Week 1: Let the Journey Begin!

Allow me to introduce myself. Wait, that’s too formal already and I am definitely not formal. My name is Sarah Brodhead. I’m just another hard-working lady who loves summer, wine, shopping, a girlie movie you could watch at least a 100 times, oh and wine. I’ve lived in Grand Rapids for the last five and half years working the fourth shift as I like to call it. I co-anchor FOX 17 Morning News weekdays from 5-9 a.m. One of the most common questions I get is when do you have to go to bed and when do you wake up. I usually try and get to bed by 8:30 p.m. at the latest and the first alarm clock goes off at 1:45 a.m.; I’m at the news station at 3:00 a.m. to start my workday.


I’m telling you what my schedule is like because it makes working out and eating healthy a true challenge. I’ve always tried to eat healthy and workout when I can; that seemed to be doing the trick up until a little friend named Metabolism stopped by and decided to slow down to the pace of a snail…on a good day.


I’m going to turn 30 in December and I don’t know if it was that scary number or the viewer who will remain anonymous who tweeted me asking me if I was expecting about a month ago. (I’m not btw) Bottom line, I need to make a change in my life and it needs to be one that lasts. I’ve never really had to worry about my weight until about three years ago. My sister and niece were killed in a car accident and I lost a lot of weight really fast during the grieving process. I gained it back and then some and ever since then it’s been impossible to get back on track.


That’s where Allegro Coaching comes into play. Coach Kendra has offered to put me through an “Extreme Body Transformation.”  It’s 12-weeks of personal training, menu planning and quite honestly, the kick in the rear I need to get moving again.  I know it’s not going to be easy and knowing me, I’ll probably get discouraged and want to give up after a month. Quitting is not an option. I’m doing this because for once in my life I want to be able to wear a bikini and not nestle myself into the sand for hours without moving or standing up. I want to get into Lake Michigan for the very first time and feel confident.


So if you’re reading this…it’s supposed to be a blog of my extreme body transformation. But I’ll be honest; I’ve never blogged about anything before so these posts are going to be anything but formal. I want to be open with you guys because I know how hard it can be to get up and motivate yourself to make a change.


Hopefully with some hard work, a meal plan and a ton of dedication I can stop being tired, stop asking if I look fat in this and finally feel how fabulous life is supposed to feel.