My name is Amy and I am a wife, mother of 4 (two biological and two step-children), a nurse, a friend, and now a fitness lover! It didn’t start that way though … When I was growing up as a small child I was very active and outside during daylight hours and had to be forced to come inside, as I aged I became less interested with the outdoors and active lifestyle. In school I was never active, I did not play any sports, or participate in any extracurricular activities.
I was always a petite person, I graduated high school at 4’11 3/4” and 95 pounds soaking wet. It wasn’t until college that I gained a little weight. When I found out I was pregnant in 2005 I weighed 113 pounds. I gained an even 50 pounds with that pregnancy. When my son was 4 months old I was back down to 117 pounds and it was effortless to get there. My stomach already had loose skin that never returned to normal just from the extreme stretching it went through during my pregnancy and weight gain. I maintained around that weight until I entered nursing school in 2008. When I started school I ended up being very sedentary as well as developing horrible sleep habits as I stayed up working on papers, etc. I gained around 30-40 pounds in nursing school.
I took the “easy” way out using Adipex for weight loss. I was able to lose the weight but once I stopped taking the medication I gradually gained the weigth back. My weight then became a roller coast of ups and downs.
Over the next few years I would enter the gym on occasion and take some classes, but I would never make a habit of it on a regular basis. I became pregnant with my second child in the fall of 2013. I started the pregnancy at 133 pounds and gained a total of 40 pounds during that pregnancy. Reaching my top weight of my life at 173 the day of delivery. This time post-partum I was not able to lose the weight as easily. I did not truly try to start losing weight until my daughter was around a year old. I started back in the gym several times but again, it did not stick.
In January of 2017, I was asked to be in a very close friend’s wedding in October 2017. I decided to dive in head first and make a commitment to the gym. I started back to the gym around second week of January 2017 at a weight of 140 pounds. I have not missed a day since other than my regular rest days! When it came to nutrition, I took baby steps just trying to cut out my sodas, juices, and sweets. For the longest time, I was not taking in enough protein or veggies. To make sure I had what I needed, I started putting in the effort to meal prep.
During this fat loss journey I have learned so much about my body and how to listen to it! I am now 109 pounds one full year after the start of my journey. February 2nd was my official sign update with the 1st Phorm. I am forever grateful for all of the people I have “met” via social media through 1st Phorm, and all of the knowledge I have gained.
My husband also uses the Adrenal Restore, and some of my other products when he is able to go to the gym with me. I have been nothing but 100% satisfied with every product we have tried so far. I keep a running wish list of products to try when I can afford them. My next to try is GDA, Creatine, as well as some of the other flavors of protein that I haven’t been able to try yet.
I have been a Registered Nurse since 2010, I am completing my Bachelor’s degree in just a couple of weeks. I plan to continue my journey to gain my Master Degree becoming a Nurse Practitioner. My biggest goal in my career now is to incorporate my love for the gym and nutrition now in my Nurse Practitioner practice. I see how the effects of poor nutrition and lack of proper physical activity leads to and worsens the chronic conditions many in our country suffer from. I have gained a passion for fitness and nutrition that I never imagined. My goals are ever evolving for myself and my body. I have been helping some other people in their beginning of their fitness journey. Everyone has different goals and just to see them begin their journey is a blessing. I don’t think I will ever 100% get rid of the lose skin on my midsection but I will continue to try and get my body as improved as I possibly can. I have lost many pounds, inches and gained more muscle and strength than I ever thought I would have.
My TransPHORMation journey has improved my life physically, mentally, and emotionally. The decision to start this journey is one decision I will never regret!