Aloha, I am Stacia Kennedy!
I grew up on the island of Oahu where White Rice, Spam and sugary juices and soda’s were the norm. Everything is deep fried or marinated in straight sugar. Which can be so addicting and not very healthy.
When I look back I was always tall and skinny and never had an issue with weight. My metabolism was fast and I could eat anything. I was one of those girls that people would say, “you can wear anything and look great in it”.
At 20 years old I had my first child unexpectedly and became a single mom. I had no clue about how to have a healthy pregnancy. I was still in college and still trying to figure out how the hell I was going to take care of a baby on my own.
I had no idea what drugs they give you, what to expect or what questions to ask. I just went with the flow. Luckily my son turned out great and I lost the weight pretty quickly. I was still young and I wasn’t exactly back to my old weight but now that motherhood made my hips wider. That was completely ok with me.
Time went on and a healthy lifestyle was still not on my radar or priority. I was in survival mode. The priority was to finish college, work my ass off at my 9-5 that way I can pay the bills, babysitter and wake up at 5 am and do it all over again the next day. Hitting that rat race.
I didn’t learn how to cook healthy and because I was a busy mom struggling our meals consisted of the $1 menu at McDonald's. Or what seemed to be a healthy plate of Chinese food at Panda Express. I hated cooking at home and by the time we got home after a long day of work and school who wants to think about cooking.
Next thing you know during the 2008 crash in the economy I found myself unemployed and moved back home with my mom. I became depressed and gained about 40-50lbs.
Despite being depressed about my situation, I was actually and still am a very positive person.
I learned about the Law of attraction where what you think about becomes. While learning these tools I was able to...
✔️️ Attract a dream job with my Millionaire mentor.
✔️️ Became an Entrepreneur and Started my own Marketing and Consulting firm.
✔️️ Started learning about how to balance my life.
✔️️ Then I met my dream MAN and married him in 2015.
This man encouraged me to become the best version of me. He changed his entire lifestyle before we started dating. He thought that in order for me to like him he would need to get some abs.
What girl doesn’t like a guy with ABS of steel?
While we were dating he kept telling me he was working on his 8-pack. Not a big deal to me but it was important to him to achieve this goal. Become healthy so that he can run around the beaches of the world and chase me around. lol…
I know you probably don’t want to be picturing that right now.
In order to get abs he started learning about eating clean. As they say "ABS are made in the kitchen." That’s where we found Tosco Reno who wrote about the Eating Clean Diet.
Since we spent so much time together we started to eat the same things and he would encourage me and show me HIIT workouts on youtube that I could do anywhere for 12-20 minutes at a time.
I lost about 10lbs, 20lbs and then 30lbs not very quickly but over a 4 year period. I thought I might have come to a plateau and it became harder to lose weight because I was eating as much as he was. Though I was Eating CLEAN my portions was not the right amount for a woman of my height and where I wanted to be.
After we got married in 2015 we decided to have a baby. I said I was going to be this fit mom. HA!
Even though I didn't exercise as much as I thought I would to be that fit mom. I did walk almost everyday. Honestly, I gave into the pregnancy cravings and at week 30 we found out I had gestational diabetes and I had to get my eating and portions in check.
This was the best thing that ever happened to me. I got my portions down and long story short I had a great birth. I popped our baby out in 2 hours like a champ with no drugs and no tearing. I don't think that I would have been able to do that if I didn't get fit before hand.
Despite the diagnosis, I felt like I was a pretty cute prego during this pregnancy. 😉
After learning how to eat even better with gestational diabetes I started looking into protein supplements that would be low in sugar and not include whey. I found out I am allergic to whey earlier in my fitness journey.
I had explored different companies and nothing really worked until I found Shakeology. I got the ok from my midwife to use this even while I am breastfeeding and started using it a month after having the baby.
30 days later I was to take the dreaded diabetes glucose test again to make sure my diabetes didn’t stay permanently. Guess what? I am all cleared. I think it was attributed to Shakeology.
Vegan Chocolate is my favorite and it’s almost like having a treat. You can mix it with all types of combinations. My favorite way to drink it is with almond milk, half of a frozen banana and ice.
Yum! It’s like a chocolate banana smoothie.
It keeps me going throughout the day! I am so jonesing for more when I run out.
Shakeology gives me more energy to keep up with our newborn baby. I also started Beachbody's Core De Force Fitness program in November and just after the first 30 days I am seeing definition in my arms and in my abs.
I have been using their portion fix containers to help me with my portion control. I have lost about 12 pounds. I surpassed my pre-baby weight and I am in the best shape I have ever been before in my life.
It is amazing I have never felt this good in my life! It’s my mission to help others feel this great. If you would like to join my next challenge group get a hold of me and let’s chat about your goals and see if we are a good fit.
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Diabetes runs in my family
"I would eat out almost everyday since I was not a fan of cooking. I am very busy mompreneur and I needed something I can take on the go. As I started on my journey I tried the cheapest protein drink on the shelves. That is when I developed a bad rash on my abs and back of my neck developing an allergic reaction to Whey. I found Shakeology's Vegan Chocolate and I just love it!! This was me after having my baby and about a month after using Shakeology I passed my glucose diabetes test. Diabetes runs in my family and I am so glad I found something that helps me feel great and satisfied through out my busy day"