Down 28 Pounds, and She’s Still Going!

On a Journey to Success!

It’s Success Sunday! Every Sunday we share a success story from someone on our team!! This week we are going to share Dale’s story. Dale is from Florida. She has made some amazing changes since she started her journey! She lost 28 pounds, changed her eating and fitness habits, been an amazing example to her son, and helped others along the way! She’s an Emerald Coach on our team. She is an amazing person inside and out! This is her story from her own words. Great job Dale!! Visit her Facebook page to see updates on how she’s doing and more healthy tips and motivation!

Dale’s History

Hello everyone, thank you for for allowing me to share my journey! I wanted to give you some background information on me and my reasons why I wanted to start this journey.

My specs: I am 5’9″ with a large bone structure so I hold weight fairly well.

When I was in high school I weighed approximately 132 pounds sopping wet. At the ripe age of 20 I had my first son and was young and naive with no one to help give me advice on the ins and outs of pregnancy. Long story short, I stopped counting when I hit 218 pounds and still had a few weeks to go. I was mortified.

I never lost all the weight after being pregnant and worked full time and had struggles throughout the next few years. Still being overweight and uncomfortable in my own skin I found out I was slotted for the 10 year plan and was expecting baby #2. My son was born on May 2nd and to my surprise I did not gain as much this time, only about 38 pounds, and I did really well on losing the post baby weight. WOO HOO I thought, I finally have this under control and within six months I weighed less than I did before I got pregnant…I was at 185 lbs, that’s good for me….so I thought.

10 Years Later

Almost 10 years later and more struggles I found myself just sitting around my house snacking, not on the good stuff. When I realized that my clothes were just too small and that I would need to go out and buy more (size 18) I slapped myself into realization. One, I could not afford new clothes and two, all the women in my family went down this path and did not live past 60 or if they were lucky 70.

NO WAY, NOT ME! I refuse to be a statistic in my family history.


My right knee was in bad shape from an accident when I was seven where my knee cap was cut off by a skeet shooter, after months of rehab and years of diligence I never had problems with it until I gained all this weight. Then I fell one night and twisted my sacrum and have had back problems ever since…..none of these issues were going to stop me…..I am determined to change history and start a new trend in my family…..I WILL BECOME FIT AND FABULOUS!!

So, sitting at a whopping 220 lbs, I dusted off the Power 90 system that I bought a while back from beachbody and starting using it. On February 6th I started my first challenge group after getting used to the program for a few weeks. I am on my way I thought…..nothing will stop me now.

Continuing on My Journey

Today, I am still on my journey, but with Power 90, Turbo Jam, Les Mills Pump and Turbo Fire in my arsenal I am destined for success. With the help of my facebook fitness friends and all the coaches in our group I am going to blow past my goals in no time. I have lost a total of 28 pounds and several inches and still going. I feel stronger, happier, healthier and ready to take on the world. I hope that all of you are joining me in this wonderful and challenging journey. We will succeed in numbers!!!


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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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