Hello my name is Sally Mendez.
I’m a 33 year old single mom from a small town in North eastern Colorado. Growing up I was typically fairly lean and muscular. I was an athlete in high school and I guess you could say I looked like one. I am now about to start my 4th round of GetFit21 and I have to say I absolutely love it! This program has been everything I was looking for.
As a single mom I do a lot of running around on my days off and my career requires long crazy hours at times. I’m a surgical technologist in a hospital and work 12 hour shifts so my busy lifestyle didn’t always allow for time to cook a healthy meal I got caught up in the business of everyday that I became too careless about what I was eating. After I had my son in 2008 I quickly lost 15lbs due to some fad diet I tried for a month an failed horribly at, that has been sort of the story of my life when it comes to dieting. I have never been able to stick to any of them and in turn causing me to lose weight very quickly and then gain it back twice as fast. I would get to the gym every once in a while but never really committed to going every day. I was always “too tired.” It became a horrible cycle. After failing so many times on all the diets I sort of gave up and just decided that “maybe I just won’t be lean and muscular anymore, maybe this is just how I’m suppose to be” well needless to say this past fall I became pretty frustrated with how I felt physically, mentally and my overweight stature began to weigh on me emotionally too. I just didn’t feel like myself anymore so I told myself I was going to really commit this time... but just then is when a horrible tragedy hit my family out nowhere.
One of my older brother, whom I also considered my best friend, was brutally attacked on a night out and left for dead. He was found nearly lifeless and rushed to the hospital. Two days after being rushed to the hospital he succumbed to his injuries and we were left with no choice but to say our final goodbye.
During the immediate shock there were days when I didn’t eat. I skipped a lot of meals. Sometimes I’d eat my feelings and just eat everything in sight to help make me feel better and deal with the heartache of losing my brother so suddenly. I hardly drank water even though everyone kept telling me I needed to. It just became really difficult to even care about what I put in my mouth if I did put anything in my mouth. I could feel myself starting to gain weight but I just didn’t care. The grief and depression just took over and when I did eat I would eat the absolute least healthy things I could think of.
It wasn’t until about a month after my brother died that my sister Sela Moya, who is personal trainer and getfit21 coach now, mentioned it to me. She said she felt it would work for me and I listened to what she had to say but I put it in the back of my mind and left it there for a while. During this time I had been attending grievance counseling and at some point about a month after my sister had mentioned getfit21 to me I decided id give it a try.
I had somewhat of a breakthrough in my grieving and realized it was time to really commit to this. I started my first round right before Christmas which some would say was a bad idea but I’m glad I started when I did.
Despite the holidays and difficulties saying no to some of the holiday goodies I still managed to lose 6lbs over the holidays. I was happy I was seeing results already and what I liked the most about the unicty complete shakes is that they are all easy to make, they taste delicious and it was easy! It fit my life perfectly to make sure I was getting the nutrients and protein I needed every meal.
Within a week of starting I started to just feel better, I wasn’t always tired. I actually had energy to workout after a 12 hour shift at the hospital. I was happier and just felt accomplished. Getfit21 and unicity complete shakes have become a regular part of my life. I love that it’s easy and I love that they provide you with amazing coach you can rely on.
The accountability aspect is easy to keep up with and it’s motivating when you see your friends in your group posting pictures of their workouts and meals. After my 3rd 21 day day challenge I’m down 12lbs and 1% body fat and a total of about 5 inches all over my body. Getfit21 and unicty shakes have done wonders not just for my physique but for my everyday attitude and just over all mood and health. I love it it’s super easy and amazing!! I can finally look forward to achieving my fitness goals because of getfit21!!