Date of Birth: 1/8/1972
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Height: 5′ 6″
Pregnancy Weight (max): 168 pounds
Current Weight: 117 pounds
Number of Children: 2
Loretta’s Fit Moms Success Story!
What’s your background? How did you get started in fitness?
My background in fitness began in gymnastics and cheerleading at about 10 years of age.
What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
Strength is what I like most. Science evidences that in addition to physical strength, exercise increases your mental cognition by 30 percent, which produces clarity of thought.
How many children do you have and what are their ages?
I have two children: Jolie (age 7) and Mike (age 5).
How much weight did you gain during your pregnancy(s)?
52 lbs respectively.
How much weight did you lose after your pregnancy(s)?
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight?
What were the most important changes you made to lose the weight?
After delivery, power walking for 30 minutes 4 days per week and limiting my carbohydrate intake to under 25 grams per day.
What were the most challenging things about losing the weight?
Having the free time to work out with two little ones was challenging. I incorporated jogging into our baby routine and purchased a sports jogger. Additionally, I returned to Gold’s Gym and utilized their childcare facilities.
What types of cheat foods did you crave during your pregnancy?
My favorite cheat food was vanilla ice cream with M&M peanuts. Also, I enjoyed M&M trail mix.
Did you exercise during your pregnancy (what types of exercises)?
I exercised 4 times per week up until I gave birth. It relieved much of the pressure I felt elsewhere in my body.
Loretta’s Fit Moms Tips!
Fit Moms Tip #1:
Visualize what you want your body to look like. Remember it.
Fit Moms Tip #2:
Develop a written plan to get your body in shape.
Fit Moms Tip #3:
Schedule time to exercise and be committed. Exercise!
Fit Moms Tip #4:
Stay under 30 grams of carbs per day with one cheat day.
Fit Moms Tip #5:
Take in 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight.
Loretta’s Fit Moms Eating Plan!
Coffee, 1 packet of oatmeal.
Cottage cheese, blueberries, sugar-free Jello.
Chicken, eggplant, ginger, onions, vegetables (stay green).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Cheese, peanuts, yogurt, Atkins bar.
Loretta’s Fit Moms Workout Routine!
10×3 reps squats, leg extensions, leg press, deadlifts, hamstring curls, crunches.
Slow jogging – approximately 4 miles in 25-30 min 4x per week.
Protein, pycnogenol, vitamin E, iron, alpha lipoic acid.
Other (Yoga, etc.):