Busy Mom Lost 40 Lbs. with Insanity Max 30 and Shakeology

I love sharing success stories from our fitness challenges! This is my friend, Sydney. She is a very busy mom, but wanted to get healthy and fit. You can follow her story on Facebook by adding her as a friend here—> Facebook.com/Sydney.NordgranSaxton She is so inspiring!

Busy Mom Lost 40 lb.s with Insanity Max 30 and Shakeology

Written by Sydney in her own words

I’d like to introduce myself and tell my story. For Many many years I have been overweight and unhealthy. It started with the birth of my first child in 2006. While pregnant, I ate anything and everything. Then when I became pregnant with my second child, I also started culinary school. I’m sure you can imagine what that did to my weight.
I had been a smoker for 15 years. I would stop during my pregnancies and start back up after. After my third child, I decided it was time to quit for good. So, instead of loosing weight after the birth of my 3rd child, I gained another 15 pounds.

Sick of Feeling Insecure and Unhappy with my Appearance

Three babies later, Quitting smoking and my love and passion for food, and a social life with lots of food and alcohol, I had reached 215 pounds. The largest I have been. I was sick of feeling insecure and unhappy with my appearance. I knew inside I was a good person but the outside of that did not reflect that at all. I wanted to be able to wear cute, “normal” clothing comfortably, like Jeans! I lived in leggings and yoga pants during the winter, and maxi skirts and dresses in the summer.

Most of all I wanted to feel attractive for my husband. Of coarse he has never told me anything but how beautiful I am, but I didn’t feel that way. I became very anti social because going out anywhere meant I was going to have to squeeze in to normal clothes. I was ashamed of who I became. Chasing 3 kids around, I became exhausted very quickly. I wanted to be able to keep up with them and enjoy raising them actively.

Last spring I changed my diet, started running and when on a medication to lose weight and suppress my appetite. In a few short months, I lost 40 lbs!!! I was thrilled! After that the weight loss came to a stop. Then when I moved I stopped the medication.Well guess what, the weight came back on!

I Decided to do Things the Old Fashioned Way


I knew I was going to have to really step it up and do things the old-fashioned way through eating cleaner and more exercise. My dear friend Shannon (who I didn’t know at the time) had been inviting me to free challenges like these and inspiring me to do more for myself. I started following her posts and watching everything she did. She told me how beach body products transformed her life.

I already purchased a program over 5 years ago and hadn’t touched it. I pulled it out of storage and started the program again. I started loosing weight, feeling great, happy, and strong. I know this was the answer so I went all in and became a Beach Body Coach! More than anything I wanted to inspire, motivate, and help support others who are going through what I was.

My biggest challenge I faced was my nutrition. My sweet tooth is out of control. Before I started my Beachbody Challenge, I was eating a bag of candy everyday, at a minimum. Then add in pastries and ice-cream. Beachbody helped me overcome that challenge by explaining the importance of nutrition and giving me a very simple map to nutrition success. I knew I would be extremely disappointed in myself if I was working so hard on my fitness and then threw it all away with bad nutrition. It has been an amazing reward to know I have been helping others the way Shannon helped me.

Even better, I have been helping myself in my continuous journey by holding myself accountable for everything I do and leading by example.

I am always here for motivation, support, and tips. I am so excited to work with all you and get to know you better. Close My Progressedit My fitness goal: Lose Weight.


In the fall of 2013, after having my 3rd child, at 5’3″ I had reached 215 lbS! In the summer of 2014 is when I decided things needed to change. I felt horrible. I wanted to feel and look great! So I started running and changed my diet. now in addition to clean eating and an active lifestyle, I use Turbo Fire and Insanity max:30 on a daily basis. I have now lost 40 lbs and am continuing my journey.

About The Author


Hi! My name is Shannon Golladay! I'm married and have three little girls. I am passionate about helping moms feel and look amazing! I struggled with my weight during and after my pregnancies. I found a way to workout at home and get in awesome shape! Now I'm paying it forward and helping other moms like me reach their goals.

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