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Meet Amanda: The Mom-To-Be Who Used Exercise To Prepare For Pregnancy.

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Amanda S., Baby Planner, USA

Amanda: “After each session, I knew had gotten in a quality workout in a very short amount of time.”

This (now pregnant) professional was doubting she would stick to exercise, but with Flat Belly Firm Butt in 16 Minutes (FB16), getting a lot in little time kept her motivated and helped her prepare for pregnancy.

At a glance

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The Problem: She could not stay committed.

“Before FB16, I had wasted money on gym memberships that went unused and even tried working out out at home, and the problem was that I lost interest and thus could never stay committed to working out on a regular basis.”

The Solution: Getting a lot in a little time!

“During Flat Belly Firm Butt in 16 Minutes, I never once encountered that issue! Even when I told myself I was ‘too tired’ to exercise, I knew that I could get it done quickly and feel amazing afterwards, so it was easy to convince myself to just do it.”

Her RESULTS: A Healthy Body + Actual Commitment!

“Since I graduated from FB16, I’ve been motivated to repeat the program on my own multiple times. The program still challenges me since I’m able to continually increase my reps each time I repeat a workout, even while the workouts themselves remain the same.”+

+Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.

The backdrop

Amanda could not stay committed to exercise.

She tried several other programs, usually after her gym memberships went unused and lapsed. Amanda considered herself a lazy exerciser, and couldn’t stick to a workout plan.

“I tried and failed in the past to make exercise a habit, so naturally I was doubtful about my ability to stay committed to the program for its entirety.”

She admits that she lost interest, and thus, could never stay committed to working out on a regular basis.

She wanted to prepare for pregnancy.

This baby planner was planning her own pregnancy, and she knew the importance establishing a workout program in advance. She wanted to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

“I knew that getting in shape before pregnancy and birth was super important. There was never a more important time in my life to make that happen and to stick with it.”

And with consistency in the door and the FB16 doing its magic, this is what Amanda achieved.

Her results

She noticed more definition in her waist and arms!

Amanda didn’t have any weight she needed to lose when she started FB16. However, once she started the plan she noticed a difference in the mirror. She felt incredible, and she had ab muscles coming through!

“I used to just have some nice gentle curves, but now I could actually see some definition in my waist!”

Not only did she see it in her waist, but she saw muscles developing in her biceps.

“I used to be able to squeeze my arms and now there’s some guns there! I was impressed with the definition I got – I could see my muscles, whereas before I was a little soft.”

Beyond the definition was more strength!

Amanda was really surprised by FB16 in the beginning. She underestimated how much it would work her out, and overestimated her own fitness.

“I thought I was in pretty good shape – but no! I got my butt kicked in the very beginning of the program. What amazed me as we went on, I was able to increase my reps each time.”

She was amazed she was at how much stronger she was after just 2 weeks of doing FB16.

“So even halfway through, I was already seeing results!”

Amanda finally sticks to a program with FB16!

All those gym memberships and workout videos that wasted her time are now a distant memory. With FB16, Amanda is committed to a program for the long-term! She set out with a goal to establish an exercise routine before she became pregnant – and she did it!

“Since I graduated from FB16, I’ve been motivated to repeat the program on my own multiple times. The program still challenges me since I’m able to continually increase my reps each time I repeat a workout, even while the workouts themselves remain the same.”

She’s so glad that she created this habit, because she is on the right path towards a healthy pregnancy!

“I’ve continued to make exercise a habit since finishing the program, which is a blessing because I’m pregnant and it was a struggle to work up enough energy to work out during my first trimester.”

She was in the best place to reap the health benefits of exercise during pregnancy.

Because she’d already established her exercise routine before getting pregnant, she was able to easily (under her doctor’s supervision) continue working out during her pregnancy.

The effects of exercise on the health of mom and baby during pregnancy have been researched more over the past 15 years than ever before. In the past, expectant women were advised to restrict their physical activity. The benefits for healthy, active pregnant moms have shown to be somewhat inconclusive due to the still-small numbers of studies.

However, according to Exercise in Pregnancy: A Clinical Review, exercise did not conclusively prevent pregnancy issues such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, C-Section deliveries, or perinatal depression.
Fortunately, though, exercise appears to reduce:

  • Blood glucose levels
  • Caesarean Section or Instrumental Vaginal Deliveries
  • Maternal Weight Gain

Their conclusion came with the following recommendation:

“In general, women who are physically active prior to pregnancy should be advised to maintain, and counseled that they can increase, their level of activity if desired, while physically inactive women should be encouraged to begin exercising.”

How she succeeded

3 ways FB16 helped Amanda prepare for pregnancy.

Amanda got some amazing results before getting pregnant, in a very short period of time. If you want to start a routine before pregnancy, she has some great reasons why you should try FB16.

1. “Really, an hour’s results in 16 minutes?”

Amanda doubted that she would really get an hour’s results in 16 minutes. Until she tried the program. The intensity she was getting in such a short period of time was a pleasant surprise. She experienced a post-exercise high every time she worked out. No matter how busy you are, you can fit in a workout with FB16!

“Doing the workout in 16 minutes, I definitely doubted that I could get results in such a short amount of time. After each session, I KNEW I had gotten in a quality workout in a very short amount of time, so it was easy to stay motivated.”

She just couldn’t talk herself out of exercising.

“The length of time for each workout was the part I liked best. I was able to warm up, workout, and cool down all in half an hour! Even when I told myself I was ‘too tired’ to exercise, I knew that I could get it done quickly and feel amazing afterwards, so it was easy to convince myself to just do it.”

The 16 minute feature is a key reason that many FB16 grads were drawn to the program. Read why it was so important to Krista’s success.

2. The exercises challenge you, yet they are easy to follow.

The workout videos Amanda did at home prior to FB16 left her bored and unmotivated.

“In the beginning I was really struggling, and thought for sure I can’t possibly be getting a workout, I’m only doing 5 push ups! As it progressed, I was able to see my body the strength increase.”

Amanda said the FB16 workouts have the right amount of cardio vs. strength training. She always found herself out of breath and sweaty at the end of a workout.

“With other workouts I never really felt like I was getting a workout. Yeah, I was doing it, but I didn’t feel that exercise high afterwards. Every single workout in your program, I definitely got that high. It definitely motivates you to keep going. I would absolutely recommend FB16 because the workouts are easy to follow and challenging at the same time.”

FB16 grad Karen also used to find other workouts boring. See how all that changed when she started FB16.

3. Establishing a routine to exercise before pregnancy helped Amanda adjust her workouts during pregnancy.

In the 3 months she spent doing FB16 before her pregnancy, Amanda learned how adaptable the program was. If she had an off day or felt a little sore, she could take it easy. Regardless, she still noticed a huge difference in how she felt mentally and physically.

“I can adjust the workouts to however I’m feeling that day. If I’m tired and need to go easier, I still get the results. The intensity that makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.”

It’s important to note that Amanda did not continue FB16 into her pregnancy, since it is not an ideal prenatal workout. However, the adaptability she learned – as well as the workout habit she created pre-pregnancy – made it easy for her to adjust and switch to other appropriate workouts. This happened for Amanda because her routine was already there because of FB16.
Since Amanda repeated the program several times, she added that the adaptability helped her continue to challenge herself and recommends FB16 to anyone.

“So if you are in any way concerned with the program, I would not hesitate. You can use it over and over again – the same program – and continue to see amazing results.”

With FB16, Amanda grew stronger and developed consistent workout habits and set the stage for a healthy pregnancy. Are you ready to follow her lead?

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