule and gym hours, I haven’t been able to make it to the gym very many times but the facility and staff at She’s Fit are amazing! I did get to take the stretch and core class once and the instructor and class was awesome! Holy though, for 2 days after that I felt it and muscles in my body I didn’t even know I had! Haha! I would definitely take it again and hope to get in there this week. 
  • I have been able to get my walking on and exercise as much as I can at home so have been successful in my weight and inches lost. So that makes me happy. I just need more muscle building techniques and equipment, and or get myself to the gym. 
Created on 2017-02-17 23:42:29

Jan. 25/17

This Wednesday night we got to hear from Tammy and get some knowledge and tasteful tips on social media which was much needed for me! I’m still trying to figure out my new phone! Definitely not technically savvy here lol. 

 

Then we heard from the Lovely Regional Manager of Shoppers, her story and hearing her passions that she has for what she does and all that Shoppers does in supporting women and the communities. Truly heartwarming and amazing what they do. I got lots of training to do but looking am looking forward to the Love You run in May! Overall another great night. 

Created on 2017-02-17 23:42:02

Jan.18/17 

 

We had our first Wednesday night meeting getting our measurements and all that good stuff. Then we got to know the two lovely ladies that will be our health/fitness coaches Gina and Fayleen from Herbalife. They shared their stories, successes and knowledge and wow so inspiring. Definitely brought out the motivation! 

Created on 2017-02-17 23:41:23

Since I have started this challenge, I have met and listened to some of the most inspirational/amazing group of ladies, coaches, speakers & sponsors I have ever met and it’s not over yet! 

Created on 2017-02-17 23:40:51

Hello everyone!

They say better late than never, unfortunately the story of my life!

We are now 5 weeks into our challenge and though my body is thanking me for my healthier choices and start of weight loss, I am feeling a lot of guilt and anxiety from not being an active part in supporting and getting to know all the other wonderful ladies better, share in their journeys and be an active participant via social media.

Time management is a huge personal struggle for me, especially having any left with energy, for myself. When I do, I go out to do something I enjoy for peace for mind instead of taking time to create my piece of mind. Daily life is overwhelming for me in its own and for me to actively share my life and participate in social media overwhelms me even more. It’s like a whole other life! 

I can hardly return all my text msgs at the end of the day and keep up with my personal emails. This is a big part of my journey that I’m trying to grow into and one of the biggest struggles for me so far.

I have an extremely busy life. I’m a mess when it comes to myself, and I feel like I’ve lost myself in that mess. My overall health, medical issues, my confidence and the will power to help myself mentally and physically had very much faded. 

Some days it’s very hard to get out of bed and put on my front, but I do. 

I am and have been the main caregiver of my gramma whom has lung cancer for the past 3 years. With some help from my family. I took over a lot through the last 9 years ever since my mom got diagnosed with her chronic illness and battling her own medical conditions. I work a full time Monday to Friday job that I love very much and I work for myself some evenings as well as weekends cleaning houses. So my work week is generally 6-7 days a week. I do wish to build a business one day, but right now it’s just me. I am a single mom who has also been very lucky in life to have the help and support of mine and his dads families with my son to be able to work as much as I do.  Lastly, I am currently the only driver for our two homes of families as my sister and her kids live next door to us so between daily duties, work schedules, appointments, leisure activities and grocery shopping, life can be pretty hectic! That’s without the struggles/stress life throws at us in between. 

 

Loving to help people and being one of the key players in our family I need to be the best me I can be for myself, my son, my family and anyone else that I could possibly inspire or be able to help someday. That’s what has brought me to this challenge. 

Created on 2017-02-17 23:40:34