Shapely Girl Fitness

Debra Mazda's Shapely Girl Fitness

Wow! I am glad you've decided to follow my progress as I begin Debra Mazda's Shapely Girl Fitness as a personal 30-day challenge and as one of the 27 CWA Review Crew women chosen to participate using one of Debra's amazing DVDs. 

I am opening with a little back story here. If you have a question that I haven't covered, please do ask using the comment/reply options at the end of this page (and/or following all blog posts)!

First, you can keep up with my progress through my blog posts, Facebook and Twitter. My posts and Tweets will be tagged: #cwareviewcrew #shapelygirl #sherisprogress. My blog posts will also be linked to RWHI's website tagged as #agentsblog.


My back story
I have been bean-pole slim my entire life. Too skinny, actually. Even after four children, I still couldn't gain weight. My max weight was about 105 and I considered that big! I wanted to have a little more "meat on my bones." But, be careful what you wish for, as they say.

Around the age of 32, I started gaining weight. I went from a size 2-4 to 8. Okay. I can deal with this. I'm still a good size and not so skinny. Well, it wasn't quite that simple.

Within one month (literally) I went from that exciting size 8 to 14. I was miserable. I wasn't eating much --nothing extra. No excessive snaking and I wasn't big on eating much in terms of sweets. So why? Why? Just when I'd buy clothes that fit, I'd find that I had outgrown those, too. Plus, I was miserable --emotionally and physcially.

I finally decided that I needed to see my doctor. The diagnosis: thyroid disease.

Well, isn't this just wonderful!

Despite medication, I have been unable to control the fluctuating weight. But, I have also come to realize that my habits and lifestyle do nothing to help my situation.

I work sitting in a chair 12+ hours a day. I drink coffee like it's going out of style. While I though that not eating much was a good thing, I've come to realize the importance of balanced, healthy meals. And, then there is that other word: exercise. Ugh! It even sounds dirty saying it aloud.

Sure, in my "lighter" days I was very active. I had to be doing something constantly. Today, well, not so much.

I have spent several years being embarassed and shying away from interacting with others.

Then came the CWA Review Crew. In my personal time, I signed up to review various books and products. Cool! Fun! Well...then came Debra Mazda! When I received the notice and invitation to apply for Debra's Shapely Girl Fitness program, I really had to think about it.

The program sounded amazing but I knew there was the committment factor. Could I really commit? Would I commit? 

I have resigned myself to the committment, not just as a review member but as a woman who needs to be and live healthier. 

Cardio Toning with WeightsI know I will never be 105 and that's okay. I am striving for healthy. For energy and to feel good in my own body. To be proud of me! 

So, here we are. I have chosen Let's Get Moving 2 (cardio toning with weights).

I would be honored to have you follow me on this journey. I welcome your story and all the words of encouragement you can offer! 

Here we go...



5 comments:

  1. I have thyroid issues too. I also seemed to gain weight "overnight". I'm excited about the shapelygirl review. I'm glad you are part of it as well. This is going to be great. Praying for you!

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  2. Great post. Too skinny has never been a problem with me, but I have thyroid problems on top of poor eating habits, little exercise...and you know the drill. :)

    I am on this journey with you, albeit a slower pace. We can do this!! #ShapelyGirl #cwareviewcrew Unite!! :)

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  3. you said: "I have resigned myself to the committment, not just as a review member but as a woman who needs to be and live healthier." Me too! I am doing this with you sis. Praying that you just keep moving. Blessings!

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  4. I am so glad to be going through ShapelyGirl Fitness along with you on CWA. Good luck in reaching your goal. I submitted my post last week. I hope you will have the time to check it out. :)

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  5. I also have thyroid issues (I wonder how many of us on the crew do?), but I was never stick thin!

    I'm glad we're all in this together, rather than struggling alone!

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