I will be sharing transformation stories every now and then so I will start with mine. Yep I was one of those that gained 45lbs with each of my two pregnancies. After my second daughter was born, I was living unhealthy I will admit. I didn’t try hard to lose the weight and avoided the scale like the plague. I knew I was overweight but it took awhile to have that ah ha moment. What finally did it for me was going to my yearly physical and actually having to step on the dreaded scale. Ugh. I remember calling my husband doing a freak out mode. That month I committed to myself and my two daughters that I was going to make a change. I signed up for a 4 week 5:30am bootcamp and joined weight watchers. I am proud to say I did not miss one workout and ended up losing a few lbs and inches after the month was over. I was like ‘I got this, I can do this. I feel amazing’!Over the course of the next 1.5 years I got more involved in classes at the YMCA and weight training and slowly saw the body change. I loved the community there and the friends I was making that shared the same struggles and balance in their lives too. It took me almost 2 years but I lost 35lbs and a lot of inches. I was finally in a healthy range of body fat and BMI. That was when a position opened up for a fitness instructor and I was honored to be offered the position.I am the first to say I am far from perfect and I still have those days, like you know Christmas where I eat one too many cookies. What has made me stay successful has been consistency. Consistency in exercise and my diet. There is no magic anything that is going to do it for you. Even if you have a bad day, start a new day fresh and try to do better than you did yesterday. Who is ready to bring it in 2014?