I'm so excited to say that I've lost 30lbs in a span of 6 months! I delivered my baby girl via emergency C-section at the end of July 2015. Due to my C-Section, I was told that I would need to wait at least 8 weeks until I can start going back to the gym and even longer to work out my abs because I just had a major abdominal surgery.[read more="Read more" less="Read less"]
I lost all motivation because everyone always told me that with a C-section, it would be next to impossible to ever get a flat tummy again. As for ever getting abs... forget it. Apparently I was going to be forever stuck with the dreaded C-section pouch that only surgery could get rid of.
One day, I was looking for motivation on IG and came across Laurens page. I looked around and compared several trainers but I chose to go with Lauren because I liked that she had a transformation of her own.
So I purchased my package and signed up for the gym when I was given the okay to do so by my doctor... and here I am today in better shape than I was pre-pregnancy. I cannot thank you enough! Thank you for helping me to achieve what was apparently impossible. I couldn't have done it without you!
So baring my soul here. I have struggled with eating disorders most of my life, at one point only eating about 600 calories a day then after having severe hyperemesis with my pregnancies I went into this cycle of binging on junk food and restricting. My health was terrible.[read more="Read more" less="Read less"]I was struggling to get to my pre-pregnancy weight and was sick and tired all the time. Then a few months ago my 7 year old son asked me why I was always sick and why did I sleep so much. It made me feel terrible. This wasn't how I wanted them to remember me. I had a lot of self-loathing and the scale depressed me. I had been following Lauren on Instagram for awhile and was truly inspired by her transformation. Like me she's a nurse working night shifts so I knew she could relate to struggles I might face. I emailed her and she gave me a great customized nutrition and work out plan and has been a consistent source of encouragement and support. In the last 8 weeks I've lost 20lbs and have improved my relationship with food. I'm learning to have balance and not obsess over every calorie or carb. I've learned that small indulgences are ok sometimes as long as it's balanced with healthy foods, lots of h2o and staying active. I'm a lot stronger than before as well which is the most important thing. I'm lifting 20lbs more on each side before and my stamina for cardio is vastly improved. I really encourage anyone who is looking to take charge of their life to contact Lauren she has changed my life, I'm so grateful for her help. Thanks again Lauren for everything.[/read]
I have long struggled with my weight, done years of yoyo dieting and tried many online programs culminating in becoming bulimic last year. To complicate things further I found out last year that I have PCOS, a health condition exacerbated by excess body fat but seemingly couldn't get out of the negative cycle I was in to treat my body right and become healthier. [read more="Read more" less="Read less"]Lauren's 6 week holiday challenge was the first program I've actually been able to stick to, and the first I got results from. Instead of focusing on calories I was hitting macro goals- much more enjoyable and realistic! I learned not to be afraid of carbs, and that I could eat until I was full multiple times a day and still see results. I could even factor in some cheats and not worry! Breaking the negative self-punishing cycle I had been in for so many years was so powerful and I started to take pride in my body and what it was able to achieve- the first time you lift more than your body weight is so exciting! I developed a much more holistic view of how to treat my body, and started to take pride in my performance at the gym rather than just dreading the boredom of monotonous cardio. Coming second place in the challenge only encouraged me further and I won a further 4 weeks of personal coaching from Lauren. I was interested to see how the program would change compared with the challenge and to my surprise she actually increased my calories! The weekly check ins kept me focused and motivated, and Lauren was always very encouraging and able to offer advice when my circumstances changed over Christmas. Overall I've lost 10lb, 4 inches round my hips, 2.5 round my waist and even my gym clothes are starting to become loose. I've had so many compliments and several of my friends have asked how I've done it. I can't wait to see where I am in another 3 months time! Thank you Lauren![/read]
Hello Lauren, first and foremost I'd like to thank you for providing such an awesome program. I had 3 kids in the last 5 years, just turned 30 and I was stuck and nothing was working.[read more="Read more" less="Read less"]In 6 weeks I have lost 21 pounds. Initially I wasn't sure about the program because most of women who had done the program were in my opinion still skinny just needed to firm up. And I was afraid that I’d get "bulky" and that's it. BUT this program proved me wrong. Even a big girl like me could do it and have your body totally transform! I still have more to lose but thank you for this very helpful program.[/read]
I've always had self-esteem issues, especially about my body. I grew up playing sports my entire life but since college it's been hard to maintain the lifestyle I used to have and fell off the track pretty hard.[read more="Read more" less="Read less"]2 months ago (of course around finals, whoops) I decided to join Lauren Drain's Spring Challenge. After I took my "before" photos I had a meltdown knowing I let myself get that bad, but after following her workout routines and trying to stay as much as I could to the meal plan I'm happy to see amazing results today, I'm better than I was, but I know I can work even harder to be where I want to be![/read]
I'm so exited to share my results with you!! I've lost 14 pounds which is great! I can't thank you enough to change my life the way your program did! It works it really does! The results are addicting like no other I will never go back to eating McDonald's ever day! I feel and look so much better now that I'm not eating junk food I have more energy it's crazy! I will share you with everyone I know struggling with their weight!