2017 Overall Winner: Laura Froning
Congrats to our Overall Winner of the No Excuse Mom Challenge, Laura Froning for being an incredible inspiration and following through on our 12 week challenge! You have $4,200 extra shopping money this season and we hope you get something extra awesome for yourself!
Read Laura’s Story:
I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression for years. Two years ago it got so bad that I stopped caring what I looked like. My husband was always away on travel and food became my companion. I ate when I was tired. I ate when I was anxious. I ate when I was sad. I ate when I was bored. The weight began to pile on. I hated myself. I bathed in the dark so that I wouldn’t have to look at my own body in the mirror. I went from an active mom that played with her kids to one that was content watching life pass me by in the sidelines.
This challenge couldn’t have come at a better time. I had to lose some of this weight, but even more importantly, I had to find my why again. I started off strong, but was of course challenged by life and it’s many obstacles. Dying family. Sick children. Absent husband. When it came to excuses…I could throw out many. I slipped up many times with my diet and at times went a week or two with only walks and a quick yoga session as my exercise. In the past this would have triggered the self-hate and disappointment in me. I would have just quit. I was already a failure, right?
Something in me was different this time. I forgave myself. I got up each time after I fell and I kept trying. So maybe I wouldn’t “win”. Maybe I wouldn’t have the after picture that I had envisioned. That was ok. I found myself again during this challenge. I am strong. I will mess up. I will struggle. But I am a fighter. I will keep fighting as I inch towards my ultimate goal of health.
My successes this challenge were that I lost 17.5 pounds. I lost almost 6 inches in my waist alone. I am sleeping better. I’m playing with my kids more. I can look in the mirror again and be proud of myself and what I’m working towards. Oh and I can see my triceps muscles again. That was a huge accomplishment for me. I plan to continue to treat my body with love and patience as I slowly beat my excuses and work towards health.
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.
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!