2017 3rd Place Leader Winner: Suzanne Frazier
Congrats to our 3rd place No Excuse Mom Leader Winner, Suzanne Frazier of Sacramento, CA for being an incredible inspiration and following through on our 12 week challenge! You have $265 extra shopping money this season and we hope you get something extra awesome for yourself! If you are interested in becoming a leader, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ! It’s an incredibly rewarding role you play in your community and an awesome way to connect families, build friendships and get/stay healthy.
With three pregnancies, I feel like I’ve tried every fad diet, pill, and quick-fix available on the internet. Although I did sometimes lose weight, I would ultimately gain it back – plus some. It was a cycle that wrecked havoc on my metabolism and self-esteem. I’ve never considered exercise before because I thought it meant spending hours in the gym. Moms don’t have that kind of spare time. I felt awful about my weight gain and just as bad for not wanting to accept my mom body; but I wanted to change that. Initially, too self-conscience to ever join a gym, I started jogging and followed workout videos at home. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but I didn’t give up. As I got stronger and faster, my interest grew; I signed up for my first 5K race in 2012 and joined a women’s fitness group.
It started with a desire to lose a few extra pounds, but I wound up gaining so much more than just weight-loss. I gained knowledge, a passion for wellness, and a desire to help others in their fitness journey; I became a coach in 2016. So important to my emotional well-being, I acquired self-confidence and my self-esteem significantly improved. Today, I want to help change the way people perceive or think a mom’s body should look. Being a mom doesn’t mean you have to feel less than great about yourself just because it is accepted as the norm. I join No Excuse Mom to help empower those self-conscience, complacent, and unhappy moms with the knowledge and support to gain their own strength, build their own confidence, and once and for all, help them to become proud of their mom bodies.
During the challenge, my experience has been a series of emotions and struggle with my eating habits. I’m not perfect nor am I extraordinarily fit. I binged on Halloween candy mid-way because my weight wasn’t dropping like I was hoping. I’ll admit, seeing people’s transformation post on Facebook made me insecure about my own intention and goals. Then, I remembered why I signed up. I wanted to change. I had to change my habits and learn to trust the process. So I stopped turning to carbs for comfort, continued to prep healthy meals, and kept with my workouts. With a little discipline, I dropped 4% body fat, gained 4 pounds of lean muscle, and a total loss of 1 pound body weight. Yes, ONE POUND and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I have a firm understanding that if I stop comparing my progress to others and focus on my own accomplishments, my body is capable of some impressive shit! This was the lesson that’s going to help me live a healthier lifestyle beyond the 12 weeks!
Join our upcoming No More Excuses Challenge starting January 15th and ending on Easter HERE!!! For $50 you will not only receive an email consultation with Maria Kang, a 150 workout ebook, No Excuse Mom tank, 12-week accountability calendar and a fitness/nutrition guide, but you will also get a chance to win $1000 worth of money and prizes.
Congrats Suzanne! You have $315 extra shopping money this season and we hope you get something extra awesome for yourself! Our No Excuse Moms followed our official NEM program, where they used a fitness calendar, logged in their meals, participated online/in-person and overcame their excuses!