Who is Missiann?
My name is Melissa, nickname Missiann (thanks to my Mom)! I am a wife and mother of 4. I started my Fitness Journey in January of 2015. I had finally had enough!
In the past I was usually the tall awkward girl. I was always thin and didn’t do any formal sports unless you count being a cheerleader in elementary school. I was always active but didn’t do any formal sports like my brother and sister. In college and my twenties I was a gym girl. I went regularly with my friends and went bike riding, rollerblading on a consistent basis.
In 2001 my life changed drastically in so many ways. I became pregnant with triplets! After several years of trying for a baby my husband and I were blessed with 3. It was a high risk pregnancy which included gestational diabetes and bed rest. I also had to gain weight – a lot of weight so all three of my babies could thrive. In October 2001 we were blessed with 2 healthy girls and 1 boy. They were all over 4pounds and our crazy continued. Just as I was starting to really lose weight and get back on track we found out we were expecting again! I know what you’re probably thinking – WHAT???
Well just 13 months after I gave birth to my triplets, I gave birth to my daughter in November 2002. That’s right – my children are 13 months apart and I honestly can’t imagine it any other way.
Over the next several years I took off the weight and realized that with 4 children doing home workout programs worked best for me.
In 2009 my family and I decided to move from NY to FL. I was still working out at home and trying to figure it all out. I struggled. I started putting off my workouts. I was indulging with my eating, drinking more wine. I don’t think I realized what a vicious cycle I was caught up in until I started seeing myself in pictures. I wasn’t liking the way I looked. I wasn’t fitting in to clothes. I was making excuses – this must have shrunk. I don’t like this shirt anymore.
It took me a while to come to terms with my new found reality. In November of 2014 we were away visiting family. I had packed my favorite jeans. I hadn’t worn them in a while, but they were always my looser, comfortable pair. Well, when I went to go put them on, I couldn’t get them all the way up over my thighs. I was shocked. I knew I had put on weight but I don’t think I realized how bad it really was. I had reached a crossroads
For Christmas my husband and I decided to get each other a workout program. We had purchased programs form Beachbody in the past so we visited their website. I found Insanity Max 30 and this program literally changed my life. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s true . I loved the idea that the workouts were 30 minutes. I could wrap my brain around 30 minutes.
On January 2, 2015 my fitness journey officially began. I started doing Insanity Max 30 everyday. I began meal prepping my food so I would make good choices.
In December of 2015, I decided to become a Beachbody Coach, which brings us to today. I love working out from home. I wake up, I workout, I drink Shakeology , and I share my progress on social media with family and friends. I am doing what I love every day! I am so grateful and feel very blessed.