Burgandy Rinker

 
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I am a wife, and a mommy to 3 young children. The first memory I have of being self conscious about my weight was probably around age 9 or 10. Other girls were smaller than me and I overheard someone talking about it. Kids are brutal. I never want my kids to feel the way I did, so I will do everything in my power to be a good role model for them. I was skinny in high school and college, but super unhealthy. I practically starved myself and never worked out. Fast foward to my first baby 8 years ago. I gained around 60 pounds with him and had severe ppd. I never left the house, ate what I wanted and sat and held my baby all day and night. Then I got pregnant again, and again. Never losing the baby weight between back to back pregnancies ended with me weighing 212 lbs after my third baby was born. I knew I had to do something. I want to be the best example for my kids and I was far from that. Dr's put me on medication to help with my ppd and it never helped. I finally decided enough was enough, I needed to help myself. When my youngest was 6 weeks old I asked for a personal trainer (I had never stepped foot in a gym, I was embarrassed and intimidated and needed help). I worked out with her for about a month, and she told me they were about to start doing crossfit at the new gym. She gave me the confidence I needed to atleast try it. I made myself go and ended up falling in love. Even though I was working out every day and eating healthy foods, it took me a year to lose around 30 lbs. I would lose a pound, then stayed the same for a month. It was so frustrating bc I was doing everything I knew to lose the weight. It just wasn't happening.

One night I was laying in bed in tears. I was beyond frustrated and just stuck. I had gotten to 178 lbs and was stuck there for about 3 months. No matter what I did I could not get below that. I never planned on giving up, I just remember thinking this was it, I would be this weight forever. That exact night I saw a post from Hallye on Facebook (I knew her from college, and I am SO very thankful for her) about a nutrition program her husband was starting. I remember laying in bed with my husband and telling him I felt like this was my answer. I couldn't explain it, I just had a good feeling about it. I started the next day, and here I am about 8 months later. I have lost 43 lbs on the macroholics program and 76 lbs total. I did it without pills, or quick fixes. I eat whatever I want as long as I meet my goals. I never thought it was going to happen for me until I found this program. I am doing things I never thought I would be able to do. Now it's not a question of if I will meet my goals, it's when. The best part is, I can confidently say that this program gave me my life back. It gave my husband his wife back and my kids the mommy they deserve. I no longer take any medications, and I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. I have never been more passionate about anything, other than being a mommy of course. I love it whenpeople ask what I'm doing, so I can share this program with them. I want everyone to know how easy it is. You just need the right tools and guidance to do it.