I have know Michelle personally for years. When I met her we instantly connected, probably due to the fact that we are both clowns at heart and rather laugh and make OTHERS laugh then dwell on any negative. She has had a lot of turmoil to say the least, and her life was pretty much turned upside down a few years ago. I know how hard it was for her to pick up the pieces and find that inner light again…it was dimmed so many years with hardship. She did all of the work, and 4 Weeks To Fab was just the cherry on top and an excuse to bring forth that final glow that has been wanting to emerge for so long. Keep laughing my friend….its contagious.
“I have to admit, it took me a very long time to put my feelings about this program into words on paper. I had so many emotions running through my mind and so many reasons why I wanted to participate in the 4 Weeks To Fab Program.
At first I wanted to write about how unhappy I was physically, mentally, and emotionally. I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror every day. I thought about all the things I had gone through in my life to get me to that point. My struggles, my insecurities, my fears, and my doubts. I wanted to tell my story. But then I thought…….Geese…..that is so depressing!!
Instead, I decided, forget the past!! This is ME now!! The REAL ME!!! Underneath all pain of the past was ME!! I just wasn’t letting the true beauty of that girl that once WAS, shine through.
Don’t get me wrong, I had some serious reservations. I was afraid that I would have to be working out half the day and be on some weird “minimal freaky food diet.” But the beauty of it was that Rita didn’t make me sacrifice the things, times, and foods that I cherish most in my life.
Everything in this program was perfectly planned out for me to reach my personal goals.
The meal plans were awesome and customized to my needs. I actually ate more food than I normally would! I didn’t have to sacrifice all the foods that I love to eat. I just needed guidance to make them in a healthier way. I even incorporated new foods and recipes that were so yummy.
Rita made it easy for someone like me (gym newbie) to understand the workout routine and exercises. How to do them, when to do them, how many times to do them, and most importantly WHY I was doing them. Which was very motivating when I was working those muscles in the moment.
Being part of a network of 20 other women going through the same thing as me was such a wonderful perk. Bouncing ideas off each other, taking suggestions, sharing healthy recipes and sometimes just spreading words of encouragement to let us know that we are not alone on this journey.
By week 4 I would find myself smiling and giggling because my pants would be falling down half way through my morning. There had been such a positive change in my body. I would catch myself looking at my reflection and silhouette in shinny surfaces….lol….OMG, I love ME again!!
After my spray tan at Hollywood Tan, I was definitely feeling SEXY!! I felt like a Tanned Goddess!! It was flawless.
The day of the photo shoot, Florencia took the way I felt about myself, shook her magic brush and made me look as great on the outside. Transforming me into such a beautifully painted canvas. Like a true artist would. I was really feeling like a million bucks.
Oh…….but then……THE CAMERA!!! I was so nervous. But with Rita at my side guiding me through the poses and Paula making me feel so comfortable in front of her lens, I started to loosen up. It was an exceptional experience being photographed by such a professional, felling and looking like a superstar.
Paula’s pictures were so beautiful. She captured not just me, but the way I felt. Happy, Confident, Successful, Healthy, Strong and Sexy. She captured the real ME!!
In the end it turns out that the most rewarding moment for me, out of so many, was the day my 6yr old son looked up at me and said “Mommy, I’m so proud of you!”
If I could go back and change anything……….I wouldn’t change a damn thing!!!! “
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