My name is Penny Chadrick and this is my 3 1/2 year Thrive Experience update.
It's quite crazy what happens when you finally just choose YOU! You start to see your worth, what you were made for, what God has called you to be... I'm updating my experience because I want other moms and women who feel like I used to, to know that there is so much hope, and you DESERVE every bit of waking up to a life you'e excited about! You deserve to look in the mirror and be proud, you deserve to FEEL better than you have in years, and believe me, you can!
I didn't believe it for a long time myself, until I was at rock bottom. My heaviest weight, living life in my pajamas and yoga pants, eating my feelings day in and day out, hopeless and helpless as to how to be a better me, a better mom, and a better wife.
Until I finally just tried something different! I honestly didn't think proper nutrition was what I was missing, but I had nothing to lose, so I said, "Okay, let me try it." Little did I know, God was answering my prayers! That's just wild to me still, that 3 simple steps in the first 30 minutes of my day brought me from the tired, grumpy, stressed out me I was for so long to who I am today.
To say I am thankful doesn't even being to express it! You see the changes in me over the last 3 1/2 years, over 100 pounds gone, clear skin, the happy in my demeanor! But if you could only see what it's done for me as a person. Oh and did I mention, I've had another baby in that 3 1/2 years, so I actually have MORE to do and still feel WAY better! Now I'm the mom I was made to be, present for my kids, not just a "maybe later" mom like I was for so long.
Our family stays busy and we have so much fun now! I'm the wife my husband needs and deserves, I cook real meals and sing and dance in the kitchen! I wake up with a smile and a kick the days butt attitude. I take on home renovation projects all the time because I have the energy to be a mom to 4 and get EXTRA stuff done! And I'm just a better me, I'm proud of the woman I've become over the last few years. I've accomplished so much and have so much left to do.