My Transformation

 

See me in the Chalean Extreme Infomercial!

My Motivation

My “A-Ha!” moment came in 2009 when I met Usher at Lenox Mall and he didn’t try to holla (hmmph!!).  As an Air Force Vet, I’d worked out off and on for years, but always went through cyclical periods of exercise – start then stop, start then stop.  I’d finally reached a point where I was the heaviest I’d ever been at 5’3” and 170 lbs. All my pants were too tight and I’d get frustrated just getting ready for work in the mornings.  I’d had enough.

The turning point. That’s me in the orange.

How I Did It

I used home workout DVDs and started exercising 5 days a week. In the past, I’d start off strong and eventually lose my motivation and stop exercising. So I joined an online accountability group to help me stay on track.  I eliminated junk food and stopped eating the “white stuff” (sugar, breads, potatoes, rice, and pastas) and switched to the whole grain versions instead. I found healthier ways to satisfy my cravings and allowed myself a cheat meal once or twice a month.

Once I incorporated clean eating, the fat started melting off and I felt much more energetic and healthy. The more I saw results, the more I wanted to challenge myself. 

A friend told me about a 90-day program by Beachbody called ChaLean Extreme and I decided to give it a try. I had no idea how much that one decision would impact my life! 

30 days into the program, my body started transforming before my eyes.  I lost 1-2 pounds a week and could see incredible muscle definition. My stomach was flatter and I could see definition in my obliques. I struggled through the strength training sessions at times, but I didn’t give up. I kept pushing myself to do more and more each week. By the end of the program, I’d lost 32 lbs, built lean muscle, and dropped from a size 12 to a size 4. That was in 2010 and I haven’t looked back since.

These are my 90 Day results. My homegirl calls this the “Money Shot”. 🙂


I finished ChaLean Extreme on May 1, 2010, and rewarded myself by getting certified to teach Turbo Kick, my “soul mate” workout.  At 40+ years old, I can honestly say I’m in the BEST shape of my life!

 

How I Pay It Forward

My fitness journey didn’t just change my body, it literally changed my life. It felt so empowering knowing I had not only the discipline but the right to change the things in my life I wasn’t happy with.  I started the Jiggle Free Zone to help women of every background and every age experience that same feeling of empowerment.

Since Beachbody phenomenal fitness programs were such an integral part of my transformation, I decided to partner with them as a Beachbody Coach.  I also became a certified Group Fitness Instructor and taught for years at the Buckhead YMCA in Atlanta before taking my classes 100% online via the Jiggle Free Zone Online Fitness Studio

I provide one-on-one Fitness Coaching and realistic, customized meal plans so you can transition into healthy eating and still enjoy a treat meal now and then. Meal plans have to realistic or you won’t follow them.

I simply give women the same support and accountability that helped me realize my BEST self in my own fitness journey.  Now let’s get #fitandfabulous.

~Coach MaShelle

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