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One of the most impactful elements of Musclebound Mama is the unwavering support of our exclusive Facebook community. Creating lasting change requires vulnerability and that is not easy. One of the ways we strive to make this leg of the journey easier for you is by providing a safe, nurturing environment to help you navigate through the often painful process of change. Our Musclebound Mama Ambassadors have been selected for their incredible enthusiasm, compassion, and bravery in undergoing their own personal transformations. They have each been Musclebound Mama clients in the past and know what it’s like to be in your shoes and are committed to helping you reach your goals.

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Meet Our Ambassadors

Talika Sheehan

Talika has been a Musclebound Mama – 60 Day Transformation Challenge participant in the past and has excelled. She’s even featured on our Challenge promotional poster! Her success was not only due to her hard work (her work ethic really is incredible) but her willingness to go the extra mile and help her fellow teammates.

Talika's Story

I have always loved the idea of being healthy and fit…and of course looking awesome in that summer dress or bikini. But even though I was hitting the gym 4-5 days a week sometimes, I wasn’t there. ‎I would try and eat healthy but really, I had no idea what I was doing. I had tried to see a nutritionist before but her meal plan was completely unrealistic for me, especially as a Type 1 Diabetic, so that failed quickly.

Then I started seeing Sophie’s posts on Facebook and noticed that she had started taking on clients so I emailed her and asked if I could join one of her challenges. Nothing gets me going like a little competition. All of us who were putting the effort in were getting SO MUCH out of it! I lost so much weight and so many inches! I’ve joined two more challenges since and while I’m not always “on program” but I always feel so much better when I am.

I absolutely LOVE to help others try to reach their goals by helping to answer questions, giving ideas, meal tips or just some extra motivation to get out of bed, put on those runners and hit the gym!

It is so great when you read those posts about how people’s clothes are too big on them or how they are eating so much and still losing weight or how great they feel and how much energy they have. By joining MBM as an ambassador, I get to do this and experience this every day and I am super excited to be here. Let’s do this!

Sarah

Sarah Palmer

Sarah is one of my favourite transformations. She came to me eating 1200 calories per day as an endurance athlete. She was slim but had very little lean tissue (muscle) due to her body using it to sustain her activity. She was so fearful of food that she wasn’t giving it what it deserved for all it did for her. Over the course of her coaching we increased Sarah’s calories slowly to well over 3000 calories per day where she became even leaner but filled out those beautiful muscles and finally gave her body what it needed to thrive.

Sarah's Story

Growing up I was heavily involved in a variety of competitive sports and had the hospital visits to prove that! I continued to be active once I had children as well, I just didn’t have as much time to dedicate to myself, having to take kids to various appointments, sports etc. I had to change how I did things, getting up early to go to the gym, buying a treadmill so that I could still run if I was alone with the kids.

I first joined Sophie’s challenge in January 2014 looking for something to help me shed a few unwanted pounds and give myself some more motivation. It was great, I learned about tracking macros, the benefits to tracking macros are many but what I like is that they allow you to be flexible with what you eat, you just control your portions. I also learned that I didn’t need to simply eat 1200 calories a day to lose weight like all the women’s health magazines seem to indicate. I ate more every week while still staying lean. This went against everything I had believed I knew prior, it was fabulous. I had more energy and felt better about myself.

I enjoy sharing health and fitness tips as well as different food ideas. I like to meet new people and am still in touch with some of the ladies from my first challenge in January 2014.

I am married, and my husband and I have 4 kids between the 2 of us and 5 animals (3 cats and 2 dogs!). I enjoy running, lifting weights, playing outside with my kids. I am looking to learn how to skateboard this summer with my 10 year old daughter.

Kimberly Crackel

Kim was a recent SUMMER Body in 60 participant. It was a pretty tight race, but while Kim didn’t take first place, her attitude and commitment to change was so encouraging that I asked her to join us as an Ambassador. For the entire challenge Kim was upbeat and positive, and among the first to encourage her teammates. It was an easy choice.

Kimberly's Story

I’ve always thought about my weight. At times, I’ve had a pretty healthy relationship with it. At others, it’s been downright miserable. I’d previously been following another nutrition program and just wasn’t getting the results I’d been hoping for. I’d stalled. Again.

Over the May long weekend, I was visiting a friend who lived in Ottawa and she looked amazing! She then introduced me to Sophie’s challenges. All the stars lined up. I just squeaked into her Summer Body in 60 Challenge. The best part? I was successful. Sophie’s program gave me what I had been missing in all (and there were lots) of my weight loss attempts. She taught me how to eat. To make sure I was getting the right combinations of food for me. To not look at missteps as an excuse to give up but rather to learn from them and figure out why I made those choices.

This journey continues for me. I have 2 wonderful children – almost 3 and almost 6. I want to be the best example for them. I want them both to have healthy relationships with food. I have an amazing husband, I want to be healthy and around for a long time to be with him.

Currently, I work as an event planner at Conestoga College. I love my job and being around the students. They really see amazing bunch! I grew up in New Brunswick, went to school in Ontario, moved to Calgary then have been back in Ontario since 2008. Besides hanging with the fam, I’m an avid reader (my goal is one book a week and I’m always up for recommendations), love travelling and enjoying a great glass of red wine.

Shawna Abbotts

Shawna has been a 60-DAY CHALLENGE participant in the past. She was always so enthusiastic and encouraging that I knew she’d be a great fit for this amazing team. Shawna brings with her, experience in working on the emotional component to the fat loss  & wellness process which makes her an incredible asset to this group.

Shawna's Story

I met Sophie at the gym and I was in awe of her the moment I saw her. She was so fit and so healthy, and I quickly learned all about her, her business and what she had to offer me. I went into my first challenge in September 2015. I loved it and I went from 217lbs to 195lbs in 8-weeks so moving over as a 1:1 client was a no brainer. I loved the program and flourished in it. I continued with her for 18 months and got down to 170 but as well as things were going I wasn’t satisfied I wanted to lose more and more and it was never fast enough.

Sophie quickly identified that there was some emotional work that needed to be done and she encouraged me to work with someone who could help me. She asked me to take another journey and that was to start facing my emotional health and well being.  I learned that this transformation was the hardest one but I was determined to be happy with myself for who I was and not what I was. I wanted to be happy with myself DURING the physical transformation not just at the end.

With the 6 months of therapy (just the beginning I’m sure) and 30 pounds gained I was ready to do this again, properly this time. So, I signed up for the latest challenge in September 2017, and now 15 pounds down and loving myself for all the wonderful things that I am despite what the scale says. I am nowhere near finished this journey and I’m continuing my way day by day. My entire life up till now has been about weight and I’ve missed out on so much it’s time to reclaim my life!

I love supporting everyone and offering others a chance to make significant changes with mind, body, and food!   Never have I loved a program more than this one. So happy my path once crossed with Musclebound Mama.