Stacey Bell / Transformation

Stacey Bell's amazing Maxine's Challenge transformation

  • Before
    81.3kg
  • After
    69.4kg

Details

Height

175 cm

Program

Get Strong - Intermediate

Reason to start The Challenge

I am a proud Mum to 3 beautiful kids. I have struggled with my weight and confidence after each pregnancy. I had a thyroidectomy 6 years ago and after giving birth to my 3rd I gained over 45kg! Slowly got back to exercising, walking and doing light workouts but it wasn't until I joined Maxines is when the weight started dropping off. My youngest is nearly 2 and since having Maxines in my life I have lost weight, built muscle and am gaining confidence each challenge. Each challenge has been hard with other distractions in and around my life and I just havent quite given 100% but this is my 3rd challenge, and 3 is my favourite number πŸ˜‰ I have got myself so organised and prepared to conquer this one. So my goal and personal challenge and promise to myself is finishing this one with no if's or but's..giving it my all and showing my kids that by putting 100% into something you are so passionate about you will reach all your goals and dreams 😍

What did you like most about The Challenge?

The support you get from other challengers, amazing ambassadors and the very wise amazing coaches is incredible! The forum is so well set up, easy to follow and use and is just pure gold! The Nutrition and training plans are so easy to follow and having the forum to ask any questions you have makes this challenge run so well. Very thankful for the support as it definitely helped me big time to keep pushing and to just trust the process.

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

Hardest thing was actually to keep my mind positive and to keep believing in myself. I loved encouraging others over the weeks as it makes me so happy seeing others achieving, but my head was a constant battle with myself at the start. Think thats a confidence thing..But as the time went on and the weeks went by that soon changed and the belief in myself was unstoppable and thats where the amazing support comes into it. And then there were days where the kids were sick, I was tired etc but as the challenge goes on you learn to not let these effect you as you once thought, you adapt and just get it done

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

A MASSIVE IMPACT! This challenge is life changing! It has made me love the woman I have become! This is the fittest, most healthiest I have ever been and the mindset that I have developed I am so truly grateful for😍

I am a more happier, positive, active woman, mum and wife.
My husband and kids are so proud at what I've achieved and that just makes all the hardwork, tiredness and hangriness ;) all worth it! My organisation skills are unreal now! πŸ˜‚ even surprising my husband..but the routine and having all meals prepped is just life now.
My kids eating habits have changed, they want what Mums having. The days I workout in the garage they are always there watching on or wanting to run more when at the park, wanting to help with meal prep.
And my husband the changes in him is simply awesome! He's seen me do this challenge a few times, always supported me but never wanted to take part,he is one stubborn man πŸ˜‰ Until this one.hes seem my changes and something has clicked...eating same foods, losing weight and is even wanting to take kids out and walk!my husband has always been a big drinker but now he's just having the occasional few drinks. This is massive!
It's made our marriage much healthier, we are both happier, have more energy and appreciate each other more than ever. And all these things are just some of the things this challenge has changed for the better. I am just so thankful to have Max/Maxines challenge in my life.

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

Stop thinking peeps...DO IT! This challenge is life changing...the changes in myself, I just want others to feel this feeling. Its incredible what you can achieve in 12 weeks giving 100% This doesn't just change your body it changes your mind! The support you get is amazing, the plan is easy to follow. So what are you waiting for, do yourself a favour, Sign up to become the best version of yourself 😍

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

This challenge was my best this far. I gave it everything I could have and have made myself and my family so proud! I said at the start of the challenge I was going to be like a Bull in a China shop, not letting anything sidetrack me and stayed focused giving it 100% .. I am so thankful for having this challenge in my life and cannot see my life without it. Thankyou for making me see my potential and becoming this fit, healthy, strong minded woman! #maxinesforlife

Journal

  • Stacey Bell
    15 Apr 2018
    7:08 AM

    And that's the end of Week 12 of this incredible challenge 😍 I have thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. From the days where workouts were smashed to the days where I was feeling smashed...and to between.. I have learnt so much, my organisations skills are insane now πŸ˜‚ loving routine, loving the feeling of being fit and super healthy. Loving the positive vibes flowing through my brain 😍 LOVING THIS WOMAN IVE BECOME! No this didnt happen over night, and 1 challenge.. this has been a work and progress since after my 3rd baby..she will be 2 on Wednesday..from April 2016 to now (nearly 2 years) I have lost a total of over 60kg...I am so flippin proud! This challenge is seriously life changing 😍πŸ’ͺ So many emotions running through me today, it's def been an amazing ride these past 12 weeks The support has been unreal! From coaches, ambassadors and other challengers 😍 so much positivity I freakin love it 😍😍 The transformations that are coming through on the FB page are incredible! Seeing these changes in others and seeing how proud they are of their achievements is so Awesome! Makes me smile so much and I feel so excited for them..I want to reach through the screen and give them a massive high five!! πŸ˜πŸ–‘ I thought I would have a few days off hust to be more relaxed with my food and have a break from training...but after having a relaxed day yesterday all I want to do today is go to the supermarket and get back home to prep my food for the week! And I will have another rest day today..because my body is def sore and tired so I must listen to it but I think I'll visit my 2nd home tomorrow for a workout 😍 its my happy place πŸ˜‰πŸ’ͺ This week coming I will be setting new goals and trying to scrub off this blimmin spray tan πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that'll be a workout in itself Well Maxines fam its been an incredible 12 weeks..thankyou so much for everything! Take care all, keep smashing those goals, keep believing in yourselves and never compare yourself to anyone... and keep being proud of yourselves every step of your journey! 😍πŸ’ͺ and keep those positive vibes flowing πŸŽ‰

  • Stacey Bell
    12 Apr 2018
    6:57 AM

    It's the final countdown. Weight training finished yesterday for me, tan tonight then final pics Saturday morning. This challenge has been simply amazing, not smooth sailing as we are always dodging obstacles throughout life but those times only make you stronger! I have set out what I wanted to achieve and more within this challenge and I am so grateful! Grateful for my body getting me here, pushing it past its limits and it doing an amazing job, and so very grateful from all the challengers, ambassadors and coaches support! This challenge is SIMPLY AMAZING!! 😍😍😍 So proud and so freakin happy 😍 I have given this challenge my absolute all. 100% not giving onto temptations amd jumping obstacles but not letting anything get me off track..Def not easy but why would you want it to be πŸ€” its called a challenge for a reason aye πŸ˜‰ I am such a happy mama, showing my 3 kids I gave it everything and didnt give up when things got hard. I have so much more to write but will leave that for my final write up Looking forward to seeing all the transformations. Seeing the smile on everyone's faces of achieving the amazing results both body and mind 😍 Enjoy these next few days as the challenge winds down peeps, be proud of all you've achieved 😍

  • Stacey Bell
    6 Apr 2018
    12:58 PM

    Far out...what a day yesterday. The mind wasnt in a good place..nutrition 100% but training, I just couldn't give my all..and it cut me big time! To come this far and the feeling of exhaustion had set in something wicked. I felt like crying! I jumped straight to the amazing team over on the forum to ask what I should do as I was at a loss. The absolutely amazing ambassadors picked my mood up straight away! Rest is what I needed and was prescribed by Ambassador Helen and rest is what I took and will take everyday! Every arvo I will set aside an hour to just relax. Today a massage is happening at 4pm and I am so looking forward to it!! 😍 so so thankful for all the support there is within this challenge its freakin incredible! Today's training session was conditioning and my mood and effort was back on top 😍πŸ’ͺ Looking through pics and put a collage of my daughter at a few weeks old, 1 year and soon to be 2 in couple of weeks... so start to now is nearly 2 years difference! From 132kg the biggest Ive ever been to today roughly 71kg the smallest I've ever been, but I am now the fittest and strongest I have ever been, both mind and body and its all thanks to finding Maxines! Yeah I lost a some weight before Maxines but it's with these challenges that have shaped my mindset and focus and I am forever grateful! 😍😍😍 So keep on pushing towards your goals peeps, there will be days where you struggle and want to give up..and those days are damn tough..but with amazing support and getting that focus back and getting those positive vibes flowing in your mind you can and will conquer those goals! Each day is a step towards them..yes rest...listen to your body..just never give up!! πŸ’ͺ Week 12 is nearly here...lets finish this strong 😍πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    4 Apr 2018
    7:37 AM

    Mid week of Week 11 2 words- sick kids πŸ˜·πŸ€’πŸ€’ School holidays starting off great πŸ˜” so no gym for this mama and with just over a week of full training left for me I was having a little freak out..but what can you do aye, kids health and getting better is the most important thing. So time to reset, focus on what I can do, keep those positive thoughts flowing through my brain and get my πŸ‘ in my garage and do the best I can, yeah I can't lift as heavy as I would at the gym as don't have much weights but I'm thankful I can still get out there and workout πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ Back in the day excuses would be flying round, oh I'm too tired, oh you can't get to the gym just don't exercise today etc etc etc. Well not anymore! The feeling I get from lifting is unreal! Making my body and mind stronger each day πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ seriously so thankful for this challenge, from Feb last year to now, the journey has def been a tough one but am absolutely loving the person I am becoming 😍 this challenge has def had a few obstacles but am so freakin proud I have not let anything get me off track and have remained focused on my goals and as I said at the start of the challenge..this one I am giving it my all..Im going to be like a Bull in a China shop πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ and am so happy to say 100% has been given πŸ’ͺ So now, to just dodge these sneezes flying in my direction πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚ and smash out this next week and a bit of training and give it my all πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ Keep striving to smash your goals, Only competition is with yourself..keep that focus super strong 😍πŸ’ͺ Enjoy the rest of your week beautiful peeps 😘

  • Stacey Bell
    1 Apr 2018
    12:54 PM

    Easter! And last day of Week 10! Had a great workout this a.m at the gym 😍 Legs...and I'm def feeling stronger doing the walking lunges and Bulgarian split squats that I used to not be a fab of.. Every Sunday I put youtube on my phone and while working out I listen to Motivational fitness videos to keep me pushing. It definitely works πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ Headphones in, focus on... kids were up before I left to go to the gym to see what the Easter bunny had left them.. morning tea for me white choc raspberry burn bar!! 😍😍😍 It was my daughter's 11th bday yesterday had a great day..yes there was cake..did I have any...no...well I did have "cake" just not the bday girls cake. After dinner was my treat! Protein mugcake! Seriously gets me through the day knowing I get to have this amazing delicious goodness every night 😍😍 3 ingredients...protein powder, baking powder and water and walaaaa 😍😍 so simple but oh so delicious!! This has def helped me stay on track eith nutrition πŸ‘Œ Start of week 11 tomorrow...far out flying by! Smash out this next week amazing peeps 😍πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    27 Mar 2018
    2:19 PM

    Mind playing tricks on me...but thank goodness for the amazing coaches and ambassadors on the forum keeping you from going insane πŸ˜‰ had a moment yesterday where I was doubting myself..what the flip was that all about. I've been working my πŸ‘ off..goving everything I have in training and not even straying from the nutrition..i think it was a mini freak out moment of ..only 3 weeks left!! Even though I've done this challenge few times before... I think it could be the exhaustion and hangriness coming in strong πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ anyway the amazing Janet came to the rescue and put my mind and others minds at ease! So thankful 😍 Keeping those positive vibes flowing today and the doubt has gone. I know at the end of this challenge, I have given it everything I could have and being super proud at what Ive achieved 😍 and showing my kids I did not give up and gave it my all, so that's all that matters 😍 It's such a great feeling... this is the fittest I have been in my life 😍 yeah I have stretch marks from carrying 3 big babies and excess skin..but that's part of me..so I have come to learn to love it all. This challenge, no matter how many times you do it, you are always learning things about yourself..Freakin love it! 😍 So on that note... keep believing in yourself peeps..😍 enjoy your journey and all that you are learning along the way 😍 Have a great week chasing those goals πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    23 Mar 2018
    2:38 PM

    Flex Friday 😊πŸ’ͺ Nearing the end of week 9..Ive said it before and I'll say it again πŸ˜‰ time is flying! Great conditioning workout today finished with JD's 15min Arm Blaster πŸ˜°πŸ‘Œ after that, my body told me tomorrow will definitely be rest day πŸ‘ sore and exhausted, so must listen to my body. Have been working my πŸ‘ off these past 9 weeks..staying super focused when it comes to nutrition and training like a crazy person πŸ˜‚ but absolutely loving it all! So glad I changed up this round to Get Strong. Back to back challenges and I thought I'd be struggling ... loving that I've surprised myself and powering through and giving it my all. I just want to finish this challenge leaving no if's or but's....And If the fat could kindly vacate the stomach area that would be much appreciated πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ Groceries after picking the kids up from school... then prepping lunches 😊😍 absolutely loving being so prepared! I used to be that someone who would leave things till the last minute...but now my organisation skills are even surprising my husband πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ Hope everyone is having a great week, loving this next phase and smashing these workouts and most of all enjoying their journey 😍 Have a fantastic weekend all 😘

  • Stacey Bell
    18 Mar 2018
    9:55 AM

    Wow wee Week 8 is coming to an end! Time.is seriously flying by. Got to go to the gym again this morning. Did conditioning yesterday and Legs A this morning with no one there! Felt a bit spoilt with all the gym to myself 😍 loving the changes so far and cant wait to smash out these next 4 weeks and see how this body of mine responds. Hope everyone is having a fab weekend πŸ’ͺ😍 MIND ON A MISSION MY BODY WILL FOLLOW πŸ’ͺ Keep your focus on your goal..dont look in any other direction but ahead!!

  • Stacey Bell
    15 Mar 2018
    1:16 PM

    Wow wee! Tried the new legs workout for Get strong...oh my flip my quads were on fire!! You know when it hurts so bad and you feel yourself getting weepy..hahaha or is that just me being too sensitive πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well it was a big struggle pushing out those last reps on each exercise...had to walk it off on the treadmill so I didnt seize up πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ Just thought I'd share a snippet of my journey this past year (above ☝️) which I posted on Instagram. Wow wee its been an amazing ride...loving it so so much 😍 Remember this is your journey and to enjoy every step of the way...yes there will be struggles, obstacles and sacrifices to be made.....will it all be worth it?? FLIP YES!!!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ Keep believing in YOU 😍

  • Stacey Bell
    14 Mar 2018
    9:38 PM

    Today is my birthday πŸŽ‰ have a twin sis but she lives in NZ so we don't get to see each other on our bdays but my husband and kids make it a very special day 😍 had a great session at the gym..RPM for cardio and back and shoulders..then #operationchinups πŸ‘Œ my goal at the end of challenge is to get at least 1 chin up by myself...just have to keep at it..am loving the challenges within this challenge! I am absolutely loving this round...its def taken a couple of challenges to get my mindset this rock solid. I am so grateful and enjoying this journey so much. Yes there are days where I am exhausted and the mind trys to get me off track but my focus is that strong nothing will. This is life now, brought the kids a small choc cake so they could do the whole singing etc πŸ˜‰ sooo cute... while I inhaled an amazing vanilla malt protein mug cake 😍 they dug into that and I wasn't even tempted by it. Usually we go out to celebrate bday dinners but not tonight, I just wanted to stay home so made Zucchini Bolognese..So fricken tasty! Def be making that again πŸ‘Œ Checked out the next phase...what cab I say except....woooooowwwww wee!!! 😯😯 its gonna be a tough 4 weeks but I am so freakin excited to see what this body can do and what other changes can be made 😍πŸ’ͺ Enjoy the 8 week check in peeps and seeing the changes since day 1 😍 keep up the amazing work and smash this next phase! 😍πŸ’ͺ yyyyiiiieeeeoooowwwwww

  • Stacey Bell
    14 Mar 2018
    6:25 AM

    It's mid week and check in opens soon. Next phase plans πŸ’ͺ😊 excited πŸŽ‰ great day yesterday..PBs were made and I'm so proud of myself pushing past my limits thinking I could only do so much...crazy how we think we cant do something unless we really dig deep put our minds to it and achieve it πŸ’ͺthis is what I wrote on my Instagram 😍πŸ’ͺ Absolutely enjoying the journey 😍 Today, limits were pushed and PB's were made πŸ‘Œ learning and discovering so much..beyond grateful 😍πŸ’ͺ excited for the next phase! Mindset =SOLID...Fire in me belly = BURNING LIKE WILDFIRE πŸ”₯ MIND ON A MISSION MY BODY WILL FOLLOW πŸ’ͺ #maxineschallenge18 #surprisingmyself #sograteful #pushingpastthoselimits Seriously feeling amazing! Yes I still have fat in places but trying my damn hardest to get rid of it and if it doesn't go, well I'm not going to dwell on it, I know I am giving it my all with nutrition and training and will finish this challenge with no if's or but's. Hope everyone is having a fantastic start to week 8...embrace your changes both body and mind and keep your focus super strong πŸ’ͺ this phase is where the magic happens πŸŽ‰ Enjoy and do yourself proud peeps! Believe you can and will do this πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ

  • Stacey Bell
    9 Mar 2018
    7:07 PM

    Awesome week training wise this week. Feeling stronger and upping the weights 😍πŸ’ͺ Food still 100% and mindset so strong. Busy arvo today...pic says it all πŸ˜‰ too tired to write anymore. Have a great weekend BEAUTIFUL peeps...just have to prep my lunches now, then its time for this Mama to unwind once all kids are asleep in bed. Most likely fall asleep once I hit the pillow 😴 Keep that focus strong, keep reaching for those goals. Keep believing in YOU 😍 Night all x

  • Stacey Bell
    6 Mar 2018
    2:44 PM

    Still dealing with sickness in this household..dodging it all as I so do not want to catch anything 😯 so workouts are happening in my garage when I can get them done. Food is 100% to plan. Husband had day off today and had Hangi Pit Fish n chips for lunch...usually Id be smashing those in my face πŸ˜‚ but I didnt even want ti eat one, dont get me wrong they smelt and looked amazing..but my temptations arent for those foods ...i happily ate my prepped lunch enjoying every mouthful 😊 washed down with some recover as my body is sore! Hahaha but I have to say I am so flippin proud of my efforts this far in this challenge. The comments oh my gosh Stace your widdling away πŸ˜’ or dont get any smaller blah blah I just brush off, as this challenge is for me...I want to be where I wanna be and I will get there..and will not let anyone or any comment dampen my spirit. Sooo 400 reps βœ…πŸ€’πŸ’ͺ JD's Leg workout done yesterday..If you havent done it try it (it's on the forum) ..Jelly leg central, sweat factor outta control πŸ˜“ walking funny BUT so happy I pushed past the "happy" pain πŸ˜‰ and got it done. This is what its about...no excuses..pushing past those limits we have on ourselves..."If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you" and that's what we are all here for..Change 😊πŸ’ͺ this by far was the toughest leg workout I have done. So to complete it was an unreal feeling! Pics below show you the look of either nauseous or on the verge of crying πŸ˜―πŸ˜‚ and my little girl just woke up as so finished. Not a good sleep last night due to my son coughing most of the night poor boy and then the little one waking at 1am for a bottle then made her way to our bed an hour later 😴 so hopefully early to bed tonight. Anyway, had a great chest, arms and abs workout in the garage this morning 😍 my little lady interrupting it a couple times but it's so cute she babbles her baby talk and softly touches the weights and trys to copy what I am doing 😍πŸ’ͺ Right time for another arm workout of folding the washing πŸ˜‚ then off to get my big girl from school. Hope everyone is having a great start to the week. Can't believe we are in week 7! Time is seriously flying 😯 Keep those goals in your sights always and keep your focus strong beautiful peeps 😍 and do not let anyone else's opinions on your journey affect you....Believe in yourself and make yourself damn proud 😍πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    2 Mar 2018
    5:08 PM

    Flex Friday πŸ’ͺ far out...workouts nearly didnt happen..not having any luck these past couple of weeks with sick kids πŸ˜” buggar all sleep last night and dealing with other personal stuff got my head all blah to say the least. But seriously how amazing is working out!! Lifting and letting out my frustrations in the garage (as couldnt get to gym today) keeps this Mama sane!!! 😍 Did cardio this morning then once the littlest one had a sleep I went straight back into the garage to do Back and shoulders..wow wee! Love working shoulders 😍 then thought stuff it I'm already here may as well do JD's 15min arm workout. If you havent heard of it look on the forum under training 😯 it is a burner for sure πŸ’ͺ...sweat, swear words and struggling but got it done. And feel so good I finished it. My mind has been flat dealing with stuff at home etc but I'm always trying to stay positive and not let negative things get me down..as in the past thats when I'd reach for junk food and sit there scoffing my face. So to see where Im at now..I have to say I am proud of myself, sticking to the training and nutrition 100%... the focus is super strong and my goals are like a permanent fixture in my head now so I am always striving each day and working towards those 😍 as I said before the challenge started, I'm going to be like a Bull in a China shop and not let anything or anyone get me off track to reach my goals ...and 6 weeks in...nothing has πŸ’ͺ Just keep focusing on why you started peeps, what you want to achieve for yourself, what your goals are for yourself, as they are yours for the taking...as this is for you! This is YOUR journey...keep pushing keep believing in yourself and always keep enjoying your journey πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ Yes some days are much harder than others but getting through those only makes us stronger πŸ’ͺ MIND ON A MISSION MY BODY WILL FOLLOW 😍 Have a great weekend and stay strong beautiful peeps 😘

  • Stacey Bell
    24 Feb 2018
    8:32 AM

    It's the weekend and come Monday we are heading into Week 6! Wow wee time is flying. Hope everyone is loving their journey 😊 be Proud of yourselves every step of the way! 😍 Just inhaled breakfast so waiting for that to digest so I can get into the garage and get some cardio done. No gym as my son is still sick πŸ˜” but that's what we have to do is adapt to different situations that arise, no excuses aye πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ 4% of your day πŸ’ͺ Ive read people wanting it to be Week 12 already as they want to see those big changes, that's great, but all in good time 😊This is a journey, enjoy it, we are constantly learning things about ourselves along the way..some days harder than others but each day we are becoming stronger both body and mind...and if its baby steps its still in the right direction for change 😊 keep believing in yourself... and whatever you do...do not quit πŸ’ͺ Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend... keep that focus super strong 😍πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    18 Feb 2018
    3:40 PM

    End of week 4...New week, New Plans! Who's excited? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š I am. Looking forward to the change up in both nutrition and training. Today was an active rest day...because..well, lawns weren't going to mow themselves πŸ˜‰ Sunday roast tonight, Chicken done on the Weber coated in spices...drooling already and its a few hours away till yes time πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ not gonna lie, do miss my roast potatoes as they used to be my fav food...but I cope πŸ˜‚ Check in done Friday so thought I'd post pics today and did measurements and 23cm in total ..gone πŸ’ͺ Hope everyone is proud of themselves for their achievements these past 4 weeks! 😊 remember changes happen at diff times for everyone..dont lose that focus...BELIEVE IN YOURSELF 😍😍😍

  • Stacey Bell
    16 Feb 2018
    1:22 PM

    Looking all the check ins over on the FB page and in journals. Everyone is doing amazing! Remember its only the first check in..and we are our worst critics to see any changes.. but changes are def happening peeps, even if you can't see it πŸ˜‰ Everyone is different, changes happen at different speeds, just focus on you 😍😘 BELIEVE in yourself and keep pushing and keep that focus on your goal! Did pics yesterday and happy, as I no I have given it 100% in nutrition and training. Another week nearly done and Monday we start week 5! 😯 seriously, is this going so fast or is it just me πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ Right its lunch time! And I am so hungry...time to inhale this delicious feed of Kumara, chicken and veges 😍 Have a great weekend all πŸ‘ Mind on a mission my body will follow πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    14 Feb 2018
    1:38 PM

    1st check in is open! Wow wee these past 4 weeks have flown by. Got to go to the gym last night! After being at home with 2 sick kids I was amping to go 😍 FIT45 and boy was it an intense workout as the humidity was unreal! As its held outside at my gym...walked outta the gym looking like Id showered in my clothes πŸ˜‚ this morning did RPM πŸ‘Œ Hope everyone has a good day today.. my husband and I dont celebrate Valentine's Day.. so nothing special happening here..For tea will be chicken on bbq with veges and an amazing mug cake for dessert πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ Well peeps its 4 weeks into changing old habits and respecting your body and loving what you it can do, fueling it with all those nutritious foods 😍 Some might not see massive changes yet but your insides are def thanking you! So Happy Valentine's Day to yourselves..be proud and keep believing in yourselves 😍πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    13 Feb 2018
    7:04 AM

    When your little ones are your mirrors 😍

  • Stacey Bell
    8 Feb 2018
    8:37 PM

    Nearing the end of the week. Staying positive even though have one sick baby and dealing with well, adult businessy stuff....nearly.had a wee melt down everything was getting to me..but safe to say nutrition 100% even though those amazing gooey bowls of bliss (mugcakes) taste like I'm cheating πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ seriously prob would have lost the plot by now if it wasn't for those beauties. Had a great workout this morning thank goodness. Def gave it my all hahaha anger might have fueled that session πŸ˜‰ but feeling happy now πŸ˜‚ good old gym therapy session πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ Babies asleep, other 2 kids nearly asleep then MUG CAKE TIME 😍 then much needed sleep..fingers crossed the little one sleeps the whole night tonight 🀞 So focused and determined and staying positive πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘no matter how sleep deprived I am 😯 Hope everyone is having a great Week 3 πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    5 Feb 2018
    2:43 PM

    Wow wee start of Week 3 and feeling amazing 😍 hope everyone is feeling so good πŸ’ͺ even with so much broken sleep the past 3 nights I have alllllllll this energy and so much positivity flowing through my veins πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ Massive arvo of Food Prep done yesterday.. chicken and veges galore 😍 changed my Monday to Tuesday so did chest,shoulders and abs after doing RPM class 😊 shoulders are my fav to train, so yes that means the dredded legs day is tomorrow 😯 So we are over halfway now to the first check in peeps...keep that focus strong πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ surround yourself with positivity and keep chasing those goals 😍πŸ’ͺ

  • Stacey Bell
    1 Feb 2018
    3:05 PM

    Another great day at the gym...πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ was just going to do back,arms and and and my super fit friend said she was going to do RPM by herself (she used to teach it) and not thinking me said oh cool I'll join you 😯😯😯 flippin brutal!!! So tired and about to go get the 2 older ones from school..then home to devour a mug cake. These mug cakes are my highlights every arvo and night 😍😍 they keep me sane πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Yesterday's gym session was cardio so did RPM so not as brutal as today's one..but walked outta class like I had showered in my clothes as usual πŸ˜‰ tried to attempt a chin up..got off the ground πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ flip they are hard..being 175cm and 80kg prob doesnt help oh and the fact Im weak πŸ˜‚ but got some pics to look back at in a few weeks and see if I can get a few cms higher πŸ˜‰ Hope everyone is having a great week 2 and keeping strong especially that mind 😊πŸ’ͺpast the halfway mark of week 2...yieeooowww πŸŽ‰ Stay positive and keep believing in yourself 😍

  • Stacey Bell
    30 Jan 2018
    6:00 PM

    Wow wee Week 2... this is what I put on my Instagram πŸ˜“ ...this could have so happened today but I'm proud to say no it did not! πŸ’ͺ bit of a emotional morning due to lack of sleep, 2 emotional kids dealing with different situations at a new school, myself questioning a few things and an over stayer headache in tow and could have just gone home and eaten my emotions...BUT NOT THIS TIME! Drove to the gym even though all the way there my throbbing mind kept saying turn around.... but I knew I just had to go get this workout done not just for the body but for the mind. This workout was done at only 60% but it got done...will I make up for that another day...Flip Yes!! πŸ’ͺ some days are rough as guts and we could just let the negative over power us and we react in a negative way. In the past that would have been junk food... but its how you react to it thats what matters... so try stay positive, keep that focus, and look at the bigger picture 😊πŸ’ͺ #flipbeingaparentisatoughgig #soproudofmykids #gymkeepingthismamasane #maxineschallenge18

  • Stacey Bell
    26 Jan 2018
    4:03 PM

    Happy Australia Day peeps 😊 up early to do weights..was supposed to be cardio day but swapped Friday and Saturday around as do RPM at gym Saturday mornings 🚴 sooo hot! Loving the change in program...definitely testing me..day 5 and body so sore, tired and exhausted but keep on pushing on πŸ’ͺ Happy Pain πŸ˜‰ Stay strong and keep that focus over the long weekend 😍 keep telling yourself all this food is still going to be there in just over 11 weeks. Don't give in to it πŸ’ͺ 5 days down πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Ž woooooo πŸŽ‰ Hope y'all had a fab day and kept to the plan 😍 remember everything will be there in over 11 weeks time...we have goals to smash peeps πŸ’ͺ...it can wait till then πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

  • Stacey Bell
    23 Jan 2018
    12:31 PM

    Wow wee feeling so sore but so happy to be back on this amazing journey with Maxines! Feel lost with her πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ Didnt get round to posting for Day 1...crazy day with kids first day if their new school, gym to do Legs Day 1 😯 wow wee feeling the pain in my buttocks and calves today πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ but it's a happy pain πŸ˜‰ Day 2 great shoulder,chest and and workout done after finally getting to the gym after school drop off which took longer as my 2 are still nervous bout being in a new school so after that, me and my youngest got in the car and drove to the gym..every single set of traffic lights we approached it went freakin red! I just had to breathe and not let it get to me...as long as I got to the gym and there was a park, I'd be happy πŸ˜‰ got to gym finally and yes There was a park! πŸŽ‰ by the time we parked up I was running into the gym dropping my daughter in the childcare..putting my headphones in and started lifting! YES! My happy place 😍😍πŸ’ͺ Hope everyone had a great first day yesterday and feeling fantastic today and are smashing your workouts! 😊😊 Keep those positive thoughts flowing through your mind peeps! You got this πŸ’ͺ

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