Getting healthy and focused starts from within, and before you can take care of your loved ones, you’ve got to take care of yourself first.
That’s a valuable lesson Fit Mother Sarah learned, and it helped her and her husband (who is a Fit Father) get their whole family fit!
Sarah is a busy mom to three teenage kids who, alongside her husband, has gotten her whole household healthy.
They worked together to get their nutrition and fitness in sync, and they’ve had amazing results.
Sarah lost 30 pounds, toned up, and got so much more consistent, and her husband lost over 60 pounds!
More than that, they got their kids involved, and now everyone is in tune with their minds, bodies, and souls.
Sarah talks about what it takes to pull off the Fit Mother lifestyle, stay focused amid the busyness of life, and how to be OK with the fact that we can't always be perfect and that things do change.
It's all about the mindset and being consistent — those are the real keys to success.
Sarah also discusses getting past weight loss plateaus and how to stay motivated and focused after you hit your goals.
It’s a beautiful story that you’re sure to love!
Longing For A Better Life
Growing up, Sarah never cared about what she ate.
As she got into adulthood and life set in, it began catching up to her.
Sarah had tried many diet plans before, but nothing seemed to work for her.
Her husband was in the same boat.
Then, he found the Fit Father Project.
“We joined the programs at the same time!”
The Fit Father and Fit Mother programs finally tied it all together for both of them.
“We were in and out of fitness. We hit the gym, but we were missing a meal plan.”
Once they had a clear plan in place, they hit the ground running and started seeing success.
Sarah loved that the program was sustainable and not restrictive.
“What I loved about this program is that it does not forbid you from eating something. It just asks you to eat everything in moderation.”
Learn from Sarah about getting healthy and focused and getting your whole family fit!
Healthy and Focused
Sarah admits that initially, they followed only the workout component of the program as it seemed easier than its nutrition component.
However, they soon learned the importance of the meal plan, and that you can't out-exercise a bad diet.
From then on, there was no looking back!
Sarah dove into the program hardcore and even entered our yearly Transformation Contest.
“Part of my mission statement focused on losing weight in a healthy way. I didn't want to not eat. It was not only unhealthy but also not sustainable. I also didn't want to binge eat as that tends to be a thing people do if they skip meals. I wanted to do this the right way.”
With the help of the Fit Mother Project, Sarah lost 30 pounds.
Her husband lost 60 pounds with the Fit Father Project.
They got their children involved in their workouts and healthy eating, too, and now the whole family is on the path to proper health and fitness.
Sarah also learned how to stay motivated and get past plateaus.
“Once you have hit a plateau, I think everything from there becomes a non-scale victory because if you are still getting up and working out, that is a victory.”
So what would Sarah say to someone looking to join the Fit Mother Project?
“The first month, follow the program to a T. It's encouraging to see results. Keep pushing yourself. Everybody is different, and when you're in a busy life stage, you have to make some compromises. Either now or later, but time gets away. If you do it later, you're probably not going to do it. Stick with your water intake. If the scale isn't moving, don't get frustrated. Sit down and reevaluate what it is that you're doing. Once you get past the first month, you'll hit that plateau. It's part of the program and life. But you can keep going and pushing.”
3 Key Takeaways From Sarah's Journey
To summarize, here are three key lessons you can learn from Sarah’s successful health and fitness journey:
Lesson 1: Motivation Will Come and Go, and That's OK
There will be days when motivation is hard to come by.
On these days, do all you can to stick to your routine.
Persistence and consistency can overcome a lack of motivation.
But, if you do slip up or miss a workout, it's OK. Just get back on track the next day!
Lesson 2: Life Will Always Throw Curveballs At You
Change is the only constant in life.
No matter how planned and prepared you are, life will present you with unpredictable situations.
Don't blame yourself for situations that you have no control over.
Control what you can and keep moving forward!
Lesson 3: Stay Flexible
The key to building a healthy meal plan is moderation.
Yes, you need to eat healthy foods, but you don't have to have a restrictive diet.
Avoid processed foods and sugar-filled junk food, but allowing yourself a cheat meal once a week sets a balance between your desires and goals.
Understand what your body needs and give that to it!
What Is FM30X?
FM30X is a simple, sustainable, and specific weight loss program that is designed especially for busy women over 40. With short metabolic training workouts, an easy-to-follow meal plan, and an accountability team that is there for you at every step, FM30X can help you lose 30, 40, or even 50+ lbs — even if you’ve never picked up a weight in your life.
*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on getting healthy and focused.