Kristen has been fairly lean and fit her entire life, but was left a good 25lbs overweight (and pretty depressed) after having her third child in October 2008.
With a family wedding looming in May 2009, she decided she needed to drop the pounds but as a writer, columnist, blogger, and work-at-home mom of three kids, she couldn’t spend long hours at the gym every day.
So she decided to do the 30 Day Shred for the entire month of March.
She lost 12lbs and dropped a complete size doing only 20 minutes of exercise a day and moderately adjusting her diet.
She lost another 8lbs and five inches.
She’s run four 5K races (33:34, 30:ish, 28:37, and 26:50), two 10K races (1:12 and 56:30), and two half-marathons (2:19 and 2:14). And she’s lost over 30lbs since March 2009.
Kristen is currently mixing in kickboxing and spinning classes, as well as the 30 Day Shred, in with her running. Aside from just trying to eat healthy, she drinks only water and tea and doesn’t eat after 8pm.
In all, she has lost almost 50lbs, weighing in at 140lbs and now wears a size 6.
Ready for the before and after pics?
Bill’s weight problems all began when he got pregnant.
OK, that’s a bit of a stretch, even for The Internets. Bill is a stay-at-home dad who neither enjoys nor has time for the gym. Add to that a love of eating, and, well, he’s had to lose weight a few times.
You can read all the sordid details, but basically Bill grew up fat. He lost 90 pounds in grad school, gained it (plus 25) back, and then lost 115 pounds through Weight Watchers when he finally realized he was over 300 pounds.
In 2006, while he and his wife were expecting their second child, they moved and he stopped paying attention to myself, gaining 20 pounds in the process (by September 2008). A high-stress couple of weeks resulted in his gaining another 25 pounds in October alone, so Bill rejoined WW in November. By March he’d lost 35 pounds, but realized that diet alone wasn’t going to work this time – fortunately the Shredheads came along!
Doing Shred in March helped Bill lose another 5 pounds, and in April he continued doing Jillian’s videos (30 Day Shred, No More Trouble Zones, and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism). By the end of April Bill was another 7 pounds down, and was at his goal weight, having lost 48 pounds.
In May, Kristen goaded Bill into running a 5K, and he enjoyed it so much that he’s now run many 5 and 10Ks (and various distances in between), a half marathon (2:04), and a full marathon (4:53:26).