This mom used to weigh over 200 pounds and now takes part in powerlifting competitions
Eight weeks after giving birth, Elle knew she didn’t want to be an overweight, tired mom, so she decided to make a change. And what a change she’s made!
This mother and 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member has not only lost 44 pounds but she’s now participating in powerlifting competitions!
Losing and gaining!
After breaking up with her son’s father, Elle turned to binge eating to cope with her emotions. But even though she ate to try and make herself feel better, she says it had the opposite effect.
“So this time I decided to be strong, power through and not use food as a comfort,” Elle says.
Since losing 44 pounds, Elle has been able to run for over 13 miles and she’s competed in a powerlifting contest. With another competition approaching next month, she’s aiming to weigh around 135 pounds, as well as generally keep her body fat down and gain strength and muscle.
And Elle is well on her way to that goal by walking and playing with her son and training 4 times a week!
Elle has not only overhauled her fitness, she’s also changed her eating and buying habits.
“I definitely buy less packaged foods and I buy things like chicken and beef in bulk and always free-range and as fresh as possible,” she says.
She also meal preps once or twice a week by choosing meals and snacks from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and cooking in bulk and then storing/freezing them. Elle also makes breakfast the night before to stop herself from choosing bad options and/or overeating.
Why not try these Blueberry Breakfast Muffins for yourself (pictured above)?
So does this powerlifter have any advice for her fellow moms?
“Be prepared and plan. Be consistent and don’t be afraid to slip up because it happens!” says Elle.
“I remind myself that my journey is for my health and energy, and not just for weight loss.”
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