Yes that was me….70 lbs heavier and at age 38, ready to give birth to my second child. The following morning I woke and realized just how blessed I was to have a healthy 9 lb baby boy! That wonderful feeling was followed by immediate horror… my son did not weight 70 lbs! I had gained all of this weight and now had to lose it!
The next few months, I did everything wrong. I tried and failed several diets, used trending diet pills, and even fasted. Nothing worked.
It wasn’t until I decided to do my homework and asked for help that everything changed. I learned, over the course of the next few months, what a “clean” diet was. I also learned that only consistent hard work at the gym was giving me results. Using weights, high intensity interval training (HIIT), and interval circuit training allowed me to build muscle, burn fat and shrink down to a size 4 .
Soon after, I set my sights on a new goal… a physique competition. It’s something I had always admired. With renewed motivation and support of my family, I went for it! I couldn’t believe that I walked on a stage next to women half my age , competed, and got a trophy! It proves that when you combine hard work, dedication, and knowledge, the rewards are boundless.
Stephanie Krohn, 41, Mother of two
Marketing Director, Fitness Spokesperson
Tri athlete, marathoner, NPC Bikini Athlete
“Quest Nutrition lover”