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An amputee’s journey to CONFIDENCE

I first connected with Cheryl in December 2014.

A then random connection on social media – turned into a challenger in my challenge groups – turned into one of the most INSPIRATIONAL women I’ve ever met.

Cheryl has had an incredible journey and I am honored to share it today…

In November 2012 her right arm was amputated and miraculously saved and replanted. She has no bicep, 1/2 a tricep and limited use of her hand. She had lost 60 pounds and then started having surgeries again and gained 40 back.

She is someone who enjoys exercise but needed help to get going again. That’s where I came in!!!

She knew she couldn’t always do all the moves of all the programs but she was willing to get STARTED – TRY – and use the nutrition program and daily Shakeology to fuel her body.

She had struggled with emotional eating but found exercise fills that need and she began to THRIVE…

2016-07-29-09-03-33Here’s a bit from Cheryl in her own words:

“I’m Cheryl and have been participating in Maegan’s challenge groups for over a year. She asked me to share how participating in the groups have impacted my life.

First off, I was embarrassed about how I looked and where I let myself get to. That’s what was the catalyst for me reaching out to Maegan.

So I joined a challenge group and started drinking shakeology. I swallowed my pride and become vulnerable to the process she introduced me to and when I did I was received without judgement and got support ….. REAL support!

Daily atta girls when I checked in and posted. When I stumbled I received input on how to accept my slip and make it better next time…… tools for my continued success. I realized TOGETHER we are strong!

That’s why I still participate a year later; it’s the support and knowing I’m not alone. Knowing there’s somebody in the group who has been there, is there or will be there. By participating I get help but I give help by openly sharing my journey .

I’ve come a LONG way and still have a ways to go so I still habitually post my accountability sweaty selfie and check in about how my day went because the process WORKS!

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74 pounds later I can say I’m proof!

I’m off the insulin, the blood pressure meds, the anxiety and depression meds….I’m HEALTHY, HAPPY and have met some amazing, supportive women who have my back….. all I had to do was get over myself and honestly give the process a chance.

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Insanity Max: 30 Prep for final week

7 weeks down – only 1 to go!!!

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Its still hard to believe I’m one week shy of being an Insanity Max:30 GRADUATE! This program has been the most challenging fitness program I’ve ever done but I have to say…I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! Its all in the mind – believe you can and you will. Believe you can’t and well, you can’t!

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My hubby recently started a hybrid of Body Beast and Insanity Max:30 so we have been able to join forces a few times. Even though he is still in month 1 he decided he would jump into the Friday Fight Round 2…talk about a happy Friday morning wake up call!!! I’m not 100% positive but his comment to me at about the 6 minute mark was something like “he said WHAT…this dude is insane” – but of course he continued to push though…and because he believed he could – he DID!

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Not much can beat a sweaty SMOOCH ❤

I was fortunate to have a surprise visit from my mama this weekend and with most visits comes an early morning workout! This time Aubrie joined us as well so we had 3 generations, sweating, laughing, making memories and getting FIT – together!!! I love when I asked her if we could Maegan Blinka, Insanity Max 30, progress, results, Insanity Max 30 week 7, Insanity Max 30 month 2 schedule, Insanity Max: 30 meal plan, 21 day fix meal plan, Fit Family, Accountability, Family workouts, Support, Mother daughter workoutsget a group picture and she immediately flexed…she’s so my daughter!!!

I don’t always do the optional Pulse workout but the timing was perfect this week! I always push myself harder when I work out with my hubby and the extra 10 minute ab attack really finished the week on a positive note!

With the final week staring me in the face I decided to make things a bit more simpler! I spent my Sunday planning my week and getting my meal plan together and focusing on reaching my goals! I really want to top all my prior max out times and I know in order to function at my max I have to fuel my body with the right foods.

I’m incorporating my new food obsession daily – man cakes – and sticking to basic, easy, balanced meals. We had a few social events this weekend that put me a little off track but I’m ready to focus and nail it this week!!!

Here’s my game plan!

And to all my 21-day fixers out there – the little color coded references stand true for you too!

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PIYO – Week 2

PiYO Week 2 has wrapped up and I am SHOCKED that I am still feeling sore. I guess its a good thing – and it means I’m working new muscles and continue to push myself but I honestly didn’t expect this – but I sure do love that feeling!!!

I am following the schedule in the book although I’ll admit I’ve considered adding some cardio in here and there just because its so different from what I had been used to. But…I am going to trust the program, the creators, and all those who put forth a lot time to make this amazing program available to us – all from the comfort of our own homes!

I started the week with the 3-Day refresh but was able to continue my daily PiYO workout! 

Here’s what my meal plan looked like:

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Week 2 of PiYO started off with the 3-day refresh and ended with the 4th of July weekend!

I do tend to eat similar items through the week to help save on grocery costs and reduce wastes!!!

A few months ago I really decided to commit to my health and fitness and with that went my “I’ll wake up when the kids wake up and workout later” attitude….to a “5:00am daily alarm” attitude. Its been an adjustment, but one I am thankful day in and day out that I made. 

Its no secret my kids are far from “amazing sleepers” but when you’re as cute as they are, I guess it doesn’t really matter 😉

Colt decided he needed a few stretches and joined me for the last half of my workout. I was happy to have the company! 

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PIYO Week 2 Day 1

I had a few modifications but we got it DONE – and that’s what matters! 

Tuesday was relaxing and I was able to complete it start to finish with no interruptions – victory for me!!! 

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I can really feel my flexibility improving along with my strength with every. single. tricep. pushup. Thanks again Chalene! 

Ok – I know – this says week 3 day 3…but its really week 2 day 3…chalk that one up to the less technologically inclined 🙂 Man those side planks are killer!!! 

 

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PiYO Week 2 Day 3

 

Usually once a week, I trade in my home workouts for a hot yoga sweat session at a local studio, Yoga Flow. I love the flexibility of being able to workout at home when I want around MY schedule but there’s still something about doing yoga in 102 degrees and sweating your heart out! I love my Thursday morning yoga class and look forward to it weekly!!! I also love having someone else help me with my form and push me to try new things! I can already see several improvements in my strength since I started PiYO!!!

Friday – Rest Day – Thanks again Chalene! 

Saturday was a tough one for me. We had gorgeous weather and were enjoying lots of family time outside. Thankfully the kids needed a rest which forced me inside and in turn allowed me to squeeze in the workout I postponed from the morning. Kind of made putting that swim suit on later a bit more enjoyable!

I workout for several reasons, one being the way I feel when its DONE – those post-workout endorphins are hard to beat. And this sweat session was no different! Thankful for pushing play!! 

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Week 2 wrapped up with a great CORE workout. This time I didn’t put it off. Although it was Sunday and my daughter’s 3rd birthday I still got up at 5:00am, pushed play, baked her cake and was showered before the rest of the house was up! 

Two weeks are in the books – looking forward to the next two and hitting that halfway mark!!!

 

 

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