Traci, before she got pregnant, and now.

So die hard, not even stitches can stop her from working out!

All growing up I had always been pretty active. When I got married I moved a lot for my husband’s job. Being on the road a lot caused my activity to decrease and I developed a poor diet. I let myself go and gained 40 lbs in less than a year. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I couldn’t fit into the largest sizes at my favorite stores. That was my breaking point. I worked out 6 days a week, 3 of which was done with friends. I lost about 30 lbs but got bored with the same fitness tapes and ultimately hit a plateau. When I got pregnant and I started out well, but when my hips and knees started to hurt I stopped exercising. My belly got saggy and I would just lie around the house. I thought my weight gain was pretty good, but my OB told me I was gaining weight on the faster side. I decided I needed to do something about it. About that time Scott and Renee opened their gym. They were really accommodating to my pregnancy. They worked with me one on one to show me how to modify exercises to work out safely in the classes. They also introduced me to the Zone diet to correct my poor eating habits. Within a few weeks of working with them my hips and knees stopped hurting, I had more energy, I wasn’t retaining water and my physical appearance improved. I toned up literally from head to toe and I didn’t gain any weight my last month of my pregnancy. I was under my pre-pregnancy weight within a couple weeks of my delivery. It has been almost 8 months since my son has been born and I have lost about 40 lbs with crossfit. Crossfit Parabellum has helped me improve my all around fitness level with their encouraging training style and paying attention to my individual progress to eliminate plateaus.