My Strong Fit Body by Projuggler

(Last Updated On: June 12, 2011)

I have not been maintaining a healthy weight, partly because of work. In addition, I gained 50 pounds with my first child, and had a hard time losing it because it was I wanted to hold my baby instead of working out! Each year during tax season, I gain, up to 15 pounds! Then I lose it. Sometimes, mostly. Maybe.

I gradually lost the 50 pounds gained during my pregnancy by doing some exercise videos at home, volleyball, and step aeroboics. Last year I stopped the gain/lose cycle and bought some new excercise programs, including Cathe’s STS series. I have almost all of her DVDs. I only don’t have the ones I don’t know about. I saved time working out at home, first thing in the morning before anything else got in the way. I decided to get to a healthy weight once and for all, build some strength and get in the best shape ever!


I’ve always been somewhat active. I love sports and fitness, but did not seem to have the time for it. (And I love food.) Decided to build some strength for volleyball and I wanted to look good when I taught step aerobics each week. I had never done strength trianing so I dusted off the weights, bought more, and got busy. Within the first month of serious strength training I saw a 4 pack. Me! A 4 pack!

Since starting my daily exercise routine, I have lost a total of 70 pounds (including the 50 gained during pregnancy) and am back to my wedding and high school weight. I am wearing a size 8. The smallest I’ve ever worn is a size 12, so the muscle is definitely adding weight, but not size. (I am 5’5″.) When I stop running, my whole body stops. (The flab doesn’t keep going like it did in the past). Cheers to Cathe! Keep the great workouts coming!

10 thoughts on “My Strong Fit Body by Projuggler

  1. Great job, Projuggler! You look strong and fantastic!! You are an inspiration. 🙂

  2. WOW! You look fantastic! Hmmm, I don’t think you’re a size 8 though, you look more like a 6! Anyway congrats and keep up the good work! It’s people like you that motivate the rest of us 🙂

  3. What a fantastic transformation. You did a great job and should be very proud! Way to go!!!

  4. You look awesome! Glad you dusted off your weights. I cannot tell you how many people I see who have lost weight however have not toned and there for they have flabby skin.

  5. Great success story! What a difference in your SHAPE!

    It’s always inspiring to see success stories, keeps me going 🙂

  6. hey I envy ur abs dear, I my a mother of two and my abs r really weak how could u make it strong give me some ideas too

  7. Hi guys, I’m back! Diet- just tried to limit the junk food and exercise a lot. For my abs I actually did P90 X ab ribber 3 times a week and noticed abs in about a month. I still see them, though there is a little more jiggly on them now. But I’m back at it looking through success stories to get back to my success story wieght. I have more muscle now, so let’s say my success size!

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