Scotti is a mom of four. She gained 100 pounds after her first born set of twins! She lost and gained it back before finally embarking on the Venus journey. She’s lost 35 pounds since starting Venus. As she says in her podcast, this all makes sense now. It’s simple. Not easy but simple.
She turned it around and it feels like for good! Here’s what Scotti said in her own words:
Since finding the Venus Index Program late August, 2015, I have lost 35 lbs. I found Venus at a time when I was about to give up on the idea of losing weight and accept that I was a frumpy mom.
I stumbled upon Venus through a Facebook recipe link. I watched the video and thought, “Why Not!” Little did I know, I was about to change my outlook on food consumption, losing weight, cardio, and weight training.
I found Venus to be easy to follow and very flexible. I started with eating at a deficit first. I had never counted calories before.
Previously, I had success losing weight using Weight Watchers and Herbal Magic, but neither program taught me about calories and I gained the weight back.
I started delaying my first meal of the day, which made eating at deficit sustainable. I loved the inclusion of maintenance days. I knew that once or twice a week, I could have my favorite ice cream, pasta dish, or date night at a restaurant.
Once my food consumption was on track, I added in weight training.
I had been taking a kickboxing class three mornings a week for the past 2 years, I decreased my kickboxing classes to twice a week and incorporated the Venus 12 Week weight program twice a week.
It took me almost 5 months to complete the first 12 week weight program. Then, I moved on to Final Phase. I really, really like Final Phase. The first 12 weeks on the Venus Program, I lost 20 lbs.
I decided to join the contest for some extra motivation.
I told a friend about the contest and asked if she would take my pictures.
The contest, combined with being accountable to my friend, really helped me stay focused. I had some difficult weeks during the contest where I just wanted to eat. I listened to many Immersion podcasts to help keep me focused.
I shopped for photo shoes, a bikini, and booked my tan at various low points to help with motivation. I also took progress photos at the end of each month so that I could see my progress.
During the contest, I lost a further 15 lbs and 4.5 inches off my waist.
I can now see my beautiful muscles and I love it. I am not finished yet. I have some more fat to shed and some muscles to build.
I now have the tools to make this a reality. I am NOT a frumpy mom.
Scotti is active in the Nibbles Fitness Facebook group and in her last post there she said “I have increased my strength so much with the Venus Program that the ladies in my kickboxing class will no longer partner with me. I have mixed emotions about this – proud of the strength gains I have achieved and sad that I no longer fit in with the general population.”
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