Sunday, January 25, 2009

Before and After: How These Real Women Get Fit

To help us get skinny quick in safe and healthy ways, it can be encouraging to read the stories of real women who did it.

I know you will love these testimonials!

Before and After: How These Real Women Get Fit
On the reality TV show, Could You Survive?, health-and-fitness guru Pamela Peeke, MD, helps real women to get fit enough to take on extreme real-life challenges. Here, meet the women of the show who dramatically changed their bodies and lives as they share how they got stronger, faster, fitter, and happier.

I Needed to Get Healthy for My Kids

Abbie de Vera-Jackson
Age: 31
Weight before the show: 179 lbs.
Weight now: 148 lbs.

Body Bio: "I've been overweight my whole life. But during my first day on the TV show, I realized I'd never be able to save my two sons, ages 2 1/2 and 11 months -- or myself -- in an emergency. After that, I was determined to get buff, especially because my husband is an army lieutenant who could get deployed to Iraq at any time. My kids need me!"

I Got My Energy Back

Naimeh Holmes
Age: 29
Weight before the show: 187 lbs.
Weight now: 164 lbs.

Body Bio: "When I hit puberty, I gained a lot of weight; by age 18, I weighed 206 pounds. I tried all sorts of diets, but I could rarely ever get my weight below 190. I was so unhealthy that some days I didn't even have the energy to get out of bed."

I Ran My First Marathon

Christine Barger
Age: 28
Weight before the show: 175 lbs.
Weight now: 140 lbs.

Body Bio: "I started putting on extra weight in high school; at age 25, I was a size 12. I tried cutting carbs, which helped me drop to an 8, but as soon as I went off the diet, I ballooned again. I'm an actress, and I thought I was going to scream if I heard one more casting director say, 'Great performance, but wrong body type.'"

Getting Fit Boosted My Confidence

Donna Early
Age: 36
Weight before the show: 190 lbs.
Weight now: 173 lbs.

Body Bio: "I was so thin when I was a teen that my mother was always telling me to gain weight. About five years ago, though, my metabolism slowed down. And thanks to late-night munching and always piling my plate with food, I started getting chubby."

These are inspiring stories. For before and after pictures, visit

To Your Success,

Monique Hawkins
Skype: Monique371
4001 back creek road, gore, VA 22637

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