I was optimistic but driven when I first walked through the doors to give personal training a chance. When I was younger, I was in great shape and had no problem if I ever had to drop a couple of pounds. Now, I was having a hard time doing it on my own. As soon as I met Michele, I knew I made the right decision. Michele knows my limits and when to push me. She never lets me give up or slack off. At the same time, she is always making sure that I am feeling ok. My progress has been slow and steady in the weight loss department but I am getting more tone every week and I have more energy and my clothes are down a size and fit much better.
What brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training?
I was recovering from both a stem cell transplant and a kidney transplant and am currently on numerous medications and had gained some weight. I used to work out every day but hadn’t been able to for the past 7 years. I was getting older and heavier every year. I realized that being much older and on the medications I am on, it was very difficult to lose the weight on my own. I decided to go to BDx Fitness to get the jump start I needed to lose the weight and tone.
What was your goal?
My goal is to lose the excess weight and tone up in a healthy, safe way and to be able to maintain the weight loss.
How are you tracking success?
I track my exercise, food intake and sleep on my Fitbit. Additionally, I get weighed in every Monday so I am forced to hold myself accountable to myself and Michele (especially over the weekend when it is harder to stay on track).
How about nutrition?
I try to eat a protein packed diet and drink 3 liters of water a day. I try not to deprive myself if I am having a craving for something sweet so I keep a box of Skinny Cow ice cream bars in my freezer.
What is your plan to stay on track?
I am still working out with Michele three days a week and try to do at least an hour of cardio every day either at the gym or walking outside. I am very close to my goal weight and once I get there I intend to keep working out with Michele 1-2 times a week. I am hoping that I can keep in the back of my mind how difficult it is lose the weight at this age and hopefully that thought will help keep me motivated to keep the weight off.