Hi, my name is Katherine Sheverava.
I’m the founder of Fit + Happy and the mom of two amazing kids.
I gained 40 pounds during my second pregnancy. It was 3 years since I was diagnosed with Hashimoto — an autoimmune thyroid disease. One of the symptoms of this disease is weight gain and difficulty in losing weight.
I felt miserable, unhealthy, and unhappy. I knew exactly why I gained weight. It was my own choice to allow myself to eat whatever my eyes and brain wanted. Being pregnant was my excuse.
After giving birth to my sweet son, I realized I was not who I wanted to be, and, most importantly, I didn’t feel how I wanted to feel. I made the decision to change my health and the way I looked by changing my lifestyle — once and forever.
I didn’t want being “a mom of two kids” or having a Hashimoto to be an excuse for being overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy. I knew I deserved more! I believed there was another way of being “a mom of two” and that it’s possible to lose weight, keep it off, and feel amazing having Hashimoto. As a result, I got into the best shape in my life, even after giving birth to two kids and having Hashimoto.
My two small children became my motivation. They are why I decided to transform my lifestyle and change not only the way I looked but also the way I felt. One and a half years after I made that decision, I was strong, fit, confident, and — most importantly — all of my Hashimoto symptoms faded away and I felt amazing.
It is now five years later and I’m still maintaining my results and keeping up with my goal. This was something I was never able to do before in my life, even before having children. I have always struggled with living a consistently healthy lifestyle but, after the birth of my son, I was finally able to make permanent changes that stick. How? I changed my diet mentality to a healthy lifestyle mentality. I started to educate myself about what a healthy lifestyle really looks like. What it came down to was that I started to make small, sustainable changes to my lifestyle and I tried different things until I figured out what works for me and my body.
I knew I wanted to be fit, healthy, and happy for the rest of my life. I also knew I wanted to be a good example for my kids, especially because they are growing up in a country where more than half of the population suffers from chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. It’s now well known that a healthy lifestyle is the best way for chronic disease prevention. So I chose to change my lifestyle once and forever.
Lifestyle changes take time, effort, and patience — but it’s worth it! Because my health and the health of my family are worth it.
I figured out how to make permanent changes to my life that actually stick. Now I empower other women to find their own way to a healthier version of themselves.
Want to learn how I can help you make permanent changes and see long-term results?