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Chances are you already have heard of Bookieboo aka Leah Segedie. She's the mastermind behind the online weight loss community called Mamavation. Leah is an inspiration to moms everywhere--she lost over 170 lbs! And keeps it off with a healthy diet and regular workouts (she's a big Tae Bo enthusiast). This WAHM is all over the blogospehre as a spokesmom and social media consultant.

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Fit Mom Profile: Leah Segedie

Leah Segedie's Fitness Resume

This 31-year-old mom of two is pretty much a force of nature. So if you've got weight to lose or KEEP off read on about how this Los Angles mom of two does it and be sure to follow her at and

  • Fitness goal: Tone body
  • Biggest fitness accomplishment: Lost over 170 lbs.

I like working out: 

a.) alone

b.) with groups

Both. Alone is when I do most of it with DVDs or running, but Tae Bo classes with friends have more energy and motivate me more. That is where I really push myself.
a.) alone

You can find me:

a.) at the gym

b.) outdoors

c.) in front of my favorite DVD

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d.) with my wii

All of the above.

My favorite time of the day to workout: 9am (after coffee of course)

My sneaky fitness trick: Hmmm...I don't know any tricks. Most of the time I'm just busting my ass.

Why I workout: I love the feeling of empowerment it gives me. It also makes me more patient with family & friends. I feel like a better mom afterwards. Oh, and I love the endorphins. :)

Favorite fitness brand (shoe, apparel, etc.):Earth Footwear, Victoria Secrets sports bras, and anything on the rack at TJ Maxx for workout clothes.

I'd like to try more kickboxing this year to keep my routine fresh.

A typical week's worth of workouts looks like: 3-4 DVDs at home and one hour class with friends, and then possibly running with jogging stroller to mix it up. (But that would take the place of a DVD.)

I stay motivated by: Looking at my children. I want to model healthy behavior for them so they won't grow up overweight like I did.

If you don't want to be in the limelight, check out the Mamavation Sistahood-- a group of moms learning healthy living and supporting each other in weight loss. All of the Sistas have lost weight and are learning more and more about healthy living.

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