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Real Body After Baby
Before she became a mom, Ashley Hartle ran marathons and enjoyed all kinds of sports. But after gaining 70 pounds through two back-to-back pregnancies, she could barely keep up with her little boys.
"I would get winded even walking up the stairs to go to bed," recalls the 34-year-old who lives in suburban Denver.
After the birth of her second child, Ashley managed to take off about 50 pounds by the time he was a little over a year old. But the rest of the weight wouldn't budge despite what she thought were her best efforts. That is until she saw an ad in the newspaper for a Tae Bo Mom's Challenge.
"My self-esteem was so low. I knew I had to get back to where I was to be able to chase my two little boys and be the mom I wanted to be," she says.
With the support of her husband, Ashley embarked on the eight week program at a local gym that included Tae Bo 3 to 5 times a week. The classes combine martial arts and boxing moves in a heart pumping workout. She started writing down everything she put in her mouth and for the first time, realized how many extra calories she was really consuming.
"I was eating leftovers of my son's sandwich and my other son's Goldfish (crackers). I didn't even realize I was doing it until I sat down and tracked it," she told The Well Mom.
By the end of the competition, Ashley had lost 44 inches, reached her pre-baby weight of 130 pounds, dropped from a size 14 to a 2/4 --- and won the Mom's Challenge. There was no turning back. The experience inspired Hartle and her husband, Steve to start a new business venture. They partnered with Hartle's Tae Bo instructor and now co-own 5280 Sport & Fitness,(www.5280fit.com) a Tae Bo gym near their home. Hartle trained with Tae Bo founder Billy Blanks to become a certified instructor last summer and says she is thrilled with her new lifestyle. She says her secret is making time for herself - both to exercise and to eat healthfully.
"I went from not wanting to looking in the mirror to finally being able to fit into the jeans I hadn't worn for years," she says.
Ashley's Stay Fit Tips:
- Don't snack off your kids' plates
- Schedule in your exercise. Hartle says she tries to attend the same classes every week so she stays on track. She sticks to a weekly minimum of three Tae Bo classes plus two strength-training classes.
- Eat throughout the day. Hartle says she eats three regular meals and two snacks. Her healthy snacks include apple and peanut butter, string cheese or Juice Plus milkshakes.
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