She’s Losing It!

Available on this Thanksgiving weekend!

Available on this Thanksgiving weekend!

She’s Losing Itis a blog (and now a book!) about my journey of transforming my size 14 body, at age 38, into a bikini body in five months by entering a female bodybuilding competition.  The book is like Pumping Iron, only if Tina Fey played Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ultimately it’s a Rocky for moms who want to laugh while combining strength training with potty training.

A brief history…

Three years ago I was also going through a tough time in my life.  When my doctor told me I was borderline obese I was shocked; I just thought I was chubby.  Just as everything in my life was falling apart, an invitation to my 20th high school reunion came in the mail (of course!)

With my daughter, Rylee

With my daughter, Rylee

It was time to take drastic measures.  So at age 38 and 50 lbs. overweight I decided to enter a bodybuilding bikini competition.  (‘Cause when you’re middle aged and borderline obese is there really a better time to enter a bikini competition?)  With the help of personal trainer Daniel Rufini, I lost 50 lbs. and re-evaluated my life in the process.

Today, at 40+, I’ve kept the weight off, became a certified personal trainer and am training to become a professional bikini competitor.  (I just came in 3rd place at my last show!)
I wrote “She’s Losing It!” to encourages moms to know it is possible to get your groove back, and hopefully inspire women to give bodybuilding a try.  Here’s a quick trailer:

 Praise for She’s Losing It!

“The best New Year/New You motivational book!” – Statesman Social

Dave Goodin

Dave Goodin

“A lively, motivational memoir likely to find an enthusiastic readership. . . . Traugott’s . . . humor is charmingly open . . . readers will no doubt be inspired by her likability and perseverance.” — Kirkus Reviews

“She’s Losing It is a fun read and a great inspiration for anyone interested in making a foray into the world of fitness. Getting fit should be fun and Lisa got it right!”

——Dave “The Texas Shredder” Goodin, monthly columnist for Ironman Magazine, and IFBB, WNBF and IFPA Pro Bodybuilder

Melissa Merritt Coker

Melissa Merritt Coker

“This book reveals the truth about what it’s like to be an overweight woman who wants to regain control of her life AND what it’s really like to prepare for a bodybuilding competition. Lisa’s ability to be candid and self-deprecating make her story so relatable and undeniably hilarious! I’m recommending this book to every client of mine, especially those considering a competition!”

——Melissa Merritt Coker, personal trainer, nutrition & wellness coach,    Ms. Figure America ’08, wife and mommy


Jamie Walker

“Incredible and authentic. Anyone who wants to truly change their life for the better will love Lisa’s story and tips for getting there—losing the weight, keeping it off and finding happiness.”

——Jamie Walker, CEO and Founder, SweatGuru & FitApproach


Buy your copy on today! (c) 2012-2014 Lisa Traugott.  All rights reserved.  No portion of this blog, including any text, photographs, and artwork, may be reproduced or copied without written permission.

6 responses on “She’s Losing It!

  1. Amazing book. I just read it and want to let you know that what you have achieved is truly incredible. You are an inspiration to me.

  2. I am so impressed! This is a must read for every woman who feel like they have lost control. Sometimes we do look in the mirror and wonder what happened to me?

    • Thanks so much, Quanita! Yes, sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder where I went any why this middle aged chick is standing there instead, lol.

  3. Lisa! I’m about half way through your book, and I love it! Stumbled across your blog and had to read your book! You’re truly inspiring, a talented writer and all aground great 😄

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