30 years old
Merrillville, IN" ACE Certified Fitness Trainer / YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/JaymeBales83 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jaymebalesfitness TUMBLR: http://jaymebales83.tumblr.com/ TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/jaymebales83 INSTAGRAM: JaymeBales83"
I'm 5'6 and mom to 2 wonderful boys. I always have been a little heavy my whole life, but I didn't get really bad until I became pregnant with my first son. I was basically alone and depressed and ate, and ate, and ate. I gained a ton, but since I was younger I was able to lose it pretty quickly. When I became pregnant with my second son I wanted to prevent that weight gain and ate right and exercised. Unfortunately at 14 weeks I had a severe hemorrhage in my uterus and was put on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy. I gained about 50 pounds and was the heaviest I have ever been at 190. I stayed that way for nearly 1.5 years until I got tired of my excuses and made my 2011 New Years Resolution to lose that weight! I have had my ups and downs since then, but had a sort of re-dedication to my journey since I started logging back into MFP for the second time. I am tired of wishing and dreaming about the way I want to look... I am doing something about it!
I am a certified Personal Trainer through ACE. My plans are to become a Health Coach, where I not only do personal training, but am additionally certified in nutrition and group training. I also have big plans taking shape in my mind for my own fitness dvds with a unique twist. :)
I have never stepped foot into a gym, up until 11-26-12. All progress before this date has been home based. I was absolutely terrified of going, but my progress stalled for 5 months. I knew, I know, it is time to conquer my fears, my anxiety, to leap out of my comfort zone and get shit done! I was (and still am) a workout video junkie! I have done The Hollywood Trainer Kickboxing, Tae Bo, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, ChaLean Extreme, Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 and Killer Buns and Thighs, various Biggest Loser workouts, TapOut XT, Les Mills Combat, NROL4W and GSP RushFit.
I started my journey at 190 lbs, a dress size 14 and 36% body fat. As of 8/17/2013 am 136.2 lbs, 17% body fat (according to electric calipers ) and a size 3-7 (avg fit is 5) in shorts/jeans (depending on the brand), average shirt size is a small and a dress size 2-4. I never in a million years thought I would be in the shape I am now. I am so happy I decided to change and not give up!!
I have 3 dogs, a cat and a ball python snake. I LOVE SUPERNATURAL!!!!!!!!!! I'm married to an amazing man who has literally stayed by my side through thick and thin.
I am a Christian woman and I do love God. I do my best not to judge anyone...I believe God loves you for who you are, no matter what skin color, sexual preference or other religious belief you may be. I will not ever deny friendship because you believe different, I only ask that you respect my beliefs as I respect yours! I will not push my beliefs on you, but if you ever have any questions please ask me! :)
I get asked a lot what I do. And believe it or not, it's really quite simple. People tend to over complicate things way too much, but, unless you are a bodybuilder and competing in shows, it doesn't have to be complicated at all! Since the beginning of my journey I have done 3 basic things. I ate less than my body needs to maintain its current weight (but NEVER starving myself), I got my heart rate up on a consistent basis through various activities, and I lift heavy things. That's it. That's all YOU need to do for results!
I am currently only using MFP to log my food and track my total calories. I use a Body Media, which tracks all of my daily activity and gives me a number for the total calorie burn for the day. I use this number to determine my calorie goal. There is no correct way to adjust this through MFP so you will see what appears to be very low net calories, but they are not.
I decided that I am no longer going to focus on scale numbers or body fat % as goals. I will still track them, but I won't be obsessed with them. I've discovered I really have no idea what my goal really is when it comes to that. I just want these things: to be able to fit COMFORTABLY in my shorts from the summer of 2012, to have a rounder firmer butt, to have my lower abs as flat as possible with the extra skin I got going on, and to have more definition in my legs. My upper body I am completely satisfied with- so I am just going to work on maintaining that and really of focus on my lower half now.
I try to be real with people, sometimes resulting in a little tough love. I won't be your crutch! It's time to get real with ourselves!!!
If you like me and like what I have to say, I also have a YouTube Channel, Fitness Facebook page and Instagram which I use regularly! The quote header has all the links :)
Why I want to get in shape
So I can be one of those Personal Trainers that people look at and say "She OBVIOUSLY knows how to get things done!"
Because I want to be healthy and be around as long as possible for my children.
Because I want to feel confident naked!
To have lean legs w/ clear definition in my calves and thighs.
To strengthen my lower abs to help tighten up my mommy pooch.
To have a shapely behind.
TO BE STRONG.
TO BE CONFIDENT.
- better pictures at the next SPN convo with my TV Hubby Jensen Ackles!
- all the people here on MFP who have done it
- Shanae Draper
- Chalene Johnson
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