This is a mentorship program, not a fitness program, not a meal plan, but a mentorship program that is focused on growth, spiritual, physical, and mental health. Being on her coaching calls renewed me every single time. Books and information she sent are perfect. Yes, I lost some pounds, yes she did write challenging workout plans, yes she did track my macros like a hawk (literally like a hawk). What can’t be measured is the knowledge I gained. I learned even more about balance, she taught me about macros. She taught me not to beat myself up with my irregular schedule, and just embrace it.
I made an investment in myself. My husband is in finance, and he says investments are only things that appreciate. (So that new bag I want…not an “investment”) My investment in myself is unmeasurable. You may not see big changes on the outside, but like everything in life it is what is on the inside that counts. I can’t tell you how much stronger mentally and emotionally I am because of her guidance and support. I couldn’t be happier about my “changes.” I am a better wife, friend and employee because of her.
“HealTHY Self” helps rewire your brain.
Today, I LOVE the body I live in.
I did something I felt was impossible.
If I can do this, then “HealTHY Self” can help anyone do it.
I am someone that will have to workout and watch what I eat for the rest of my life! I have know this since I graduated from high school exactly 20 years ago. I don’t have an aunt or uncle on either side of my family without high blood pressure, and at the age of 36 I was diagnosed with the same. I was going through an extremely stressful period in my life, with work, raising 3 young children, PTA and home life. A year before then I had went from 150 lbs to a steady 130 – 135 lb range, with consistent cardio.
After being diagnosed with high blood pressure I was determined to try monitor my salt intake and stress. A year passed and nothing. No change in my blood pressure and I had gained almost a ridiculous amount of weight! I hadn’t seen the 170’s since the birth of my second child in 2009. I reached 184 and had a melt down, physically and mentally.
I had always looked to Chady Dunmore for workout motivation and decided since I was still working out there had to be something else that I was doing wrong. She posted a flyer about helping people with their nutrition. THIS was something I never knew I needed! In my mind it was always no white carbs, don’t eat after 8 and you’ll be fine. I would eat great all day then cheat and a bad snack right before bed time thinking that I couldn’t possibly have gained. I was so wrong!
Chady not only took me on as a client and provided daily meal plans, but also made me understand why I was eating this way! The understanding is what has made me stick to the plans and lose over 15 pounds in two months! She has monitored my weight and meals through an app and actually takes the time to check in on me throughout the day. I don’t know what I would have done without her and can’t wait to see the final results. Her advice and genuine heartfelt desire to see me succeed is something that will stay with me a lifetime! I couldn’t have asked for a better coach and nutritionist!
I started Chady’s Fit Girl mentorship program, 90 Days HealTHY Self, you guessed it, 90 days ago. The above is my before and after picture and I’m posting it mainly because I don’t want to lie and say it’s not about the scale or physical changes because that is a big part of it. I definitely see a change in the two photos and the scale saw a loss of 20 pounds. But the best change I saw in myself was the fact that I was NOT upset that I didn’t lose more weight and I was not judging and picking a part my picture obsessing over not enough of a difference. I’ve lost more weight on other programs, I’ve seen bigger differences too but the end of the “diet” was just that… the end. I went back to my old ways and quickly gained the weight back as soon as I stopped following a strict program. And that was my yo-yo lifestyle for as long as I can remember… lose 20, gain 40, lose 40, gain 50. If I had a dollar for every time I told someone I was starting a new diet or fitness program I’d be able to pay a surgeon to make me look like Jennifer Lopez! But the worst part of this cycle was the roller coaster of emotion from confidence to discouragement, pride to hurt, achievement to disappointment. This is the cycle I needed to change… I know it’s not going to be easy and I’m not fully there yet but The Fit Girl is guiding me in the right direction.
Having Chady as my mentor helped me change my relationship with food, learn to love working out and at the end of the day taught me how to start loving myself. Her mentorship program doesn’t tell you what to do, she teaches you how to do it yourself. She gives you the tools to take control of your mind, body and your life. And when I veered off the program she didn’t allow me to be discouraged, she believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.
Now it’s my turn, it’s my turn to stop the cycle and truly make this a lifestyle change. I don’t want this “diet” to end after 90 Days and I want to share my lifestyle journey. I also don’t want to write about my journey after I reach my final goal with a social media picture doing a handstand in a bikini on top of a mountain… I want to write my story as it’s happening. The good, the bad, the ugly crying and the moments that are so bad they are actually hilarious. But I will not do it alone, everyone needs an army of supporters and mine are The Fit Girl and Chady. And at end of the day, seeing someone at the top of the mountain (in a bikini) is extremely motivational but I think it’s even more impacting being a part of the climb.