Kamloops Mom of Three Says She Lost 80 lb After Choosing a Healthier Life for Her Children and Herself
AFTER YEARS OF BAD HABITS, THIS UNSTOPPABLE MAMA, MIRANDA MCGIVERN, FINALLY FOUND HER LIFETIME WEIGHT-LOSS SOLUTION.
At one point of her life, Miranda’s weight was 202 lb, and she couldn’t stand for long periods of time, she couldn’t chase her two young sons.
“Over 13 years my weight fluctuated between 138-202 lbs. I tried everything to lose weight. Clenbuterol, Caffeine, ephedrine, cocaine, shakes, detoxes, juice diets, not eating, you name it legal or not – I tried it. The weight was always coming back”
Miranda started to gain weight when she was 17, when she moved away from home. In a matter of months, she had put on 40lbs. She continued gaining pounds through her two pregnancies.
“From 2003- 2011 I struggled on and off with drugs and alcohol. Making many bad life choices. In August of 2011 I made the choice to live a healthier life for my children. I’ve been clean for over 5 years now.”
Miranda was not happy with her body and her weight. Realizing that she was unhappy weighing in at 185 pounds, Miranda decided to try Crossfit and was really enjoying it for 2 years. She had lost lots of weight and gained lots of muscle.
Unfortunately, in 2014 she injured herself and had to quit. She was 135lbs when she quit.
“Over the next few months, I struggled with much pain. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2015.I struggled with diagnosis as well as depression and anxiety, for the next year I did nothing. I lost all my muscle mass and gained fat. Mostly in my middle”
By April 2016 Miranda was so unhappy with herself. It was mostly because none of her clothes would fit anymore. Summer was coming, and none of her cute summer shorts did up. She was confused and not sure what to do. It was then that she decided to stop making excuses, and began her weight loss journey again instead of buying a new wardrobe.
“In May I found Kamloops Fit Centre’s Bikini Body Program and was doing that for 3 months. I am currently at my ideal weight and happy to eat the way I do and workout the way I do. I am still working out at Kamloops Fit Centre, using their small group punch card membership. What I like about this gym is the amount of personalization. The small group sizes make sure you are getting the attention you need to be doing the exercises properly. The classes are adapted for every individual there, no matter what. The trainers are incredibly supportive and encouraging. The amount of knowledge the trainers have is absolutely incredible.