Wow, this has been a busy month! My commitment to exercise and healthier eating was tested in several ways. Mid October, my son and I went to visit my mom and grandma and aunts and uncles for a week. Our schedule was completely off, I had no access to a gym, and healthy meal options in the tiny town were quite limited. We were going to be eating the majority of our meals on the go.

871 890 Krista, my awesome trainer, wrote out two kick butt circuits that I could do anywhere and I took those with me. I was able to fit exercise in at the park and at night in my hotel rooms. I even used my son as a weight for bicep curls and weighted lunges 🙂 Check out some of the pics at the park (my son was the photographer) and my cousin took one night in our hotel room of my son helping me work out! I kept portions under control and chose the healthiest options I could under the circumstances and was still able to lose a pound that week…yes!! It was definitely challenging.

The next week after we returned home, my son got sick for a good week and then the next week was my turn. Yuck! My cardio definitely suffered but I continued to meet with Krista and take my vitamins from Dan at Complete Nutrition and I swear I wasn’t sick for as long as I would have been before! I also had a migraine while I was run down from being sick. Now that I have my blood sugar pretty well balanced, my migraines and headaches are now only triggered by lack of sleep and lack of hydration. Dan hooked me up with a ginormous water bottle that I carry with me everywhere which should nip the hydration problem in the bud! So that’s only one migraine this month as opposed to weekly before! Major life changing difference!!!

On October 27th, Krista did my measurements again and we found out I was down 11 pounds, 6.6% body fat and 8.8 inches total throughout my body! Wow!!! I weighed in again November 16th, and I am down 13 pounds!  Most exciting to me, I fit very comfortably in my old size 8 jeans! . I was busting out of size 12 at the start of this project. You can believe that i did a happy dance after i realized that :). Most importantly, I have so much more energy and I am a much nicer person to be around since taking time for myself for this project. I feel amazing and stronger and  I am so ready for this final month of the transformation project! Thank you so much to everyone involved!  I want to especially thank my amazing husband Nathan, who has supported and encouraged me throughout this process. He is my biggest fan and it makes a huge difference to have  to have him in my corner 🙂

If you’d like to get started with a fitness program or get paired up with a personal trainer that’s right for you, contact our Fitness Director, Ed Davila, 586-1737 or email him at Interested in supplements and nutrition from Complete Nutrition? Stop in their Bozeman location at 1531 W. Main. Remember, all Ridge Members get 10% off everyday at Complete Nutrition!