Today I’m so proud to share with you Sarah’s Amazing Transformation! Sarah came to me looking fabulous but wanted to tighten and tone up. Not only did Sarah do this she also transformed in many other ways. Sarah, without even knowing it, has one of the best attitudes I have ever encountered. She is, by far, one of the most positive, unwavering people I have ever met.
Sarah has been through something that most people would use as an excuse to hide from the world, eat junk and cry about. This is just not her. When she told me about her stroke I was the one who was crying and she was the one consoling me. She was the one making me feel better about her circumstances. This woman is an inspiration, period. She is the embodiment of a positive attitude, no excuses and the evidence that what you eat is at least 80% of your overall results.
Sarah also is awesome in the kitchen I must say! She is always sending me great ideas to share with members.
Thank you Sarah for being an amazing representitive of the DAMY Health Team! You have beat the odds and are only going to continue to reach amazing goals! You’ve come through this with grace and you will do anything you put your mind to.
Oh, and did I mention Sarah is smokin’ hot! Check this woman out!
Sarah’s Amazing Bikini Body Program Transformation
I first found out about the DAMY Programs from two friends of mine from the gym (Kimi and Nikki – both of whom you have seen in their awesome transformations on the site!). They are always researching great webistes, blogs and recipes online and came across Amy’s site and shared some amazing tips, recipes and tricks with me. They were raving about the results they were getting from the BBEC and I wanted in! After having tried other clean diets with some success, I was ready to take it to the next level. Coming to DAMY with a good understanding of clean eating, and with a very active lifestyle, I knew pretty well what I was getting into. I got my daily stress relief (and adrenaline fix!) from high intensity workouts like bootcamps, spinning, sprints, and weight training 5-6 times per week. I felt I had a pretty good start to the program and was already noticing my clothes fitting better after just a few weeks!
Then a crazy thing happened. I had a stroke. I am sure you are thinking the same thing I was-how could a healthy, young, non-smoker (who is not on any medications) have a stroke? Well, it actually happened at the gym (and apparently it is not super uncommon in young, healthy individuals who are very physically active-so I found). I was REALLY lucky in that I did not have any side effects like paralysis or weakness on either side, and I thank God that I am ok. The only thing that happened was I had some funny blurriness in my vision once in a while, and I had severe headaches. Once the diagnosis came, I was ordered out of the gym for 3 months. I was pretty bummed about that one especially because I had finally plucked up the courage to try a fitness competition in April with my two pals Kimi and Nikki. But, health comes first and so I diligently (yet begrudgingly at first) obeyed.
My first thought was, “OMG I am going to blow up like a balloon if I can’t workout!” But then I remembered something that I have heard from Amy and several other trainers. DIET IS 80%! Well people, it is so true. I kept seeing results even without working out! When I first started, the numbers were not really changing on the scale so much. I did have to go out and buy new jeans and pants though. I have lost a total of 11 lbs since the beginning of the Bikini Body Program, but some of it has definitely been due to the fact that I have not been able to workout.
This program has really guided me to adopt this “plan” to become my lifestyle. Have you ever heard anyone say, “if you do something enough times, it becomes habit?” That is certainly what the Bikini Body Program has helped me with. I don’t really miss anything. I have become more creative with cooking and have been able to make substitutes for most of my favorite foods! And sure, going out for drinks or out to a party means I might have to plan a little in advance, but I know that it is not worth having something that is bad for me if it means I cannot fit into all my new clothes!
There are so many things about this program that are so amazing! The blogs, the daily motivation, the yummy recipes, the testimonials, the emails, and of course, the accountability. Amy has been the most supportive, kind, caring and compassionate cheerleader to me even just through emails. I feel like she has a personal investment in me and she really does care. I know it is her job to care, but she does it with passion and conviction which cannot be forced. She has helped me to be more kind and patient with myself through this difficult time, and it has truly meant so much to me. I really hope that this testimonial might help some of you out there who cannot workout as rigorously or frequently, or if you might be discouraged for any reason. If you take anything away from my story, it is to just remember that keeping on the DIET PLAN is just so important!
Thank you so much Amy!
- Sarah (Bikini Body Program Member)