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...


  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!

  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!! :)

  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!

  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. :)

  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!