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If Trayce Can Do It, Then So Can You!

One of the most inspirational things about the fitness magazines I read are the reader stories of success. I always think “Hey! If she can do it, then so can I”. Then, I put down whatever sweet I’m eating at the moment and grab a glass of water. Because I find these articles so inspiring, I thought that I would share the success stories of my readers.

This week, I’m featuring the success of Trayce who blogs at: Yours…TrulyTrayce. Trayce is very active in the #mamavation Twitter group (her twitter name is: @trulytrayce) and she has really done a great job of transforming herself. Here’s her story:

NOW
NAME: Trayce
AGE: 31
LBS LOST: 38

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. Growing up I was always very active and never over-weight as child. Track and field was my sport and I excelled at it. I never really had to think about my weight until after college. My weight issues started right after college, marriage and babies. I used baby-weight as an excuse for way to long before taking charge of my health. I have many favorite foods but definitely could be considered a pasta girl.

Q – What was your turning point? Why did you embark on your weight loss journey?
My turning point was when I got to the point where I started not wanting to see old friends or go out because I felt uncomfortable in my own skin. Then I found an amazing on-line support group of moms going through the same thing and found a place that felt right for me and actually motivated and holds me accountable to finally lose this weight for good and get healthy for my family and for myself.

BEFORE

Q – What is your #1 motivation that keeps you working to lose/maintain your weight?
My number one motivation is by far my children. Each day I look at them and want to be a better mom a role model who is not just preaching to them about eating healthy but practicing it too! They are worth it but ultimately I am too!

Q – What have you done to lose the weight? What life-style changes have you made?
I’ve made many changes which have included cutting out all soda and limiting my sugar intake. I drink a ton of H20 and exercise daily, even if it is for 5 minutes. I’ve added vegetables and fruit to my daily meal plan and make healthy swaps.

Trayce’s “Stick-With-It” secrets are:

  1. Start small. The little changes will add up to be BIG. BE inspiring to others!
  2. Be consistent! Even if it is 5 or 10 minutes per day, just do it! Then add to it.
  3. Have a support group! On those bad days AND good days it is so important to have people who know what your going through and can pick you up if you fall.

Great job Trayce! You’re an inspiration to me, and you know what? If you can do it then so can I! Thanks you for sharing your story with us!

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  • STEENA
    July 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Awesome job Trayce! The stick with-its are something I definatly agree with! No soda! It’s rotten stuff.
    Great success story. 🙂

  • Jackie
    May 19, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Good for you Trayce – job well done! I think that is when most women have problems with weight and health is when they first start a family. It is only when we realize that we have to take care of ourselves first before we can really help or encourage anyone else that change happens. We can do this so much better when we feel good about ourselves 🙂

  • Tasha
    July 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    A job well done Trayce! This is so inspiring. The biggest boost for me is knowing that other Mom’s have found the time to do it. I struggle with that most of all, but I feel a change coming on.

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