From Mom-Mode to Healthy Sherry: 46 lbs weight-loss in 18 weeks

46 lbs in 18 weeks

At 31 years old, Sherry, one of the members of our Progress Accountability Group and an amazing single mom of four kids, switched from full-on “Mom Mode” to “Healthy Sherry”, losing over 21 kg (46lbs) in just 18 weeks. And that’s just the beginning.

  • Where are you from? Originally from Australia
  • What do you do for work/career? Working from home – computer work (so a lot of sitting)
  • What are your hobbies or interests? Knitting and needlework (again a lot of sitting)

Tell us about your lifestyle before you decided to make a change

I guess my story is a pretty common one.. at least for many moms. I was in “Mom Mode” for the last couple of years…

This basically meant my only focus was doing as much as I could for the kids. I was a single mother of four kids for fours years, so it was all about getting all of them on their feet, focusing entirely on their evolvement. 

Nowhere in this Mom Mode mindset was there room for me and for what I would have wanted for myself.

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Trouble keeping on track with your weight-loss journey? What about a buddy to go with that?

An accountability buddy can help you succeed in your weight-loss journey

If you struggle staying on plan sometimes then an accountability buddy could be just what you need. In this article we’ll cover the who, why, when and where of finding someone to help you stay on track during your weight-loss journey.

They are not a colleague, nor necessarily a lifelong friend (although they may turn into one), they are the friend and guardian of your weight-loss journey.

It could possibly be even the best decision you’ll ever make for your weight-loss journey.

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Weight loss journey: I battled depression and lost over 100 lbs

Trina has been part of the Progress Accountability Group and using the Progress app for about a year now. Her weight-loss journey is much more than that. It’s her life-changing story of regaining her mental and physical health. Fighting off depression and reinventing herself every year, Trina has managed to go from size 24 to 12.

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5 Killer At-Home Workouts for Wintertime Fitness

Effective workouts you can do from teh comfort ofyour own home when it's too cold to go outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside… and if you think I’m freezing my butt off exercising in THAT, you’re crazy.

I’d love to say that I’m one of those hardy types who can go for a run in freezing rain, or who doesn’t mind trudging off to the gym in the dark, but once the days start drawing in, my motivation to leave the house to exercise seems to get packed away along with my summer clothes, open toe sandals, and the BBQ equipment (until next year, my delicious meat-grilling friends). Continue reading “5 Killer At-Home Workouts for Wintertime Fitness”

What is the 7-Minute Workout?

What is the 7-Minute Workout? | theprogressapp.com/blog

“Lose belly fat with this weird old trick.”

“Shed 40 lbs in two weeks!”

“Work out for 7 minutes and keep burning fat for up to 72 hours!”

Yeah, right! How many times have we heard that before? Most of us are pretty sceptical when we’re presented with too-good-to-be-true quick fixes, so it came as a huge surprise when an article appeared in the New York Times citing scientific research behind just that: a workout that takes 7 minutes to complete and continues to burn fat for up to 72 hours afterwards. It didn’t take long for the 7-Minute Workout to become the hottest new craze in exercise.

So what’s the deal? And can 7 minutes of exercise really make a difference? Here’s our overview of the 7-Minute Workout. Continue reading “What is the 7-Minute Workout?”