Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gold's $45,000 Challenge is DONE!!!

Well here it is my final stats, pictures and story.
I never considered myself over weight. I liked who I was, always thought I was just fine. Then I had two babies, ate really good food and started to loose my energy, self motivation and drive for life. I did not like the person I was becoming. I knew I had a problem when I made a pan of brownies, and threw the rest away, then went through the trash and HAD to have them. I started sobbing, said to myself-what have I become? I had no self control, I didn't love myself, my family or anything during that time in my life; it was the bottom of the barrel for me.
I had to change, I was tired of being sick and tired. I had to do something for me. During all this time I'd still go to the gym every day. I didn't realize I was working out wrong. My body just adapted to the same routine, I never changed it up.
So Gold's Gym was doing their $45,000 Challenge, I'm very motivated by money. I had to win, I had to change, so I signed up. January 4th-April 3rd was my personal challenge. The final results come in May. I'm pretty sure I won for the gym, because the few of us that are particiapating kind of stoped, which makes my chances much better for winning. During the challenge I gave up soda, chocolate, candy and the last month eating out.
My starting weight when I started for the biggest loser with our group in October was 167 and a size 12.

My starting weight with Gold's in January was 154.
My stats in January were:
Size: 10
Weight: 154
Body Fat: 18.4%
Waist: 31.5"
Hips: 40"
Right Thigh: 20"
Neck: 13"
Chest: 36.5"
Ending Stats as of today April 3rd are:
Size 6, almost size 4.
Weight: 141
Body Fat: 14.5%
total loss of 21% :)
Waist: 28.5"
Hips: 37.5"
Right Thigh: 19"
Neck: 12.5"
Chest: 34.5"
Words can not describe how proud I am. All my hard work, eating better, discipline, early morning work outs before the kids got up, sometimes at night as well (after the kids went to bed), self motivation and sacrifice has been the best thing for my self esteem. I am a better wife, mother and friend because of my transformation!!! I want to thank all of those who supported me in everything I've done along the way, especially for Phil for believing me and sacraficing our time so I could go work out. Thank you honey for putting the kids to bed many nights,
your the best!
Believe me when I say "If I can do this, YOU can too!"
WOW. Enjoy the pictures!

Two websites I have learned to love are
If you need any motiviation, just ask! It's so worth it.


April said...

Wow!!! Miken, I am so proud of you. You cut your sizes in half! I hope you win the Gold's Gym challenge so bad, you really do deserve it.
Again, WAY TO GO! Now, maybe you can spend some of that money to come kick my butt into gear. I am so bad at working out :P

Anonymous said...

Wow, you look like an athlete! I didn't think you'd looked bad at all before, but WOW!

Chrissy said...

You look AMAZING!!!!! I'm so happy for you! I promise I will try and call soon. I really want to catch up!

B+B said...

Congrats and great job. I am so proud of all your hard work.

Malori and Jon Saline said...

Congratulations on the transformation!! That is awesome and we are so proud of you! I can't wait to meet you too, and Jon is excited to see you again! Let us know!

Ashley and Matt Marx said...

you look so great! here is a link to the tri

Sommer said...

AWESOME Miken, you look FAB! I needed this motivation...thank you!
p.s. I hope you WIN