Meet Gillian!

Week 1:

Since having my second son 9 months ago, I am starting to get a little more sleep and realized it is time for my ab muscles to rediscover themselves. I had two boys in a year and a half, so my body needs a little guidance on how to use all of these muscles that have not been used in a while. After thinking how long it has been since I worked out like this, I realized it has been three and a half years. Three and a half years ago I was getting wedding dress ready. Back when muffin tops, depressing post breast feeding boobs, and stretch marks were nonexistent…

Since high school, I always needed to be held accountable in everything that I did or else I gave up. I have the exact same problem with working out. This program is perfect for me because I have to document my water and food intake and see a great group of ladies who are going through the same thing as me. Another major perk is that I also get some much needed time to myself; to work on myself. As a stay at home mom of a 2 year old and 9 month old, I found my life was all my boys and I felt like I lost myself a little bit. That was my biggest struggle when I became a mother. How much you give of yourself to your children. Now I realize how important it is to take care of myself as well.

My challenges:

I discovered that my ab muscles are on vacation. I seriously could not do a sit up for all its worth. I am hoping I am able to by the end of the 8 weeks.

I really really like my wine… I am not going to cut it out completely because… kids. I will cut down though.

I really really like sweets…

I am really looking forward to seeing my transformation over the next 8 weeks. Thank you for being a part of my journey.

Body Backer and FIT4MOM Newbie,

Gillian Reed

I am a stay at home mom that lives in Bartlett, IL with my husband of 3 years and my two sons Nolan (2 years old) and Brendan (9 months old).