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Stay-At-Home Mom Loses 45 Pounds In the Comfort Of Her Home

November 17, 2015 3 min read

Joanna Boyles couldn't afford a gym membership and had a terrible diet full of sugary cereals, granola bars, chocolate bars and creamy pastas. Distressed by the fact that her previously fit body had completely disappeared, she decided to make a real changed.

"Throughout high school and college, I was able to maintain a healthy weight," she said. "I'd always been active outdoors, hiking, skiing or rock climbing." That, of course, all changed after she got married and took her first office job. "Too many bad meals coupled with a sedentary lifestyle put me at the heaviest I'd ever been," Boyles said.

The real impetus to change came when she thought about the lessons this lifestyle was teaching her children. "I wanted them to learn respect and self-discipline and, most importantly, to grow up active and healthy. How was I to teach them these values when I obviously wasn't living them myself? Change was needed. I picked up a fitness magazine that featured a figure competitor and fell in love with her physique. I thought: 'How cool would it be to have a body like that after having two kids?'" Boyles said.

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But, having quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom, Boyles could not afford a gym membership or a trainer. After doing some research, she learned what we at BodyRock have been saying for years --  you don't need a gym membership to get fit. With a little discipline, you can do it yourself, from home, for free.

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She says, "I planned my workouts during nap times and mapped out all of my meals - and I started getting results. I was amazed by my progress pictures, and seeing my body physically transform.... Along with that, I had regained my energy and health. I had increased self-esteem and spiritual growth, and I felt like I had control over my life."


Still working out from home, she's taken it up a notch. "Throughout the past year and a half, I've added several other dumbbells, a workout bench, a barbell with some plates, a DIY box jump, and a pull-up bar," she said. But, Boyles admits that working out from home isn't always easy and requires her to adjust a little to fit her family's schedule. "I now have to wake up an hour before everyone to get a good workout in," she said. "Even my kids have started to join me with their one-pound dumbbells - it's so empowering to see them so excited about exercise and healthy eating habits."


Those lifestyle changes are definitely worth it. Getting your own life in order AND helping your kids in the process. Beautiful!

When it comes to getting fit, there is no room for excuses. Not being able to afford a gym membership or being a little confused as to where to start, are not good reasons for staying put. There are lots of resources available to you. BodyRock wants to take the guesswork out of the equation and help you get in the best shape of your life. Following our online workout plans can get you fit and healthy without spending a cent. And if you are confused by the diet part of things, we can help you there too!

Coming up with reasons NOT to workout can be more exhausting than just doing a workout.

Are you done making excuses?

Source: Daily Mail

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