I’m a Bonafide Werqaholic

So I’ve not been blogging as much lately as I normally would–I’m sure that, after last week’s post, you’ll probably understand why. While I’ve been filling out paperwork, making appointments with our doctor, and fundraising my little tush off, I’ve also been quietly trying to lose weight.

I’m sure you remember the obligatory first of the year post? The one that is inevitably filled with all the wonderful things I planned to accomplish in 2014? As is always the case in posts like that one, weight loss was one of those goals. I snuck it in there, just between getting published and having a baby. (Yes, I’m an over-achiever.) When I published that post, I wasn’t really sure I’d be able to accomplish any of those things. But so far, 2014 has been good to me. And, well, I’ve been good to me too.

I’m proud to announce that, since January 7 (my official start date), I’ve dropped TWENTY POUNDS!



Go Me!!! Woo!!!

Here’s the thing: this time has been different. This time, there’s no pressure on me to lose weight so I can successfully procreate. I’ve found a weight loss buddy that keeps me honest and supports me 100%, all while being compassionate and wonderful (rather than like the drill sergeants in my past.) And miraculously, I’ve found a form of exercise that doesn’t just work for me, it’s SO MUCH FUN. I actually look forward to going to the gym 3 times a week to shake my bootie with the girls. Werq is like a sweat-inducing, ab-shaping, bootie-bumping dance party, disguised as a high-impact cardio workout. And. I. Freakin’. LOVE IT.

I feel stronger, sexier, healthier, and best of all, smaller, than ever before. I’m not gonna lie, I’m feeling a bit like She-Ra. (Any excuse to bust out my favorite photoshop job, EVERπŸ™‚


When it comes to weight loss, I won’t make any bold statements or predictions about my future. Why? Because my past journeys have been so bumpy and have all ended, ultimately, with failure. But with the support of Brian and my weight loss buddy, my new found addiction to a hip hop fitness class,Β and the fact that I’m doing this now because I WANT to, not because I HAVE to, I’m feeling pretty confidant this go ’round.

Who knows? Maybe this time next year I’ll be applying to become a Werq instructor. Because it’s THAT MUCH FUN, y’all. See?


Now, who wants to come visit so I can take them to my gym for a Werq-out with my favorite instructor? C’mon. You KNOW you wanna…

7 thoughts on “I’m a Bonafide Werqaholic

  1. Julie A. Steffen

    ABBY! THIS IS AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing your story and for loving WERQ!!! Stories like this inspire US to keep putting the country to WERQ!! Keep in touch as you continue your fitness journey – big congratulations on the negative 20!
    ~ Julie Steffen – WERQ Master Trainer πŸ™‚

    1. ThatGabbyAbby Post author

      Thanks so much, Julie!! I fell instantly in love with WERQ and everything it represents. It hasn’t just changed my body, but it’s changed the way I think about myself and weight loss. I’m thrilled to be able to pass the news along to my women friends who, like me, have been looking for fitness that is FUN and FUNCTIONAL! Werq absolutely fits the bill!! I’ll keep you all posted as I progress!

  2. Carrie Baughcum

    So happy for you! Not just the weight loss but how your year is going for you. It is such a fantastic feeling when things come together and just work and go smoothly. Also, how nice is it to find a workout that you love and look forward to doing. Looks like it is a blast!!!

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