Number of Children: 2
Pregnancy Weight (max): 232 pounds
Current Weight: 149 pounds
Milica’s Fit Moms Success Story!
How many children do you have and what are their ages?
I have two kids, my son is 14 and my daughter is 11.
How much weight did you gain during your pregnancy(s)?
I gained 83 pounds!
What types of cheat foods did you crave during your pregnancy?
I craved chocolate.
How much weight did you lose after your pregnancy(s)?
I lost all of it! I total of 83 pounds.
Did you exercise during your pregnancy?
No, I didn’t exercise when I was pregnant.
What made you decide to get back into shape after your pregnancy?
I was always thin and I played sports throughout most of my life. During my childhood and teenage years, I trained with handball and participated in many other physical activities. It was after I got pregnant with my first child in 1998 when I had gained 83 pounds! At 232 pounds, I was shocked to see myself this heavy.
After my second pregnancy in 2001, I was unable to do anything. I was so sluggish, lazy, weak, ugly and felt heavy all the time. I thought that I might remain like that for the rest of my life! In 2002, I found myself a job in a factory. It was a really hard job, due to so much lifting of heavy objects that needed to be moved around so much. In 4 years time, I hadn’t realized that I was losing weight just by working hard! I was down to 209 pounds! From that day on, I knew that If I can lose weight just by doing my job, I could boost my efforts through motivation!
By the middle of 2006, I weighed 196 pounds and by 2007 I had dropped down to 187 pounds. By the end of 2007, I was between 176 to 174 pounds, and by the middle of 2008, I was down to 169 pounds, due to having a very busy year. By 2009, I quit as a factory worker and worked with my husband in construction hoping to help me lose more weight even quicker. Without realizing it, my body fat was melting away and muscle was starting to develop! I was down to between 165 to 160 pounds.
By 2010, I was down to 156 pounds! I was almost there! By 2011, I started exercising to help build more muscle and burn off even more fat. By the end of 2011, I was down to 154 pounds and by the middle of that year, I was all the way down to 147 pounds! I was just 2 pounds off my dream weight, and gained back those extra 2 pounds. I had finally reached my weight goal! I was now down to 149 pounds! I feel so much stronger, energetic and healthier with all of this weight gone!
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started seeing results by the start of 2006.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took a really long time because I didn’t exercise every day. It actually took 6 years to get to the point in my weight loss where I’m at now.
How long have you maintained your weight?
For about 6 months.
How many days per week do you workout now?
As much as I can. I would workout every night if I could.
What were the most important changes you made to lose the weight?
Lot’s of exercising and eating a healthy diet.
What was the biggest challenge about losing the weight?
Trying to find time to exercise and being patient with my weight loss.
How has your life changed since losing the weight?
It has changed a lot! I feel so much stronger, faster, active and healthy. I feel like I can do anything!
What advice can you give moms about losing the baby weight?
Just keep exercising and eating properly and you will make it!
How has ShapeFit helped you reach your fitness goals?
ShapeFit.com helped me think of a lot of exercises to do and what to eat.
Milica’s Fit Moms Tips!
Fit Moms Tip #1:
Do a lot of running.
Fit Moms Tip #2:
Do a lot of sit ups.
Fit Moms Tip #3:
Do a lot of stretching.
Fit Moms Tip #4:
Lift some weights.
Fit Moms Tip #5:
Eat half your portion if it’s really big and eat clean.
Milica’s Fit Moms Eating Plan!
Oats with fruit and honey.
Sandwich with ham, cheese, lettuce and tomato.
Grilled fish with lemon and salad.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Nuts and fruit.
Milica’s Fit Moms Workout Routine!
I weight train several times per week. I also like to do sit-ups.
I like running and I also make sure to do a lot of stretching.
I don’t currently use any nutritional supplements.