Hi, I'm Erica Lugo

People Ask:

“What Made You Want to Do It?”

Erica Lugo's son, Connor, kissing her on the cheek

Being a Mom

For starters, I wanted to be an active mother to my beyond-handsome, rambunctious, witty son, Connor. I knew I had to change my life when he asked me to play with him (not even two feet away) and the thought of getting my ass off the sofa was dreadful. That was a terrible feeling, and situation, on so many levels. This was the beginning.

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Loving Myself

Secondly, I wanted to be me—the woman I felt on the inside. This woman, who loves fashion, couldn’t even fit into a Moo Moo dress. I was pushing a size-30 at Lane Bryant and wearing a 3-4x top. Clothes were becoming limited and I hated it. When I started, I weighed over 320+ lbs. Since I’m about 5’11”, people couldn’t tell how much I REALLY weighed, but the scale never lied to me. Thirdly, I wanted to become Mrs. Vince Vaughn.

I Like a Challenge

Going in, I only knew the basics: less calories in, more calories out. That’s a rule I follow to this day. I don’t have a cook, nanny, or trainer—I’m all 3. Plus, I don’t have a sugar daddy… yet, so I don’t have all the money in the world to make it rain on products like shakes and pills. Also, let’s face it, that junk has been around for years, but it doesn’t work long term and I wanted this weight gone forever! So, I logged the man-hours, maintained portion control, worked hard, and made sure to have a ton of fun! I’m not here to sell you junk you won’t use or tell you everything is going to be okay. It won’t be. You’re going to have days where you want to give up, where you’re going to say “Screw it, I’d rather be large.” I know. I was there and still have some of those days myself. I’m here to show you and help you keep this as simple and real as possible.

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My Approach

If you really want to get fit, you have to start by learning to appreciate yourself in the current state you’re in, first and foremost. The person you are today should get all the credit for creating who you’ll be tomorrow. Why? Because it takes courage and girl, you’ve already got it!

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Erica's Quick Start Guide to Getting Fit

This eBook was written with you in mind and it’s loaded with insights from my own weight-loss journey, including mental prep, training tips, sample exercises, time management hacks, and tons of personal journal entries!