Hello there! My name is Jamie Carter, and I’m a wife, full bread Texan, passionate woman who loves Jesus, people, all things sports related, and the color pink. I graduated from the great Texas A&M University (Whoop!) and currently live in North Texas with my new husband. For the record, married life is the best life! My life has changed dramatically this past year; not only marriage, but physically, mentally, and spiritually. For as long as I can remember, I had struggled with self-image and confidence. I’ve never been overweight, but I have never been happy with what I saw in the mirror or satisfied with the numbers I saw on the scale. I used to spend 1.5 hours in the gym; but matter how hard I worked, I never could seem to find confidence in my body. I was always “on a diet” or “trying to lose those 5 pounds”. I have had a completely UNHEALTHY view of myself. Last summer, I bought T25 to prep for my family vacation. I did see some results, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with the program (Of course right?!). I did NOT follow the meal plan completely and did NOT utilize my coach. I didn’t think I needed a coach, I’ve worked out my whole life. A couple months later, I reconnected with a girl from college because she had been posting about Shakeology. I didn’t know ANYONE else who drank shakeology, so I was excited to talk about my obsession with it. She then started telling me about the 21 Day Fix and how much she loved it. I decided I would try it out to help prep for the wedding. She added me to her support group, and THAT’S when it changed. I wasn’t involved at first but after the first week, I saw that the other girls in the group were just like me… they were real women who struggle and who are not perfect; they didn’t just want a “fad” diet… they wanted REAL change! I really dove into those groups and it was SO rewarding. These women would show up day in and day out with encouragement when I was struggling, celebrations when I would hit a goal, and stories to show that we are all human. They helped me realize that it’s okay to enjoy chocolate and have cheat meals; they helped me believe that my body was beautiful no matter what the scale says; they helped me realize that I can be confident in how I look and most importantly I CAN achieve my goals because I am strong. I became a BeachBody coach back in March; I have loved every minute of it, and have learned so much. The biggest thing I have learned is CONFIDENCE. Confidence in my body, confidence in my progress, confidence in my journey, confidence in my strength. I know as a woman, we all have insecurities, no matter what size you are. We all want that flat stomach and round butt. Well I want to show all of you that you are beautiful no matter what size you are. You DON’T have to kill yourself and stop eating… You CAN have the body you’ve always wanted. So, I post all of this to say, I want to be YOUR SUPPORT day in and day out, encouraging you and pushing you forward towards your goals. I want you to know that you are strong and beautiful, and that no matter what life throws at you...You are loved! I am so excited to team up with Gilded Glamour each week to post work outs, recipes, fitness tips, and motivation! I hope you'll join us on our lifestyle and fitness journey!