My name is Jayme and I used to be obese. Through logging my food, educating myself about proper nutrition and becoming more active I have went from a dress size 14 to 2, without starving myself, without hours and hours on end of working out.
I started my get-fit journey in January of 2011. I have had my share of failures, of falling down, of wanting to give up... But I kept asking myself- how bad do I really want this?? And the answer was always BAD. So I kept pushing on.
I swear by the combo of moderate/intense cardio and weight lifting. WEIGHTS WILL NOT BULK YOU UP LADIES! The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you burn- even at rest.
I suffered from severe social anxiety when I first started, so the first half of my progress was done at home using various videos (favorites being Turbo Fire and ChaLean Extreme). I got bored, my progress stalled.. I needed a change. So I put my big girl panties on, went on a free trial at my gym, and fell in love. There's nothing like the feel of accomplishment and baddassery you get from lifting weights. It made me stronger, both inside and out. I still have anxiety, but it's not nearly as bad. I feel like a different person now! So much so that I decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and am now working at the very same gym where I faced my fears.
Why I want to get in shape
To be one of those trainers who you can look at and say "She knows what she is doing!"
To help others realize how amazing it feels to be strong and healthy.
- better pictures at the next SPN convo with my TV Hubby Jensen Ackles!
- all the people here on MFP who have done it
- a long life with my kids
- Chalene Johnson
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