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My Amazing Health and Fitness Journey in 2020

2020- This is a year we will never forget. It’s been hard and stressful, but somewhere in there, I managed to find a silver lining. I was offered a free round of Faster Way to Fat Loss and decided to take up the offer. You can read about my six-week review and results here. I began a fitness journey like no other, and I plan to continue in the coming year.

The Faster Way to Fat Loss is a fitness and nutrition program that incorporates intermittent fasting, macro nutritioncarb cycling, and workouts to burn fat in the most efficient way possible. But there are tons of other benefits besides just burning fat! It’s not a diet. You are going to eat lots of food.


I had read about the program before and had even tried to do some of it on my own with little success. I was skeptical about having any major results but decided to give it a try.

I was already doing some of the things involved in the Faster Way to Fat Loss- intermittent fasting (but not a tight enough of a window), exercising – running and strength training, and we were already gluten-free, but pounds didn’t seem to budge anymore and it was so frustrating. I wasn’t extremely overweight or obese, but I didn’t feel good about myself. I really wanted to be leaner and fitter. And so my fitness journey began.

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These grey jeans are going to have to go! They no longer fit or stay up!

My fitness journey – From bustin’ at the seams to “Where the heck is my belt?”

I knew it would involve some commitment and work on my part and whereas I didn’t really have time to properly count macros before, the dust had settled on the adjustment to teleworking and I found myself with a few extra minutes most days. I certainly didn’t have anything to lose, except a few pounds.

And I did exactly that – I lost a few pounds and inches but gained so much more on this fitness journey. I’ve gained physical and mental strength, confidence, and a renewed excitement about getting up every day and working out, and going on with my day. I typically work out five days a week and take the other two as rest days, but there are recovery-type workouts for those days as well if you choose to do them. Sometimes I go for a walk.

After the six weeks ended, I was so impressed with the results and the way I felt, that I enrolled in the VIP program and happily pay the monthly fee every month. I have no idea what a gym membership costs because I have always been a “workout at home” type, but the fee has to be much cheaper considering you get workouts led by coaches who offer tons of advice on the proper way to perform the exercises and modifications if you need them. The workouts are offered in three versions for every workout day of the week. You also get access to coaches if you have more questions or concerns and you receive weekly meal plans and recipes. Does your gym give you a meal plan? There is also a ton of bonus material in the app and often free goodies are provided to go along with special challenges for the VIP group.

The first six weeks teach you how to make the proper lifestyle changes to be the healthiest, happiest, and fittest version of yourself but much of the magic happens by sticking with this and making it a part of your daily life. I continue to follow the program elements and at the end of six months, I have lost a total of 8 pounds and 5 and 1/2 inches. That may not sound like much to you, but it’s getting harder and harder to hold my pants up around here, lol. I’m down to a size 4 and I haven’t been a size 4 since… never! I pretty much started out my adult life as a size 6 and have been up to a 10 in a few brands before, but I’m pretty much a solid size 4 to 6 now. If I wore it in an 8 before, I wear a 6 and if I wore it in a 6, I wear a 4 now. Based on the loosening of some more of my pants, I may see more inches lost when I take my measurements at the end of the week. But those numbers really don’t matter. I feel AMAZING!

Here is my progression from May to the end of the first six weeks to November 30, 2020, just a little over six months on this program.

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Why am I bragging about all of this? Because I FEEL AMAZING and I want you to feel just as good about yourself. If COVID and all the crap that happened in 2020 has you stress eating, making poor choices, sitting on the couch, and feeling like a useless slug, GET OFF THE COUCH and go sign up for the next round of the Faster Way to Fat Loss beginning January 4, 2021. Start 2021 off by doing something good for yourself.

COVID will still be here come 2021, but the healthier you are, the better and faster you will recover if you contract this dreaded virus. Don’t let it continue to get you down. Join the Faster Way program where you will get a daily dose of encouragement and all the tools you need to lose weight, get in shape, and get back your old confident self. Tell all the negativity of 2020 to go you know where and create your own positivity for 2021.

You don’t need much to complete the workouts but you may want a few pieces of equipment and a food scale. I use this one. Here are a few things you might want:

You can also purchase your equipment through Faster Way.

You can read more about my favorite fitness gear and equipment here.

After six months, I still have so much excitement for this program and the results it renders. I have a sense of accomplishment like never before. I’m proud of sticking with this and proud of the strength gains I make every time I find myself lifting a heavier weight.

If you need to feel a renewed sense of pride, energy, and accomplishment, join me now on this journey. Yes, it’s hard work! You will need to meal plan and make time for exercise. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it and you wouldn’t find such a strong sense of accomplishment. But you dear reader are not everyone. You’ve got what it takes to rise above and complete this challenge to change your lifestyle for the better. No fitness journey is easy, but it’s SO worth it.

I’ll make a commission if you sign up through my link, but I’ll be more excited over hearing about your success!