I’m so excited to bring you another Real Mom: Transformed story. Sara is a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador and we connect over the great wide interwebs!
My name is Sara and I am originally from the Philly area but now live and work in Jersey. I am happily married with a beautiful daughter and an adorable beagle. I went to school for journalism and interned at Hearst but fate takes you in mysterious ways and now I work in pharma at a great company.
Tell us your “change” story
When I was younger, being thin was so easy for me. I ate whatever I wanted, did sports year-round and never felt any issues with weight and while I was always uncomfortable with my body – looking back, I had no reason to be. After I had my daughter in 2014 – I knew I wanted to get back in shape for myself and I also wanted to be sure she had someone to look up to who made a healthy effort. I had started off with some Beachbody programs and shakes but eventually I knew I wanted and was capable of more. In June of 2015 I switched to a “paleo eating” lifestyle followed by two rounds of Whole30 and then finally found home… I found crossfit. Since then I have lost about 82 lbs and am feeling great.
What does your normal day/routine look like?
For fitness, I go to crossfit minimally 3-4 times a week. On the weekends, I really struggle to get to the gym because of child care and class times – but on those days I end up getting at least 10k steps so I don’t feel as bad. For food – we plan our food weeks out on Wednesdays and then I generally place our AmazonFresh order. I spend 2-3 hours over Saturday and Sunday doing a full on meal prep for myself, my husband and our daughter. Right now I am doing the RP diet so I am making all of my meals for a full 7-days in advance. It is a high protein, low fat, low carb diet – but personally I generally do not eat anything with dairy in it or grains.
For snacks. I am a sucker for Larabars. My favorite dinner recipe is something I came up with – it’s a dinner hash. Applegate chicken sausage sautéed with peppers, onions and avocados. And then to top it off, I fry an egg and it’s delicious!
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