Traci Dudan – Fit Mom of the Month, December 2013
One word describes how I felt before BBC… hopeless. I had completely given up. I felt very insecure and tried to hide my weight with baggy clothes. It wasn’t who I had been most of my life and it made me feel horrible that my kids didn’t know the real me. I reached the end of my rope in February and met with a plastic surgeon. I didn’t like the idea of surgery but felt like nothing else had worked and it was my last option. Then a friend called about a Groupon she saw for BBC and I agreed to join her. We began in April and I weighed 178 pounds and wore a size 12, sometimes 14. At last check my body fat was 47%, I was basically half fat. We were both a bit skeptical about this style of fitness but wanted to give it a shot. My biggest question was how Devan would lead the class. Would he be cheesy or would he be professional and produce the results his website described. What I found blew my mind. I began going three days a week, it took a day for me to recover in the beginning. I’ll never forget the first time he challenged me. I’m not sure he even heard my response, it was barely audible, all I could manage was, “It’s hard.” I am proud to say from April to October I lost 40 pounds and 5 dress sizes. I never took my measurements because I was too embarrassed. While I love my new level of fitness and new wardrobe, the best part of this transformation is how my family looks at me. They finally see who their mom really is and are so supportive and proud, and that is the best feeling in the world.