She's not just a Fit Mother Project coach; she's also a member — and she's made an amazing life transformation!
Amy lost over 90 lbs on the Fit Mother Project alongside her husband Lee, who lost 110 lbs on the Fit Father Project.
Amy and Lee losing over 200 lbs together is special enough.
But what makes it particularly special is not just Amy's incredible journey, but that after she went through it and completely transformed her life, she came and started working for us as a Success and Accountability Coach!
Now, Amy helps guide other Fit Moms!
Amy has a great story to tell, and it’s so cool to get the perspective of someone who's both gone through the journey themselves and is now in the seat of being a coach and knows what it takes to help other women succeed.
You’re sure to love Amy as much as we do!
Listen to Amy's Story on the Fit Mother Project Podcast:
Nervous and Lacking Confidence
As mentioned before, Amy's husband Lee was a Fit Father before she became a Fit Mother.
He asked for help preparing the recipes on the meal plan, and once Amy read through them, she was intrigued.
“I ended up just making his meals and eating them with him, and they were great. They were delicious. I was going to the gym but not working out. Lee was doing all the workouts within that first week. So when I saw the change in him, I was like, that’s just one week! And next thing you know, he emailed me and said, here’s the plan for the Fit Mother Project. So that’s where it started.”
According to Amy, the program was the best thing ever for her.
“The one thing that Lee did say to me was to go through all the material thoroughly. He said that you’ve got to sit down and read it. Block off time and focus on this because you got to read it. You have to absorb it. You have to understand what you’re doing. So I went through all the steps and jumped right in.”
Amy’s motivation to hop on to the fitness journey was to regain her lost confidence.
“I felt like I lost my confidence. I lost who I was. I loved myself, but I would look in the mirror and not love who I was because I knew I wasn’t feeling healthy internally, physically, and mentally.”
Her mission statement was that she needed to get back to who she was.
Amy reveals that she was nervous and scared when she started the program.
But she got over it quickly, and even after one day, she felt elated and proud.
She could look in the mirror and feel better.
“I felt like I looked better, even though I know you don’t lose weight after one day. But I felt better because I was feeding myself, just giving myself what I needed. I was fueling my body correctly. I was giving myself hydration. I was moving my body with the exercises and stuff like that. So it was great.”
Per Amy, her first week with the Fit Mother Project was outstanding.
The scale was going down, and she followed everything the program outlined.
“Lee and I were following it to the tee, and it was awesome that we were doing it together. We were both bouncing off ideas to each other. I’d be like, so what was I supposed to do here? And he would help me because the Apex exercise is the same in both.”
Amy lost about 10 pounds in the first week, and that motivated her even more.
Learn about Amy’s Fit Mother journey fueled by internal shifts!
Making Her Life Transformation
Ten months later, Amy had lost 90 pounds!
Amy calls herself and her husband ‘food snobs' and mentions that they have been very particular about their food since becoming members of the Fit Mother and Fit Father Project.
She says that she cannot trade the lifestyle change brought about by the Fit Mother Project and considers her previous lifestyle foreign.
“When Lee and I would go out to eat after going through the program, we liked specific food. We wouldn’t go to chain restaurants because we didn’t like those. So we became, we like to call it, food snobs. We go to the farm or to places where we know we could get some great food and stuff like that. So it just became a lifestyle.”
Now Amy and Lee enjoy cooking together and like trying new recipes.
“We’re so much happier now. To think back on the way we used to do things, it’s so hard now. It’s foreign to us. We think about it, and we’re like, gosh, we used to eat like that? I can’t believe I did that to myself. I can’t believe I let myself go. We’re so much happier right now. Three years in, it’s hard to look at pictures of us back then.”
Amy, being overweight and someone who had a hysterectomy and meniscus surgery, never believed she could do heavy physical activities.
However, she has now found a new passion in running and weightlifting.
“If you had asked me three years ago if I were running, the answer would have been no. I had meniscus surgery, and I was heavy. So I asked the doctor if I would be able to run again, and he clearly said no.”
Now, Amy is a Fit Mother coach, living the lifestyle and helping other Fit Moms along the way.
“It’s a mindset. It would be best if you had the right mindset. You also have to be kind to yourself. Nobody’s perfect. You have to make progress. You have to tell your mind that you can do it.”
According to Amy, as a member of the Fit Mother Project program, you can't overtrain yourself.
“It’s just simple little steps and breaking everything down into smaller goals. Don’t overtrain because that can lead to injuries. Celebrate the small little things you do every day and enjoy the process.”
Per Amy, fixing your nutrition and properly hydrating are the most significant aspects of weight loss.
There were times when Lee would lose weight more quickly than Amy, even though they followed the same nutrition and workout plans.
There were also times when Amy hit weight loss plateaus, and the scale refused to move.
Nevertheless, she kept going and used non-scale victories to keep her going.
During these challenging times, she thought about her positive achievements with the program.
“I went down two pant sizes. I have so much energy. I’m buzzing around the house, cleaning things up. I had to look at the other aspects of this journey. It’s not just about the number. I had to think about just how I was feeling in general.”
Amy has found her way back to confidence and feels good mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
“When the body feels better, it’s easier to have a happier mind.”
She is leading a healthier life now.
She wakes up early, stays hydrated, and focuses on her nutrition and workout regimes throughout the day.
She’s not snacking anymore.
Moreover, her health and fitness journey has brought Lee and her together.
It has further strengthened their bond, and they love to work together to keep themselves healthy.
Their kids are also proud of them.
So what would Amy say to someone looking to join the Fit Mother Project?
“Your health and fitness journey is a mindset and lifestyle change. Take it one step at a time. Tell yourself you can do this. It’s just simple little steps and breaking everything down into smaller goals. It’s about nutrition. If you can clean up the nutrition and focus on getting your hydration in, that’s the biggest part of weight loss. The process is amazing. You’re just changing up your nutrition. As women, when we start journeys like this, we are all looking at weight loss as a diet. This is just a nutrition change. We’re not buying any special foods.”
3 Key Takeaways From Amy's Journey
To summarize, here are three key lessons you can learn from Amy’s successful health and fitness journey:
Lesson 1: Proper Nutrition is Key
Once you achieve your desired weight, it does not mean that it's time to give up on the right nutrition.
But, as Amy points out, the most difficult part begins after the weight loss, i.e., maintaining the weight.
Fitness is forever a work-in-progress and demands you to show up for yourself every day.
Lesson 2: Appreciate the Non-Scale Victories
Along the fitness journey, you will progress in your self-esteem, spirituality, mental well-being, and so on.
These are some victories that cannot be measured but are victories nonetheless.
We often take these milestones for granted in the quest to lose weight and gain muscles.
Celebrate these wins because they bring you closer to your ultimate goals.
Lesson 3: Be Kind to Yourself
People often speak negatively about themselves or disrespect themselves for not meeting their expectations.
Unfortunately, this does not work in their favor because it pulls them down.
It tears apart their self-belief.
Hence, be kind to yourself and tell yourself that you can do it, all along the way.
This will always push you to do better.
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