Hi friends, my name is Staci. Thank you for stopping by my website. I hope you'll find it informative & fun. I invite you to contact me any time.
A little about me & my passions…
I'm a work at home mom & wife. I have been married to my husband for 16 years. We have two sons, 15 & 13 years old. Family is everything to us. I'm also an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer & Motivational Coach. I love working out & sharing that passion with others. I was always active as a kid & played softball during my teenage years. I worked out as a young adult but never consistently. My weight gain started during my 1st pregnancy, 50 pounds to be exact. I didn't shed the extra pounds after my oldest son was born, in 1997. I started my second pregnancy overweight. When my second son was born, in 1999, I weighed 180 pounds at 5' 2". I was in shock! I did NOT want to be stuck in MOM JEANS forever. I was more than ready to get my pre-pregnancy body back & I wanted it NOW!
I did something reckless, I went to a doctor & got a prescription for diet pills. They did work & I did shed all the baby weight & then some, but they made me VERY moody, never hungry…ever & messed with my monthly cycle. I was not "me". The pills made me unable to be the Mom I wanted to be or the wife I was before the pills. I had to "fake it" in front of my family & friends…it was draining. I finally decided enough was enough. I had to get it together for my family. I had to get ME back. I dumped the pills. It was the most liberating thing I've done for myself.
I started exercising regularly and to my surprise, I fell in love with it! Exercise soon became a passion of mine. But, I bounced back and forth in both weight & motivation to keep up my healthy lifestyle. I FINALLY realized no diet pill, fast or extreme starvation diet was going to make me healthy & fit. A healthy fit body comes from hard work, determination & consistency. I had to do it myself…for myself (& my guys). It was time to put myself first.
I found Turbo Jam by Chalene Johnson on an infomercial. It looked like so much fun & I thought if I could do something FUN & get the benefits of exercise that it was worth a shot. I quickly became a Turbo Jam addict. I did that program for a full year straight & was in the best shape of my life. Since then I've added in all of Chalene's other workout programs along with other Beachbody workouts.
I decided I needed to share my life lesson & help others like me from making the same mistake I did with pills. So, I received my Certified Fitness Trainer from ISSA in November 2007. I also hold certificates in Specific Nutrition, Cycling, Boot Camp design, Pregnancy strength training program design & Prenatal & postpartum exercise design. I started my own online personal training business but I wanted to help more people change their lives. I signed on as an Independent Team Beachbody Coach in June 2010. BEST thing I've done to date. I'm now able to reach many more people than I thought possible. I'm also contributing to my families income on a regular basis while still being available to have the freedom of being home for my sons.
I want everyone to see that it's not selfish to take care of yourself…it's necessary. Making yourself a priority every day benefits not only you, but everyone in your life. Making time for exercise & making better food choices for yourself trickles down to the choices your family will make. What better gift is there to give your family than the gift of health & fitness? Please check out all the pages listed at the top of the page. If you have any questions about anything on this site, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Update~ October 31, 2011
We all know that losing weight, maintaining weight loss & living a healthy, fit & active life is a DAILY decision we make. "The Journey Continues" is an update on my own personal journey. Stay tuned for future updates. I will never stop working to be the best ME I can be. ~Staci