Nov 13 2011

BodyRocker Miriam

Hello Zuzana, Freddy and all bodyrockers around the world!

My name is Miriam (midimidi) and I have been a body rocker for the last month and a half.  I am 33 and a mother of 2 kids, 3 and 5.  I have always been pretty active but I gained a lot of weight with each pregnancy.  I would lose the weight with hours of running a week.  Then after 6 months, I would quit running from boredom, frustration or an injury. The weight would creep back on and the cycle would happen again.  I noticed that running wasn’t truly helping me as much as it had when I was younger.  I realized that I was losing actual muscle mass, even with the daily 5 mile runs, I still looked skinny-fat and had a gut, and tons of cellulite.  I was really afraid of working out with weights in the gym.  It was intimidating to go upstairs surrounded by big muscle heads and not exactly sure what to do.  On another forum I asked a friend who is a gym buff what to do.  She mentioned bodyrocker tv.  For some reason I thought it would be a home workout video that I would have to pay for and that would become boring.    I finally went and checked it out and I was instantly blown away!

Even though I could hop on a treadmill and run for an hour those short intense workouts made me feel like my lungs were scrubbed clean.  I grunted, cried out and sweated my way through it. I couldn’t do a single push up. I did my first workout in the kitchen with my microwave timer!  When I started body rockers my fat composition was 26 percent.  It is down to 21!  I’m just starting out but I am finally getting results that I want!  Running endlessly on a treadmill never got me anywhere near my goals, literally.  Wandering around the gym aimlessly trying random machines never helped me lose fat.  I now have a plan.  I do one workout a day- and I have no excuse not  to get up and do it since it’s everything I need is right here!

Thank you for helping me change my body!  I look forward to seeing the future changes and to one day finally being able to do a pistol squat all the way down!

PS- I included a before shot (ewww) that shows pretty much where I was at!  you can see how uncomfortable I felt in my own skin!

Love

miriam

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  • rodikajoli

    you look amazing, do you have facebook page? I woul love to see more pics with you! you are so much inspiring

  • Antonia

    oh my goodness! beautiful and inspirational miriam! I have been doing weights and workouts for about 5 weeks and have noticed changes but did the 600 reps workout yesterday and sweated more than I ever have .. it was awesome. 

  • Gina

    Thanks so much for sharing your information. I stumbled across this site recently and am just finishing up week 2 of the 30-day challenge for May. Whew! Basically it sounds like you’re doing BodyRock 5 times per week and incorporating some other healthier activities (taking the stairs, etc.). Did you also follow a pretty strict diet? Your results are amazing and I’m wondering what it will take to get myself to that point. Thanks for any info you can provide.

  • Kat Wolanyk

    Halle Berry’s body double. FOR SURE. girl please head to hollywood and start doing stunts for Halle! :)  

  • midimidi

    thank you, you can get better than before your kids…It just takes time.  don’t get discouraged along the way.  write down goals, functional and form goals and keep them short term to get to where you want to go.  Good luck and remember that diet is 90 percent of the battle so focus on eating well!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1009059636 Kimberly Cooper Mosey

    I have just stumbled onto this site and I’m loving what I am seeing!! Can anyone tell me how to get started on this program? There is a lot of info on this site just a little overwhelming to me! Thanks!

  • midimidi

    This happened to me too in the beginning.  First your body needs to make adjustments to the new lifestyle changes and these internal adjustments sometimes take about a month or two.  I was sure I was getting bigger and when  I weighed myself  I had gained weight. I was also over eating and I had to make sure to eleminate doing that.

    Your body may be building more lean mass but also it may be slow to burn the body fat you already have.  Eating low glycemic foods will force your body to burn fat and eventually the balance will shift and your body will start doing that.  At this point the body will begin building muscle and buring fat at a much faster rate and finally you will start seeing results.  Also there is bodyfat that is intramuscle in your muscles.  the plyometric exercises that you do here on bodyrock, those running lunges, jumping squats are really great for losing that fat  don’t shy away from those!

    I suggest eating more protien…a lot more, doing less carbs over all and adding some moderate jumproping three times a week @ 20 minutes a time.  patience is key, most people quit before they have results.  Finally, I am getting muscle but now I am getting smaller, my muscles are more dense and it takes time of repeatedly working out and repairing yourself for your muscles to get dense.
     Good luck~! and stick with it!

  • midimidi

    i would start with a short body weight workout on here. there are a lot in the workout tabs just look at the ascending order or even do an exercise challenge.  Build your strength and endurance.  If you can’t finish the whole workout the next time you will. 
    this website gives me motivation, writing down my scores does too and following people who I admire on the site.  the way to start is to do a workout today!  I remind myself that I always feel better after working out, no matter what.

  • Raspberry13

    Hi Miriam,
    I admire your work and just have 2 say… “amazing!” I have never seen such large progress, ever! Congratulations!
    Anyway, I just have a few questions if you don’t mind…
    My daughter is 12 years old and is really unhappy with her weight and personal fitness. Now we are going on a cruise in March and she would really like to lose some weight, and get fit by then 2 be able 2 wear a bikini. Do you think bodyrock is right for her? Do you think it is child friendly? And do you think she will be able to lose the weight by March?
    Thnx

  • Raspberry13

    Hi Miriam,
    I admire your work and just have 2 say… “amazing!” I have never seen such large progress, ever! Congratulations!
    Anyway, I just have a few questions if you don’t mind…
    My daughter is 12 years old and is really unhappy with her weight and personal fitness. Now we are going on a cruise in March and she would really like to lose some weight, and get fit by then 2 be able 2 wear a bikini. Do you think bodyrock is right for her? Do you think it is child friendly? And do you think she will be able to lose the weight by March?
    Thnx

  • Anonymous

    just under the post there is a sign for diqus, it’s next to where you can “like” the post. click on it and you should see it say something like login or join, click on that fill in your information. you only have to put in your e-mail a name and a password. then you can add any info you wish, or a picture – good luck!

  • Soon2bRockBody

    Where did you start? What videos seemed to work for you better? I am new and wanting a ROCKBODY!! Kinda stuck on where to start or what to do? How did you do it?

    • midimidi

      I remember looking at the site the first week and not knowing what to do and trying to work myself up to doing it.  I wasted a lot of time.  as soon as I actually did one I was hooked.  first, look up the warm up video, do that one.  Then do any workout you like. since you probably don’t have a timer consider getting one, those interval workouts are really what makes the fat loss happen and they are specific work time and rest time. 

      In the beginning I did a lot of the rep challenges you just time your self start to finish.  I used the microwave until I got my gymboss.  When you look under the workout tab you can go through ascending order past to present, there are many older workouts that are time challenges and body weight only.  Why not do a workout today?! It will take you less time than you spend thinking about it.  Write your score down as you go then stretch.. and be happy you just did the most important workout, the very first one.
      Start off with the modifications if you need them and try to complete the entire thing.  Eventually you may want to add in equipment but you don’t have to.  The first step is the first workout!   All of the workouts make an impact, all are challenging and all contribute to getting what you want. 

  • midimidi

     start with her warmup before you do the workout.  then pick any of the workouts. In the beginning I did a lot of  the rep challenges and exercise challenges, since they are easier to time.  there are usually modifcations for beginners and people without equipment.  As you improve and need the challenge buy or create your own equipment.  I have a walker for a dipstation, homemade ugi ball, and home made sandbag. The most important piece of equipment is the timer, it just makes it easier with the intervals. 
    Get a notebook, write the name of the workout and date on the top and do the workout! Then do a burpee for erin and cool down and stretch easy peasy go about your day.

    The next big step is to start posting your scores.  I wish more people did it not to compete but to motivate others!  You will see that there are different fitness levels.  I follow people who are at my level or who I want to get to or people who I want to encourage.  It makes a big difference in improving your own scores if you know you will be posting them.  I also think it adds a level a commitment, and credibility when you do the workout and then post scores.  sorry for the long answer hope to see your scores soon!
    miriam

  • Anonymous

    Ha ha!  Don’t you just hate that!

  • Anonymous

    You look awesome!  Way to go!

  • Anonymous

    Hi bodyrocker_msia

    you need to sign up to disqus to follow midimidi.

  • midimidi

    i can get all the way down now…as for getting up well that part is kind of still hard i can do one.

  • midimidi

    you are an inspiration!  your results are amazing and you look so wonderful! less then a year after a baby you look like you never had a baby! congrats on motherhood and thank you for posting your story! 

  • midimidi

    take your before shot and write down the day and the workout. the first  piece of equipment is that exercise log and that timer but you can still do the workouts with out it. just start on the reps time challenges.  I can’t wait to see your after! 

    • Lindseylinae

      unfortunately i got stretchmarks from my babies! im probably not show pics of the before. maybe i will just with my exercise clothes on… so i just got out my work out journal thats been on the shelf for a month or so now and took a wieght and measurements around all major areas, and hid my scale. i did without a timer by just doing the reps that are what the trainer did and it took me 4more min to complete a 16min workout. so im sore and almost threw up two days in a row so far! im pumped and have been telling everybody i know about this site! im shooting for 5-6 workouts a week. i love that it only takes 30min or less! i cant wait to see my after too, but i already feel more energized and happy in only two workouts!

    • Lindseylinae

      unfortunately i got stretchmarks from my babies! im probably not show pics of the before. maybe i will just with my exercise clothes on… so i just got out my work out journal thats been on the shelf for a month or so now and took a wieght and measurements around all major areas, and hid my scale. i did without a timer by just doing the reps that are what the trainer did and it took me 4more min to complete a 16min workout. so im sore and almost threw up two days in a row so far! im pumped and have been telling everybody i know about this site! im shooting for 5-6 workouts a week. i love that it only takes 30min or less! i cant wait to see my after too, but i already feel more energized and happy in only two workouts!

  • Paolo

    I love You….

  • midimidi

    i’m trying to grow it out! don’t tempt me!!!! it’s so bad now!

  • http://www.petrockstudios.com meghan

    I get a very clear sense of REAL from you – a real woman, a real struggle, real effort and real results – I think that is why the BodyRockers section is so popular and why my blog blows up for more information about BR, Zuzana and now even YOU.  People are googling you Bodyrocker Miriam!  I think we are so tired of the BS, models, famous people’s weights, fad diets, promises of this and that – - – we want real people to connect with that share our struggles and dreams?!?!?!  AND YOU GOT stellar results!!!!  You give us real hope.  Food/diet/lifestyle – - – I’m trying to expound on this information on my blog as well – it is confusing and conflicting & I’ve been studying nutrition a long time.  I do not think of the primal diet as a fad.  I see it as returning to natural eating – just eating real food = EASY.   I couldn’t agree with you more about how eating a real foods diet (primal) has completely taken away the obsession of tracking my food intake, it has simplified my life AND for me, I am no longer hungry 17 times a day and I rarely get cravings or that crazy starving feeling I used to get after a workout or mid-day.

    My resources, education, research, head, heart and gut were telling me ‘the ancestral diet’ is spot on – - – my morals and laurels clung tightly to my precious carbs.  I was a vegetarian for nearly 20 years.  Switching to a ancestral diet was a HUGE step for me but I see the benefits are bountiful and now. . . I am a nutritionist who walks the walk and walks the talk and THAT, is priceless.

    I agree with you Miriam – a real foods diet is matched perfectly to these workouts for results.  And again, I thank you for sharing your story and photos – you are a perfect case study:)  Now I’m going to see what I can do – thanks for the encouragement!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Welbeloved-Akulas/100000592647853 Welbeloved Akulas

    Your before pic really isn’t that bad, we’ve all seen much worse, but sometimes we are our own worse critics. I still congratulate you on your success, you look great.

  • Markdani

    Fantastic change!  You look strong and healthy…all moms should be positive role models for their children.  yay you Miriam

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    That’s very intresting ! what is Insulin resistence? I think I once came across such an online-self-test…
    I don’t know about the Primal diet, I tried it once… but didn’t raelly felt the best. I really likes Quinoa, but Im not “dying” on grains. but otherwise for some reason, if I won’t eat some whole grains once in while I know I would feel really bad.. :/
    I also knows that I WON’T do well on any type of low-carb diet… :( I just can’t hold/suffer it ! I GOT to have my carbs., especially in most of the morning. (or I would shake to death the whole day LOL…)

    thanks again & have a great day !!!

    <3 & appreciate,
    BR Beth

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    That’s very intresting ! what is Insulin resistence? I think I once came across such an online-self-test…
    I don’t know about the Primal diet, I tried it once… but didn’t raelly felt the best. I really likes Quinoa, but Im not “dying” on grains. but otherwise for some reason, if I won’t eat some whole grains once in while I know I would feel really bad.. :/
    I also knows that I WON’T do well on any type of low-carb diet… :( I just can’t hold/suffer it ! I GOT to have my carbs., especially in most of the morning. (or I would shake to death the whole day LOL…)

    thanks again & have a great day !!!

    <3 & appreciate,
    BR Beth

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    Guys your’e awesome – thanks for the help !!!

    Nothing is better than a good-motivating BodyRocker friend :)

    <3 BR Beth

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    WoW that’s so awesome dear Wride !!! I just published/shared mine yesterday & I hope that as the new features load up to the site everyone will share their too:

    7am- 1S (=scoop) Whey protein, 1Tbs ground flaxseed, 40g (=27Carbs) Oats, & maybe a piece of fruit (like 10Carbs or so)10am- 200ml 0% (fat-free) plain yogurt, 1/2 S (=scoop) Whey, 1Ts dried blueberries & Crabberries, 24g (weighted dry) Quinoa, 1Tbs chia seeds/10g Almonds.1pm- 100g chicken/turkey breast, 1Tbs Olive Oil, 1 apple4pm- 1 whole egg+egg whites or 18P (=protein) fish fillet,1Ts Olive Oil/Tahini/etc, & maybe a portion of carb (like quinoa) if needed.6pm- BR.TV Workout7pm- PWO-shake: 1S Whey,30C (=carbs)banana/citrus fruit,1Tbs Chia seeds8-9pm- PWO-meal: 15C (=carbs) Quinoa/Brown Rice/Yam(=sweet potato)/Wild rice,100g salmon/Tilapia/other fish,1Tbs olive oil.

    Please notice that I didn’t write any veggies down, I can basically eat whatever kind & portion of non-starchy veggies I want w/ each of my meals.
    Also Im still not sure at all about it. I always changing things up…

    That’s so funny ’cause we also got the same hours of meals :) BTW I think that I just CAN’T do with less 5 meals/day… that’s b/c I really try to keep them small & frequent as zuzana teached us :)
    As I said… Im getting SO confused from time to time b/c of Carbs, PRE & POST-WO nutrition etc…
    MY ONLY WISH is that zuzana would talk some about this topic b/c it’s SO imporotant for every single bodyrocker to know !!! in the past I used to eat rally poor meals like lots of dairy products etc… I had serious problems with the WO & my energy yo-yoed all day long… I don’t think I even ate any meat/fish :/ I bet I was missing a LOT of protein my body was needed & it kinda searched for it in the dairy… I know that sounds so strage, it really was! fortunately I began to read some & understood I better have at least 2 meals of soild-protein a day (meat/fish/eggs etc…) diary would suit as a snack inbetween but not as a meal by itself, (I think never..lol). THAT’S why I think zuzana should speak for that as so many young begginers like me can fall that trap of not eating properly/enough & instead of gaining energy from the WO they lose it & regret… SO… PLEASE if someone can notice zuzana about that important topic, I w/ many other bodyrockers would ask for a plain explained post for the basics of pre & post WO nutrition. it’s a no-sense to work for something without doing it correctly or knowing what we should do & why…

    Sorry for the long “paragraph” I throwed in here but it just came to my mind & it has to be wrriten :)

    Great day everyone !!!

    <3 BR Beth

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    Im really trying to keep track of what I eating in every single one of my meals… but it doesn’t seems to help :( I just DON’T KNOW whether I eat too much or too little, I don’t know how many portions of carbs I should be eating & which carbs to count/watch/take in consideration, I don’t know what to eat prior & after my workouts & I feel so lost. when/as Im trying “researching” about those topics I gets even more confused & lost. I don’t even have much time for doing all this – Im still a student (only 17) & I feels like I know nothing even tho Im always try learning :( ((

    Im sorry for telling all that but it’s just the plain truth ::((( I don’t have anyone to trust or take advice from…

    BR Beth

    • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

      WoW OMgush thanks guys … :}
      I have to read & think about what U all said, so many many thanks…… !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

      WoW OMgush thanks guys … :}
      I have to read & think about what U all said, so many many thanks…… !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

      WoW OMgush thanks guys … :}
      I have to read & think about what U all said, so many many thanks…… !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    U got a truly amazing physique… Im so ENVY ::::(((((

    Can U please tell us about your diet??? How much meals R U eating/do U use any sups??? maybe Whey protein???

    thanks for every piece of information & your help !!!

    <3 BR Beth

  • tee

    awesome, that’s just exactly what I wanted you to say!  I thought it would be very motivational for all those skinny-fat people out there!

    wish I was one of them! lol  I’m still fat- fat haven’t got to the skinny stage yet! lol  I’m slowly getting there I’ve lost 15lbs since new years.  I lost 8 lbs in jan/feb by getting serious with these workouts,  then stalled for months,  then july/august/sept lost 2 more lbs,  then in oct lost 5-6.  I think I’ve found a diet plan I can stick with(mostly lol) by following the 4 hour body. I think it is fairly close to paleo but I am eating beans?  I thought it would be really hard, but I’m doing OK,  the cheat days aren’t working, so I think I’m going to eliminate them or at least space them out more,  and then just a little sumthin sumthin!  ha ha!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! I’m a regular gym goer and do heavy circuit training with the help of my gymboss timer…I have chapathis in my diet, otherwise i get hypoglycemic..I’m losing fat and packing on muscle…Thanks for replying, you’re story is very inspiring! Keep it up! :)

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    U look totally amazing. Im training at BR.TV for about 11 months & still didn’t reached such results… or at least my desired ones :::::(((((

  • http://www.dheana.com Dheana

    Wow Miriam, nice work! You’ve got that perfect feminine and fit physique. Seriously! You should be so proud of yourself. 

    And I’m with you on the pistol squats! They’ve been my nemesis for far too long. Time to make friends and master the one-legged squats. We’ll get there!

    Thanks for the inspiration gorgeous!!! 

  • Anonymous

    WOW! Miriam, you look awesome!

    Your before shot reminds me of the shape I’m in at the moment. I’m 37, no kids, but a very stressful ex-relationship and unable to exercise heavy for the last half year year now, and not at all half a year before that because of a busted knee, which I busted as a fan of high knees each morning without appropriate footwear after I had quit smoking. I wasn’t happy about my shape then, but with no ability to exercise, stressful relationship and replacing ciggies for sweets, I packed on over 10 kgs in a few months. My doctor initially told me I had nothing to worry about my weight, until I made him calculate my BMI and he had to admit I was over 25 with it. Luckily, I lost all that extra weight after my operation in 3 months, because the operation coincided with the end of the stressful relationship. But I still wish to lose 5 kilo and get muscle and power so I can go surfing again. You seem to me a similar body type than I am. And you are inspiring me!

  • http://twitter.com/TuOvS Cristina Alvarez

    LOVE your body! and your skin color?!! WOW!! you look gorgeous really!! 
    Keep it up!!! :D  

  • KIMBERLAKE93

    OMG…you look insanely GORGEOUS!!!!  And mother of 2?????  Wowza’s!!  Congrats!!!!  I can relate and understand to your boredom of working out in a gym, wasting time and money, not getting any results.  It’s reassuring that BR works for everyone in different ways, what an amazing website they invented for us!  You look amazing, Congrats on your journey and thanks for the pics-totally inspirational! CHEERS!  :)

  • ۞ BodyRocker ♥ Beth ۞

    haha & I still looks like the “Before” picture :::::(((((
    Can U please tell us some on your diet? thanks !!!

    <3 BR Beth

  • Courtney

    You have a beautiful body! And in only 6 weeks! Keep it up. I can’t wait to see your progress!

  • Anonymous

    fantastic job, Miriam ! You dropped 5% body fat in one and a half months, WOW ! You look so beautiful ! You’re such an inspiration for all the mommies out there ! Keep rocking ! Mommies rule :) !

  • memelicious

    hii miriam!!! Glad to see a bodyrocker same as my name :D   You are picture perfect!! Good job :) I will soon look like you (but with bigger thighs *sigh*)  

  • tee

    hi miriam,

    just curious, have you gained weight or lost weight, or do you know?  you tested your bodyfat but I’m just curious if you might have gained due to building muscle or might you even be the same weight.  also did you take any measurements?  would love to know the change!

    The reason I ask is “skinny fat” people’s weight doesn’t always change but their body composition can change dramatically and sometimes they freak out if they gained weight even though they might be moving in the right direction!  I just thought it might be very motivational to hear whether your weight changed or not.  thanks

  • Anonymous

    Well done girlfriend! As a mother of 3 children I can totally relate. You look UHmazing! Keep up the great work…..
     

  • Anonymous

    Hello ! You look fantastic!!! I wanted to ask if you got these results with just the bodyrock workouts? No other cardio or anything?

      Thanks for your help!!

  • midimidi

    i love that name Mirka! that’s awesome!
     

  • Anonymous

    wow! That is a great transformation. When I get pregnant I also want to return to a great body like yours!
    keep bodyrockinggg!!!!!!!!!!

  • MariaBjørgJepsen

    You are too kind, thank you so much :) I am so grateful I can motivate others, while I find my motivation in all you wonderful people!
    Love, Maria

  • Stefenberg

    Great job, excellent body and shape! Keep up!

  • HMurphy

    You look awesome!  I am 30 and a mother of 2.  Just had my last one the end of July.  I started just a couple of weeks ago and can already tell a difference.  Like you nothing else would work until now!  Im so glad i found this website.  Very motivating an i LOVE hearing everyones success stories.

  • sselcann

    you look great Miriam!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706388249 Tori Larson Bradford

    You give me hope.  I have three kids and I often wonder if I will ever get rid of my baby belly.  It’s been coming off slowly, but now I know that hard work does pay off.

  • Marta

    Great results :D you go girl!!! Your are really beautifull :D No one would ever say you are 33 and a mother of 2! Great job! Keep on bodyrocking!

  • MariaBjørgJepsen

    You have a beautiful, fit and sexy body Miriam, congrats!!! :)

  • Ronica

    Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story, Miriam. You look amazing! It is mind boggling that you lost 5% body fat in just 6 weeks! Woweewowow!
    ~Ronica

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Davleeva/100001702041662 Мария Давлеева

    wow!!! you’ve made a great job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Davleeva/100001702041662 Мария Давлеева

    wow!!! you’ve made a great job!

  • Indiraindii

    You are really transformed … and the transformation is the best…keep on bodyrocking….you have an amazing body…and your face is different and looking like an actrice…

    • Indiraindii

      When I saw the picture first on the site I said to myself here`s someone that does this of a very long time and she`s proud of how she looks anyway…but after seeing the other pic and reading the text …wwooooowwwwww I can only apreciate you…keep on brocking….!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You look amazing Miriam!  

  • Anonymous

    You look amazing Miriam!  

  • Anonymous

    Wow, you look awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, you look awesome.

  • tee

    wow,  you’re looking good, congratulations!  abs are coming in eh!