I’m a mom of three. I have Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. I turned 40 this year. And two months ago I was at my unhealthiest (mentally and physically) that I have ever been, despite years of trying to get fit, restricting my calories, doing Whole30s. For the last three years since I had my last baby my body has been stuck. Nothing I did made a difference. NOTHING. I thought it was because I was breastfeeding. But once my baby weaned at 20 months nothing changed. I thought it was my thyroid or my anti-depressants or my IUD. I think those all contributed to my stuck-ness, but once I removed or corrected all of those things my body was still stuck. And then one of my readers messaged me about a program she had done that finally worked for her. I immediately signed up. That program is called The FASTer Way to Fat Loss. And it is working for me!
After One Round of The FASTer Way
On the right, me on 10/28/18, two days before I started my first round of the FWTFL. On the left: me on 12/28/18, after completing my first round, plus a week off for holiday eating (I wish I had taken photos BEFORE all of those holiday baked treats!).
I followed the macro counting/carb cycling + intermittent fasting parts of the program and lost a total of 9 inches. I went down a size in jeans (almost, but not quite 2 sizes) and down from a 36 to 34 bra size. My clothes are feeling much looser, I had to tighten my watch, and I can see in my face that I’ve lost bloat. You can see it in the photos above. But even better than all of that: I FEEL MUCH BETTER. I have more energy, I’m sleeping better, my mental health is better — in fact, I’ve tapered down my Zoloft to a very low dose. And do you know how many times I did the workouts that come with this program? ZERO. I’m actually kicking myself because I know my progress would be even better if I had done the workouts, but we have to make these things work for us and fit in our lives the best we can. Progress over perfection. I plan to add in workouts when I start my second round on 12/31.
I learned so much from this program and from my coach Whitney. A lot of people don’t know it, but there’s a really cool scientific way to burn fat, and it’s actually really simple. “Eating right” doesn’t mean eating as little as possible. It means giving your body the nutrients and fuel it needs, in the correct proportions, so your body can function at an optimal level. Intermittent fasting gets your body into fat-burning mode. And counting macros and carb cycling (it’s way easier than it sounds) does the rest. I can still have coffee. I can still have a glass of wine. I can still eat chocolate. I can still have everything I was eating before, but I eat smarter and I keep it all within an 8 hour window each day. Honestly guys, it isn’t that hard! And it isn’t depriving or something I can’t stick with. For me, that’s the key! And it works. You can SEE the difference and that’s just the physical changes. 5 weeks and no working out, and that is how much I changed on this program.
If I, a 40 year old mom of three with Hashimoto’s + Hypothyroidism who loves food and has no time to workout can do this, SO CAN YOU.
Come do the next round with me! I signed up to start the next round on 12/31 (don’t worry – the first week is all about learning and prep, so you can still eat and drink on NYE if you want to). I wish I had signed up for this last year. Don’t wait like I did. Do this now, for yourself. We can do it together. Whitney provides great coaching and counseling and teaches you everything you need to know to be successful. The private Facebook group is supportive and helps me stay accountable to myself. And seeing my body change for the first time in years makes me excited to keep going. I am feeling a bit more like myself, physically and mentally, and I owe it all to Whitney and The FASTer Way for reminding me it is possible.
I can’t wait for us to all get healthier together and make 2019 our best year yet! I hope to see you in the FB group 🙂