Young Mom Finds the Venus Factor to Be A Way of Life Instead Of a Means to an End

Today we are honored to listen to Dom who placed seventh in the 7th Venus Index Transformation Contest.

Dom found a system that works for her even while raising two young children under two years old.

Dom found a system that works for her even while raising two young children under two years old.


Check out her beautiful transformation pictures:

Dom before the 12 week contest

Dom before the 12 week contest


Dom's contest stats.

Dom’s contest stats.


Dom after the 12 week contest

Dom after the 12 week contest.


Read what Dom wrote about her experience with the Venus Factor:

Finally, this is something that works for me. As a work at home mom of 2 kids younger than 2, I was looking for something simple but real. Not just a quick fix, but a way of life that would fit into my life.

I found that in the Venus index. I like that there is science behind it, it is not just a fad or trend, I can approach it on my terms. And most of all, it works! Prior to joining the VI community I exercised exclusively OUT of the house. I thought I needed to GO someplace to be motivated by someone. VI has shown me that I can do this by myself, for myself. I can integrate this into my life right here at home and I can shape it to fit my needs. The principles of Eat Stop Eat really resonated with me and I love that the workouts are all laid out for you to follow.

Never having been a part of an online community prior to this I have been blown away by the amount of support on the forum. I am proud to call my Venus sisters my friends and I have been so grateful for their support 24/7 via the community and privately. Bottom line, this is the first program I have followed through with long term. I am learning to integrate it into my life slowly, and while I am not all the way to my VI metrics yet, I am working towards it at a pace that has me confident that this is a new way of life for me!

One of the things was how much I appreciate that this program is a way of life and that it has given me the tools–through both the programs (ESE and VI factor workouts) and the community, to control what I can control.

Between working, raising two little girls, taking care of my house and family, it is hard to carve out “me” time.  In the past this would snowball because I would be frustrated when I missed a workout and then eat more, and then I would be discouraged from eating more and not want to exercise.  Of course, then it would become this vicious cycle and before I knew it days would have past where I ate more than I wanted too, didn’t exercise, felt bad, blahblahblah.  It would all change next week, next month, next year, as soon as I got through whatever the next big hurdle was THEN I would start over.  I’m sure this is familiar to so many of us!

I have found this program so sustainable because it is just one day at a time, one step at a time.  If I eat too much today, I eat less tomorrow.  Better yet if I eat too much this morning, instead of blowing the whole day, I just eat less later on.

To take it one step beyond that, I can plan ahead and if I KNOW I want to eat too much tomorrow or next week, or later today because I have plans, I can plan ahead and eat less NOW in preparation.  Similarly, I work out when I can and if I can’t make time today I will make some tomorrow. By making this a way of life instead of a means to an end, I have let go a little and in doing that I have actually gained more control.


Dom kept on going even after the contest because this is her new way of life.

Dom kept on going even after the contest because this is her new way of life.


Listen to Dom’s interview here, and please “like” it when you’re done:

About Roberta Saum

Roberta is a 56 year young Elite Trainer at 1st Phorm. She achieved her fitness dream at age 50 here at The Venus Factor. She is a Fitness Consultant/Motivator for Hopelessly Romantic Media Productions, Venus Factor Coach, Product Developer, Brand Ambassador, Contest Administrator, Author, Editor in Chief for the Venus Factor, and 1st Phorm Ambassador.

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  1. Jo Lawrence says:

    I want those legs!!!

  2. I am blessed to be able to call Dom a personal friend of mine. We have had the opportunity to meet in person on several occasions. She is as beautiful in person as she is in her pictures!!! I am SOOOO proud of her accomplishments. By being able to connect through the VI community, Dom has helped support me in my journey and I’m so thankful! Congrats to you Dom! You deserve every bit of success! <3

  3. Melissa says:

    So happy for you. I joined just a few days ago, and this is one of the first podcasts I’ve listen too. Look forward to learning from you and the many amazing ladies…and the guys too ! 🙂

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