Fit by Labor Day Challenge: Before & After Pictures

Here are our before and after pictures -before on the left, after on the right- for our 8 week Fit by Labor Day Challenge! (More of the original before pictures are here.I am so proud of all of you!  You are a motivation and inspiration to others. Truly, I hope you know that. Just by putting your progress pictures up for everyone to see, you are already motivating at least one person. You should be very proud of yourselves!

You look amazing!

What I love about so many pictures that I see here, is not only the result of weight loss, but the confidence, the self esteem increase, the renew of health, and those smiles on your faces. The proof is in your picture my friends! Way to go!!

Oh, and about that frolicking around in our bikinis drinking pink margaritas? You bring the boom box (anything but Elmo or Baby Einstein please)  and lounge chairs. I’ll provide the margaritas and chips n’ dip.  Say, my place? Wednesday at 8? Great. See you then! Tell, er ask your husbands to take care of the kids. Remind them that you gave birth and now you look smokin’.  You can’t top that!

Many of you have asked if we’ll be doing another Body After Baby Challenge and the answer is absolutely yes!  I’m still trying to work out a few details, but I guarantee it’s going to be awesome. I’ve got some fantastic prizes lined up as well!  Stay tuned for more information in the next couple weeks.


Nodak Mama. Lost 9 pounds and 2 inches off waist

Courtney. Lost 14 pounds.

Elizabeth. Lost 10 pounds.

Janet. Lost 3 pounds & 2 inches off hips.

Nancy. Lost 27 pounds.

Samantha. Lost 4 pounds.

Beth. Lost 10 pounds.

Jennifer. Lost 5+ pounds and eating healthier.

Mary Beth.


Anna. Lost 7 pounds.



Annie. Lost 8 pounds. 
Sarah. Lost 8 pounds. 
Emily. Lost 5 pounds. 
Jamie. Lost 6.5 pounds. 

Who do you think looks the most different? Besides just numbers- who’s the biggest change? Leave your response in the comments!

Fantastic job mamas! You guys rock! Thanks to all who participated!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

23 thoughts on “Fit by Labor Day Challenge: Before & After Pictures

  1. wow everyone looks so great!

    For the most changed I would probably say Nancy, Annie, Courtney, or Mary Beth. They really all look good!!!

  2. Wow, if you do another one I def. want to join in..I need to lose at least 25lbs!

    I see the most change in Courtney, Elizabeth and Nancy..Everyone looks great though!

  3. Definitely the most visible change is Courtney. But I can see the improvement in you as well. But my heart and kudos go out to Nancy! 27 pounds is a huge change! Congratulations to her!

    I didn't get my after pictures in, but didn't have any change anyway. I have lost between 4 and 6 pounds, but my husband and I are on a path to eating better. We're not focusing on the weight loss, assuming that will come as we fix our eating habits.

    Congratulations to everyone who participated!

  4. Wow! It is so crazy to see those photos side-by-side. I was just glad to be back in jeans comfortably again- in a size smaller even! Thanks everyone for the encouragement! It was a fun challenge!

    Nancy looks awesome- 27 lbs is great! MaryBeth also looks great- you can see how toned her tummy has become! And I LOVE the huge grin on Annie's face- that's the best part!

    I'm looking forward to what lies ahead!

  5. While all the mamas look wonderful I'd have to say the most change is in Nancy and Courtney! You guys look AMAZING! Great job everybody! YAY for us 🙂

  6. I think the biggest change is obviously in Courtney! Wow!

    I am also doing an 8 week weight loss program and have lost 17 pounds so far! I have 4 weeks left, so these girls have gave me an extra boost of confidence for the remainder of my “journey”!

  7. Wow! Everyone looks great!!!
    I am having my baby any day now, so I can't wait to join the next group when my Dr gives me the green light to work out!

  8. Wow, I am so honored to have been mentioned twice…I'm blushing! This was an amazing experience! It got me healthier, happier and a ton more active. My goal was to fit into my pre pregnancy clothes, and now they are too loose! (I have lost another pound…so 9 pounds and counting!_

    I agree….Courtney's change is amazing but Nancy's just blows my mind. A tie for both of them! I hope they both get the “prize” even though every single one of us had a change and we all deserve a huge round of applause.

    You gals look awesome! Way to go!

  9. Yay, everyone! I am so proud of Nancy, and Courtney, Chanda, and Holly have very noticeable differences too! Great work!

    I vow to do better…I have 50 more lbs to go, lol…doing a 30 day no-fast-food challenge with some friends now(no biggie, we don't eat out anyway!), just need to get back into the dreaded Shred….

  10. Wow, I am so impressed!
    I love Annie's look… so happy and confident, makes me smile.
    Courtney is the one with the biggest body change, definately, but Nancy is really cool too, and Mary-Beth and Beth and your belly is great and and and. THe're al wonderfull!!!

    Great thing that you started this whole body after baby thing. It's really inspiring.

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