Getting My Life Back!!!! by Missy Tompkins


Getting My Life Back!!!! by Missy Tompkins

Getting My Life Back!!!! by Missy Tompkins

I have been dieting on and off for many years. I joined gym after gym, bought product after product with no results. But this past November, my life changed. I stressed to my husband how important losing weight and getting back to “me” was. I was starting to have health problems and I just was not happy with me. I felt awful. I was excessively overweight and unhappy.

My husband has always been very supportive…but this time he told me for every 2 pounds I lost there would be a present under the Christmas tree. “Pounds for Presents” This may sound crazy…but for the people that know me, I love Christmas!!!! So, I started with cardio. One hour a day, Walking on the treadmill, then increased to jogging, then increased to 1 hour before work and 1 hour after dinner. I was Missy Tompkinslosing pound after pound and feeling great. But, I then hit a plateau and was looking for something to help bust through. That is when I found “Cathe”. I purchased the entire Low Impact Series and did the Low Impact Rotation twice. I was amazed and come to love Cathe. I looked forward to working out every day. I had lost 25 pounds by Christmas, but I was now addicted to Cathe and still losing. I have now lost 60 pounds and feel absolutely amazing. I now own almost every Cathe DVD and am waiting on the new Xtrain series. I a lso have created my own personal gym in my home. I just love it! Today, I do cardio every morning before work and then I do a Cathe workout in the evenings.

As for my diet, well I didn’t change much because I ate pretty healthy. The only thing I did cut was soda. I prepare all my snacks for the week each Sunday afternoon. I also post in the kitchen our menu for the week. This saves me on time. I work full time, so fitting in cooking healthy and exercise can be time consuming.

This is my lifestyle…healthy eating and fitness!

I have Cathe to thank for my amazing transformation. Also, I could not have stayed motivated without my forum friends. Thank you to all for giving me my life back! Cathe is my personal trainer for life!!!! Thanks again.


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13 Responses to “Getting My Life Back!!!! by Missy Tompkins”

  1. Avatar for Kelley
    Kelley September 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Congratulations Missy! Thank you for sharing your motivational story 🙂

  2. Avatar for Eva
    Eva September 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Congratulations on your amazing progress, Missy! You stuck with your program and broke through your plateau, which is not easy to do. You look awesome!

  3. Avatar for Natasha (mini-natty)
    Natasha (mini-natty) September 21, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Congratulations Missy!! You look amazing!! I wish you much health & happiness 🙂

  4. Avatar for Jean (Marazoe)
    Jean (Marazoe) September 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Missy You are a winner in my book. You work hard everyday and you look fantastic. I wish you continued success. You are a walking testament for Cathe. Congratulations.

  5. Avatar for Kimberly
    Kimberly September 24, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Pounds for Presents! I love it! And the best gift was giving yourself a healthy lifestyle. That’s a gift you can use every single day. Awesome job!

  6. Avatar for Suzanne
    Suzanne September 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Missy, what a great story! Thanks for sharing your motivation with us!
    You are one of my fitness insprirations!

  7. Avatar for Elizabeth R
    Elizabeth R September 25, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    Way to change your life! Thanks for sharing your story!

  8. Avatar for Karen
    Karen September 25, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Congratulations for getting your life back on track and your health back too. Good for you and good for your husband for being so supportive. You look great and with your lifestyle changes you should be able to have a healthy life!

  9. Avatar for Jane
    Jane September 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Hi Missy…. was it the Low Impact Series rotation you completed or one of the Low Impact Rotations ? Congratulations you look amazing.

  10. Avatar for Missy (missyt)
    Missy (missyt) September 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Thanks for all of your compliments!!!

    Jane—NOV 2011 Low Impact Series Rotation

  11. Avatar for Jennifer
    Jennifer September 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Congratulations, Missy! You look great and I’m very happy for you:)

  12. Avatar for Tiffany
    Tiffany October 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    You look great, Missy! You are so inspiring. And I love the Christmas idea. I think I will see if I can get my husband to do that for me 😉

  13. Avatar for Becky
    Becky September 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    I love pounds for presents! I love Christmas! You look fabulous and I can’t imagine all the fun you have exercising! I just ordered 3 new 2013 videos and wna tto start rotating them in.

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