Month 6: #Cinchspiration Weight Loss Update

I’ve done it, I’ve reached the sixth month of my Cinch program and I’m awful proud of it!  I’ve spent the past six months going through my personal work out boot camp while on the Cinch program and sharing that on a public stage.  You’ve been able to see my struggles as I’ve tried to find balance in living a healthy life as a mom.  The world has been able to watch my ups and downs through their computer screens.  The goal, besides reviewing the Cinch program, was to inspire and show how life’s challenges can be overcome. Of course, the ultimate goal was to learn how to eat and live a healthy lifestyle and to pass those values and habits on to my family.   Now for some fun before and after pictures!!  

Before and After

Okay so I know that these facial pictures don’t show a major difference but the difference is huge to me.  You see, my face has always been chubby and always will be.  Growing up my family use to comfort me by saying that the baby fat on my face would go away as I got older.  If it hasn’t gone away yet I don’t think it ever will.  Even when I weighed around 100 pounds I’ve had a face chubbier than some women who weighed double what I did.  It’s something I have to live with and I’m okay with that.  However, I did gain some weight in my face when I was pregnant and I’m excited to slowly be losing it.  It might not be a dramatic difference for you to see but it makes a HUGE difference in how I feel about myself.  I love it!

I’m sad to say that I don’t have before and after pictures for you just yet.  I have them!  Well, sort of.  I took before pictures and I’ve taken after pictures but the before pictures are stuck on a computer that freezes as soon as we restart it.  I’m really sad about this.  We’ll be taking the computer to get it fixed soon and you can bet that I’ll be showing them off when I get the pictures back!  I’m excited to see the before and after pictures side by side for myself.  I would show you the after picture now but it’s really not that impressive unless you saw what I looked like before.  I still don’t have an athletic build with 6 pack abs but I know that I look better than I did.  I sure feel better anyway! Update: I have pictures for you!!!  Yay!

Before and After

I’ll be honest, when I eat healthier I have more energy. Always!  I might not always like to admit it but it’s true.  I’ll take any extra bit of energy I can get.  Sure eating a candy bar and drinking a pop {or soda, or coke, or whatever} will give me a temporary bit of energy but it’s temporary and it’s usually followed by a sugar crash.  Skipping the sugary sweets alone has helped with my energy but the metabolism boosting Cinch supplement is there to give me an extra oomph.  Plus, their amazing snack bars are a great alternative to a sugary snack.  They have something magical in them that helps keep me fuller longer.  They’re great!

Are you ready to hear how much I lost?  Drum roll please…….

I’ve lost 25 pounds AND 24 inches!

I have to say, “Results and experiences are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of Shaklee 180 can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week.”

That’s more than my kid weighs!  That’s pretty significant for me.  While I can rejoice in this small victory I’m not finished yet.  I still have weight that I want to lose and muscle that I want to tone up.  I hope you’ll continue to follow me on my weight loss/inch loss journey even though my official blogging time with the Cinch program has reached it’s end.

Come and see my final Cinchspiration video here on YouTube if the video doesn’t load below!

I’d like to close by saying a big THANK YOU to the Shaklee program for this opportunity and to Sommer for being such a wonderful friend and cheerleader through it all.

The Cinch™ program {which now goes by the name of Shaklee 180} was provided to me free of charge for 6 months in exchange for my honest opinion!  The posts I’ve written have been 100% my own and have not been edited by Shaklee.  No other compensation was received.

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Congratulations!! I’m so proud of you 🙂 you’re such an inspiration 🙂

  2. Tammy Berbells says

    Congrats! You look great! I have a round face too and I feel like no one can see when I lose weight…even me!

    • Thank you!! It’s hard isn’t it? Well, I think you’re beautiful anyway! I promise I never even noticed you having a full face.

  3. Congratulations – You look amazing!!
    I had to laugh when I read that you lost more than little E weighs!

  4. Ashley – you look AMAZING! Congrats! Keep up the great work! I am glad you FEEL better, that is what is MOST important!

  5. You look GREAT, Ashley! Awesome job!

  6. Danielle F says

    Wow that’s awesome! You look great! I really need to bookmark this as inspiration. Congrats and keep it up!

  7. Congratulations to you, Ashley! We have been following a healthier eating plan plus exercise for the past five days. My husband has lost four pounds and I have lost 1. This is when I get discouraged to see the difference. But I feel better so I will keep it up. 🙂

    • Oh, don’t get discouraged! For some reason men lose weight faster than women. Keep it up, losing 1 pound a week is actually the recommended pace! You can do it!

  8. Jennifer Clay says

    You look great!

  9. Oh my gosh..Ashley! You look amazing! Hey, I know what you mean about the face thingy..I’ve got it too LOL 🙂

  10. You look awesome!

  11. Nicole Elliott says

    Wow! Great job! 😀 You look awesome! And I totally hear ya…I haven’t been able to eat right/work out for the past few weeks (we’ve all been super sick) and it’s amazing how much of a difference it’s made it my energy levels!!

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