How Trainer Andi Lost 60 Pounds & 20% Body Fat

My story, and 15 day flat abs sneak peak.

Posted by Trainer Andi on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Meet Andrea: wife, mother, student, fitness instructor, Zumba lover, goal setter, motivator, and the newest trainer for Flat Abs Fitness. 

“I’m Andi Veenker! I was born and raised in Utah. I’m currently attending Utah Valley University pursuing a bachelor degree in Exercise Science. I’m married to the most wonderful, supportive man and together we have two perfect boys, Ashton (3) and Cohen (1), who are the most active, and happy kids you’ll ever meet.

Growing up, I actually never really liked exercise. Go figure! Looking back, I realize that this was mostly because I hadn’t yet found the exercise format or regimen that worked for me. This all changed in 2009 when I discovered Zumba and was instantly hooked. Who knew fitness could be fun?! I loved it so much that in 2010, I certified as a Zumba Fitness instructor. In the years that followed, I certified as a personal trainer, a Les Mills BodyPump and CXWORX instructor, and a few other additional certifications to round things out.

Making fitness a priority has worked wonders for my physical and mental health. Through lifting, clean eating and cardio, I’ve not only lost baby weight and gained muscle, I’ve also been able to beat the postpartum anxiety, and depression I suffered with after my first baby was born.

Ashton was born back in 2013.

He was perfect. I was not. I remember absolutely hating my body. I would look at myself with disgust, because I wasn’t as “hot” as I was before this new baby body. I tried all sorts of quick fixes: skinny wraps, “toning” creams, I even tried NOT EATING… I was over cardio-ing, teaching and taking a million aerobic classes just trying to shed weight…

THAT WAS NOT THE WAY.

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Once I received some serious professional help, and was mentally okay, I discovered I was pregnant with our second little boy.

That pregnancy was rough. I lived in the hospital, because I had Hyperemesis, or HG. I couldn’t eat or take care of my little one, my husband or myself. I couldn’t teach or exercise. I was on complete bedrest.

I had every reason to feel depressed again- I thought. I was weak, helpless and felt like a burden to everyone around me.

INSTEAD of letting depression consume me, I turned to my God, and asked for strength. I made a deal with Him, that if I took the time to take care of myself, my health, and my family, he would take care of my body image disorders and insecurities.

I decided to take my depression by the reigns and take control of the few things I could at the time. I prayed with all my power and might to be able to love my body and all its imperfections during and after my pregnancy.

I surrounded myself with positive people who loved me and reminded me constantly about how amazing bodies actually are- mine included.

As soon as baby came – it was like that movie “Shallow Hall”. I saw myself and everyone around me as gorgeous, perfect beings. I couldn’t see imperfections in anyone or anything. It sounds silly, but it’s TRUE. I saw positivity and light in everyone around me! I took time to EAT and SLEEP.

I found joy in being a mom, wife and human for the first time in YEARS, because I took the time to take care of myself, ALONG WITH my family.

I sought out coaches to guide me, and hold me accountable. People to make sure I was eating and help me figure out how my new, post pregnancy body worked. They helped me be STRONG and learn HOW, WHEN, and WHAT to eat.

Their example and care motivated me to learn more and inspired me to completely overhaul how I trained my clients.

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I went from the lowest of lows, to the highest of highs. I am now the healthiest and happiest version of me, EVER. Two babies and stretch marks, and I’m in the best shape of my life.

I love myself.

I love my body.

All I want is the opportunity to help others feel the same for themselves, through assisting in their fitness journeys.

I’m currently working as a fitness instructor at Utah Valley University while subbing at a couple other gyms. It’s the greatest job in the world! I can say without hesitation that fitness has changed my life. I’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from so many different people! To see my students change and begin to love and care for their bodies and themselves is such a joy, and ultimately makes me want to work as hard as possible to create and provide fun, inspiring, results oriented workouts. I love them all so much!

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I lift 6 days a week and add in cardio on most of those days too. I love walking into the gym first thing in the morning when the moon is still out, and finishing with the sunrise. This also works out best with my schedule so that I can be finished and ready for the day by the time my little ones are awake. My goal since having my last baby was to work hard and become my healthiest, happiest self. Any aesthetic results have just been a bonus!

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I’m a goal setter. My initial goal with my weight loss journey started with the desire to re-learn to love my body by feeding it well, and working hard. I wanted to take my journey to social media (Instagram: @andimaree, Facebook: Trainer Andi) to show the world, or whoever would listen that there is no such thing as a quick fix. I want long lasting, and real results that can only happen with clean eating and hard work. I’ve set out to prove to everyone and anyone that if a mom of two can lose weight, they can too. If I can reach the best physical shape of my life, even after having children, going to school and working- anyone can! I want to inspire and empower women everywhere to let go of fear and limitations and become their best selves, because they absolutely can! I literally cannot wait to go on this journey with you!

Ready for a BRAND NEW 15 Day Challenge?

I’m SO EXCITED to launch the new 15 Day Flat Abs Challenge in September! It will have full length workouts with modifications and be a MAJOR jumpstart to your weight loss journey. In the challenge I will be teaching you all the principles I learned to drop 60 lbs & 20% body fat. Be on the lookout for emails from “Flat Abs Fitness” to learn more about the start date! You are going to LOVE IT!

79 Comments

  • Shea

    Reply Reply August 31, 2016

    When are the new videos coming out? Everything we have gotten so far said August and August is almost over.

    • Kristie Teer

      Reply Reply September 11, 2016

      Hi Shea,

      They are actually launching this month. We’ll announce on our Facebook page or you can come back and visit us in a week or so and sign up online. We don’t have a definite launch date yet but it will be before the end of September.

  • Nellie

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Hello, your story is very inspiring. Thank you for wanting to help us. I am ready to shed of my belly fat.

  • Nicole Skrove

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I’m about 90 pounds overweight, I love working out and eating healthy but I just never stick to it. Plus my family isn’t super supportive.

  • patricia simms

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    HELLO
    IF ITS A FEE THEN CANT ME OUT EVERY TI ME I JOIN INTO A WEIGHTLOSS PROGRAM, PILLS BY GYM MACHINES OR PURCHASHE MEMBERSHIPS TO GYMS I WASTE MY MONEY. I’VE PAID FOR TRAINER. I HAVE A GYM IN MY BASEMENT A KICK BAG AND AND NO ENERGY. I HAVE A BIG STOMACH BACK AND WIDE SHOULDERS. I CAN LOSE WEIGHT WITH NO PROBLEM IT’S THE TONING PROCESS.. I CRAVE SUGAR ALL THE TIME.
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  • Candice

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Be yourself and you will get more followers!! Im ready .. if we would have talked about form i would have stopped the video.. but i stead i watched the whole 15 mins and was hooked. Lets get this challenge started!!

  • Angela

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I would like to take part in the 15 challenge I have tried many things and have failed ???? So my motivation level is very low at this point when I don’t see fast results I get discouraged and quit. I really need something that’s gonna get me on track and keep me motivated

  • Sandra Sarria

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Thank you very inspirational I am a mother of two boys.And ive always enjoyed fitness.except I am not where I would like to be .I will not give up, because I know i will get there.

    Thank you
    Sandy

  • Tena Kellett

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Looking forward to it

  • Shannon Michelle Bennett

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I feel the same way you did , I go down a few pounds then it comes back, I starve myself and feel very down and depressed. I am 40 now and I have heard that women get a menopausal bloat that is hard to get rid of .. Please can you help xXx ps you have done amazing and look fantastic .. Well done xxx

  • Brandy Nicole Griffith

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Andi,
    I could most def use your help. I want to be confident agian, healthy for not only myself but also my daughter. I look forward to September.

  • Christy

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I’m always ready for new body challenge. Looking forward to seeing videos. Thank you

  • Tina Clifford

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Will the workouts require any equipment or gym membership?

    • Kristie Teer

      Reply Reply September 11, 2016

      The workouts will not require equipment of a gym membership 🙂

  • Rechelle Lieberman

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your story! You definitely encouraged me! I am the mother of six kids (blessings) and also have six babies in heaven. I have lost 60 lbs 4 time and 100 lbs once. I too am learning to lean on God to keep me centered and tell me who I am.
    I’m excited for the new 15 day challenge

  • Leticia Chavez

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Where do i follow your 15 day program

    • Kristie Teer

      Reply Reply September 11, 2016

      Hi Leticia,

      The challenge will be launching this month. Please follow us on Facebook and we’ll announce when the new challenge is available or come back to visit us and sign up online when they launch.

  • Mala Vue

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    HI Andi! I’m excited and cannot wait to start on your 15 day challenge!

  • Carol Ehrlich

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Let’s do it!

  • Sarah Haagenson

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I would like to try the new 15 day chllenege….

  • Kate Onu

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Thank you very much for your concern to take us on the 15 days flatabsfitness

  • Karen Feaster

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I am having a 50th birthday party in November I could use some help of losing my big belly I have be going to gym can you give a few tips

  • Loreen Roney

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I’m in!! Andi you are inspirational! I don’t have a lot of weight to lose but I have a 4 year old and I’m 49 so I need to be in the best shape if my life to do life with my lil girl!! I love that you sought God first!!! ????

  • Gm

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    What an inspiration. Well done.

  • Kerri Zimmermann

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Look forward to this, I have bad back and plantar fascitis please incorporate these obstacles in the workouts 🙂

  • Eryn Paterson

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Hi Trainer Andi,
    I am 47, soon to be 48 years old. I have been active and fit all my life but the past year I have gained 20 lbs and the more I work out the more I don’t move the scale. I have acquired a ‘spare tire’ around my middle (where I usually have a very flat and toned mid-section). I’ve tried so many different diets and work outs. I am going to my 30 year high school reunion in late September and I just don’t want to look like a middle-aged mom (even if I am one). 🙂
    I’m really looking forward to the new 15 day challenge. I did the flat abs 15 day challenge in early July and got some results but then we went on holiday for a couple of weeks and it all fell apart again. I need a kick start and I need one today.
    Welcome to Flat Abs. I’m happy to have you as my personal trainer. Looking forward to your new 15 day challenge.
    Eryn from Alberta

  • Huong

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I would like to have a flat belly. Can you help me, please. Thanks.

  • Veronica

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    You look amazing!!! Your story is very inspirational! I’m excited to see what this new 15 day challenge will be!

  • Amy

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I am so excited to take this challenge! I am so inspired by your story and it is just what I needed to remember that God loves us how we are, but also made our bodies for us to love and take care of!

  • Alcira

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Waiting for the info for the challenge. Will this include meal plans or just recipes. Will we have time to get ready? I hope!

    • Kristie Teer

      Reply Reply September 11, 2016

      Hi Alcira,

      The new 15 day challenge will include the workouts. The meal plan and recipes will be separate. You will have time to get ready.

  • Mariola

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    How do you keep motivated with health food, i try it but after 7-10 days i miss the sugars and i get my really bad day ( i eat everything that is bad and feel bad after it) and start the next day again with healty food and again
    So the loosing fat is Not really working
    Greats
    Mariola

  • Julie Rieger

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I’m 55 which is just a number but I’m not happy with my body. Need your help, frustrated.

  • Rene' A. Villarreal

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I am tired of being fat! I began trying to lose weight because I had gotten so big, and sluggish, and my diabetes was so out of control. I have managed to lose +- 35 pounds but it is not enough. I have managed to get off insulin but I need to get healthier so I can completely get off all medication. My only restrictions are my feet. I have permanent nerve damage on my left foot as a result of reconstructive surgery to fix a fallen arch. And I have plantar fascitis on my right foot. Zumba is out of the question! I have to modify some workouts because of the pain and it sometimes feels like I am not getting everything I should out of a workout……….No fear, just limitations 🙁

  • Cara

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Can’t seem to get rid of the pudge around my middle, hips and back. Been exercising 3-5 days a week. Loosing/gaining muscle in all,other s areas….I am 53….gluten and mostly dairy intolerant….help!

  • Derinda

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I love your talk. Thank you I’m 55 your old and I fill like you,You made me fill good to day thank you .I had 4 children and I fit like that I’m try weight watcher and I’m down sometime and I need someone to help me

  • Ginger Bear

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I am excited for this and really need this I’ll be waiting for the emails!!!

  • Tara

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Thank you for your story!! It was just what I needed to hear very inspiring!! I can’t wait for the new challenge !! I’ll be watching for it

  • Mary Dressler

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Hi Andrea,
    Thank you for sharing your story! I will be praying for you!I too struggle with body image. I’m 37 almost 38. I was very athletic when I was younger. I don’t have a weight problem bUT struggle to exercise consistently. I do eat pretty healthy that is one thing i do well.Im so happy the Lord helped you love yourself and that He helped you to see yourself the way he sees you! You have encouraged me to pray for myself that way and to ask God to help me to be motivated to exercise! Believe it or not I have never prayed specifically about this. Thank you again and God Bless!!

  • Mary

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Hi Andrea,
    Thank you for sharing your story! I will be praying for you!I too struggle with body image. I’m 37 almost 38. I was very athletic when I was younger. I don’t have a weight problem bUT struggle to exercise consistently. I do eat pretty healthy that is one thing i do well.Im so happy the Lord helped you love yourself and that He helped you to see yourself the way he sees you! You have encouraged me to pray for myself that way and to ask God to help me to be motivated to exercise! Believe it or not I have never prayed specifically about this. Thank you again and God Bless!!

  • Brittany L

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Hi trainer andi-
    Just want you to know that your story hit me in a spot that no trainer has ever been able to do. You here all the time how trainers look the way they do because they used to be overweight and hated how they look. However, you never hear the side that you shared. I, too, suffer from depression and anxiety. I have been diagnosed with eating disorders. I have done almost the exact same things that you have in regards to appearance and getting “thin.” It makes me unbelievably happy to know that it’s possible to break through the toughest barriers one can face: yourself. You inspire me to keep going. To keep trying. To never give up. Thank you for sharing your story, because like me, I know there are other girls out there feeling the exact same way.

    –Britt L

  • Bridgett Thomas

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I would love to begin this journey with you, I have a question will this be a video or will it be a list of each exercise and the amount of reps? I am a visual person and love to workout along with the instructor. My goal is to be consist and picture myself living a healthy lifestyle.

    Thanks
    Bridgett

    • Kristie Teer

      Reply Reply September 11, 2016

      Hi Bridget,

      Videos will be available for each of the workouts 🙂

  • Lori Smith

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Im so looking forward to this 15 day challenge ! I really need to learn what to eat and when during the day.

    Blessings,

    Lori

  • Alison

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Andi-
    Thank you for sharing your journey. Look forward to your 15-day challenge/workout!

  • Jackie farrell

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Hi would love to get involved with this thanks

  • Stephanie Schuring

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Will the new 15 day flat abs challenge be available through my log in page?

    • Kristie Teer

      Reply Reply September 11, 2016

      Hi Stephanie,

      This is a new challenge so you will need to sign up to receive the new workouts.

  • Kimberly

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I would like to learn more

  • Audrey Owens

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I am in need of help with my body. I am 45, 5 foot 10, weigh 189. I am not too big since I am tall but i had a stroke and i feel the exercise will get my body heading in the right direction.

  • Claire

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Andi,

    You have a beautiful story and I’m glad you see your body as God does and are encouraging other women to care for themselves too. You’re super busy and still making time for workouts which is difficult. I’m a mom of 3, work from home and homeschool my 9 year old so fitting in workouts can be challenging for me too! I’m looking forward to following the September challenge.

    Thanks,
    Claire

  • Cynthia Holder

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    You rock! I’ve lost 32 but need my middle to trim down a touch still so plan to follow you to get my 6 pack. Yahoo. Ready for the challenge. Doing the Ragnar Relay in HI in June

  • Ashley

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I’ve lost 40 pounds. I’m 5’2 and 117 pounds. I carb cycled. I don’t need to lose anymore weight but still have some belly fat and loose skin. Any suggestions? I am also mom of two boys!!!! 13 & 3.

  • Kerry

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I have had this before but not actually DONE it. But my life has taken an amazing turn and NOW is the time. Please send the workouts and pray for me that I can spriritually breakthrough the mindsets and limitations of old thinking. His mercy is new every morning and I want that to be my experience in this area of my life as it is in so many others! Many thanks Kerry

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I need to lose 60lbs

  • DIane

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I have a problem sticking with a exercise program, my body, due to my mental condition and the medication I take, cannot do a lot. I have really good few days and then I am so tired the next few days I can’t do anything. I have to work so hard to get minor results.
    So I am looking forward to this new challenge

  • Raquel

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I’m not sure how I got on your email list but I’m so glad that I was able to see this amazing video. Thank you so much for sharing your story it blessed me beyond belief! Thank you for doing what you’re doing.

  • Michelle Gerberman

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I was overweight and had a few health issues when I got pregnant, which only caused complications during my pregnancy. I had a precious baby girl 1 month early, due to my health. She is now 17 months old and I am still struggling to lose the baby weight and get back to healthy. I hope this will be the thing that gets me going. Thanks!

  • Ashley Townsend

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I loved this video and the inspiration you have. How your so honest and caring. This is amazing. And you have my spirit excited to do this challenge with you and everyone else. Thanks so much for making this challenge and giving it to us for free. Woohoo that’s the best part. I also love how You went to God and he helped you through it all. I love God and serve Jesus Christ with all my heart. He is my Savior for real!! Love ya and looking forward to working out with you!

  • Pinky

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I want to loose my belly fat.

  • Krissy

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I am 42, work full time and have 3 children. I have been on a weightloss journey for 18 months and would love to toner and strengthen my core and get a bikini body in time for the Australian summer. Do you think this program will suit me?

  • Deanna

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Hi Andi, I love the story and completely understand. I have two kids as well and two jobs so very hard to make the time or even have the energy to workout. I do love it though. Nutrition is my biggest issue but I’m working on it. I am very frustrated with the ups and downs of my weight loss even when I’m following the guidelines. Hopefully you can help ????

  • Michelle Collin

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Wow that video is inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I am 47 years old, I’m an OB travel nurse, I am in a slump for many reasons, I need to come out of it. I am going to dedicate myself to you for 15 days. I am so looking forward to your next video. I need help!!!

  • Michelle Collin

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Please send me what ever comments or workout that you have

  • Becky stokes

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Thank you for your testimony. It made me cry, because I can relate. You made me realize a few things about my health and nutrition that I hadn’t thought about. I’m feeling motivated to get help. ????????????

  • Laura Russell

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    This is so inspirational! I also had severe body issues, but am learning to love what I’ve been given. I love life to the fullest and love to help orhers.

  • Jennifer

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    I didn’t receive the workout. I am ready to change my life and get healthy and to be happy with me

    • Kristie Teer

      Reply Reply September 11, 2016

      Hi Jennifer,

      I just emailed you the link to the workouts. Please check your spam and/or promotions folders and remember to add us to your whitelist to ensure you receive future emails. If you have any questions please email us at info@flatabsfitness.com.

  • Shirl

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Sooo can’t wait!!!!! I’m a mom of 3 boys!!!! I’m ready to get myself back!!!!

  • Azurea

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    You are an inspiration!I have two daughters. My oldest will be 2 years old on October my youngest is 4 months old. I coulsnt ve happiwr about my two little loves tho i di foeget what its like to love myself and my reflection
    I feel sad when I look at myself forget about the mirror just looking down or feeling the love handles or little gut hanging over my pants. I hopersonally to stick to a workout routine and try harder not to cave and shove my face when u have cravings
    That you for sharing your story.

  • GINGER V WILLIAMS

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Count me in

  • Lorraine Bishop

    Reply Reply September 1, 2016

    Your story is extremely inspiring & I cant wait to get started!!!!

  • caroline

    Reply Reply September 2, 2016

    I am inspired by your story I have struggled for yeats with my weight and have recently had a hysterectomy . I am now able to try and get into shape and cant wait to start my upper body is my main problem ie my back would love your advise on toning this up. with a busy life i dont get to the qym but do go power walking .please advise on best workouts and diet please. So greatful u are doing this for free and without God we are nothing . thanks again
    I live in a place called Ballymoney in Northern Ireland

  • Lesley

    Reply Reply September 2, 2016

    I also loved your video; the honesty, the rawness, and sincerity! You’re real, not just a super hyped-up trainer who never told how they got started or why. The ‘why’ for me is really important. I know a ton about fitness and eating healthy and yet, for some reason, I continue to make poor choices. I think I need a push from someone like you! You’ve ‘been there, done that’ and you’ve shown your vulnerability. I’m praying that I can make better choices and show my two children a healthy, happy mom!! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Susan Holman

    Reply Reply September 2, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your story, I’m exactly where you were and this is exactly what I needed to hear today…THANK YOU!

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply September 2, 2016

    Hi Andi
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with the world. It was truly inspiring. I found myself laughing and crying right along with you. I can relate to so many of the things you talked about. Like you I also have 2 boys and I haven’t felt good about my body in a long time. I hate looking in the mirror or at photos, cameras don’t lie. Like you I’ve asked my God to help me become a better me so I can be a better mom and wife. You may just be his answer to my prayers. I look forward to this 15 day challenge. I’m sure it’s not going to be easy but I know it’ll be worth it.

    Thank you

  • Gail Beaver

    Reply Reply September 2, 2016

    i would love to try this challenge, i need to start working out again, used to do boot-camp 3x a week, the gym i was going to changed the time and it didn’t fit my
    schedule so i quit that was 2 years ago and i haven’t gone back. i don’t eat too much junk food just not enough food. i have put on 18 lbs. need something i can do at home maybe don’t have a gym need me anymore, hoping your program will help me get back some of my lean body. just want to feel good about myself again. loved hearing your story.

  • Ariel Warren

    Reply Reply September 3, 2016

    Andi!! You are such an inspiration to us mothers and to every girl out there! Thank you for sharing your voice and telling your story. I’m so excited for your upcoming workout series! Thank you for being such role model. I know if we met, we’d be best friends!! 🙂 You’re the best!!

  • Jewels Niccum

    Reply Reply September 4, 2016

    Hi Andrea, thank you for such a courageous testimony of truth in your own vulnerability and personal journey. I have done the flababsfitness challenge twice and have been on a journey to wellness and peace in God my whole life at 49. I am starting Holy Yoga certification and have been practicing clean eating, which is great! You are awesome and I know you are in amazing shape and will be able to do another video on “form” in the future if you choose too or haven’t already. It is so easy stay in the shallow waters of vanity and skim over hard realities and trials, but thank you for getting to the truth and the heart of the matter. I too have overcome self hatred from body image issues. What a joy to know you are loved and to love yourself and others. I heard a bible teacher once say and pray for us to “bless our bodies at all times,” it is Gods gift and vehicle of choice for us” She actually had us lay hands on our hearts and even areas that we did not like on our body and asked us to thank God for them and bless them and change our hearts. It changed my life! I am not saying I dont struggle on occasion? I also have to be careful of how I am talking or how others are talking around me as I can regress so easily, but I now have the wisdom to know the difference and get out of bad self talk asap. Words are powerful and a great indicator of how I am doing.

    Looking forward to your 15 day challenge, these 15 day challenges have been a great part of my wellness days and worksouts. Blessings, Jewels Niccum

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