Making the decision to start a nutrition and exercise program isn’t easy. And just making the decision to change is only the first step. The hard part is putting in the work over days, weeks and months to start getting results.
My client Kelli came to me not only wanting to change, but ready to do the work. She committed to working out multiple days a week and changing up her diet.
It wasn’t easy and in the beginning she definitely had to push herself. The workouts were hard at first and changing her diet meant paying closer attention to her food choices and being sure to get enough protein.
After a few weeks Kelli was already stronger and seeing changes. She started to enjoy the workouts more and really looked forward to coming to Fit Camp classes because the other ladies were so friendly and made the workouts fun.
Kelli’s lost 20 pounds, dropped her body fat by 4% and is down over 14 inches! Not only does she look better, she feels better both physically and mentally.
One proud moment was showing her young son how to properly do push-ups, which she can now knock out ten of in a row.
Even though Kelli is a busy mom of three young children, she has worked hard to pay attention to what she is eating, tracking her food and even plans healthy dinners at home for her whole family. It isn’t easy when you’re running kids to practices and games in the evenings, but she made the effort and didn’t let that be an excuse.
Friends and family are starting to notice how much Kelli has changed, and asking for her advice because they might want to make some changes, too! Seeing someone close to you work hard and have results can be very inspiring.
Kelli is still working hard towards her goals. I have no doubt she will continue to see results because she knows what she needs to put into the plan in order to get them. She is willing to do the work and knows she’s never going back to where she started.
This is the kind of client I love to work with – not only is she always smiling and talkative, Kelli listens to my advice and applies it. She knows she is going to have to make permanent changes and give up a few things in order to be more fit and healthy, but she is ok with that because she knows it is worth it.
Great job Kelli!
There is no challenge I can throw at my client Andy that he doesn’t welcome.
This guy is one of the hardest workers I’ve had the pleasure to train, and his results are a testament to that.
Andy started training with his wife, Maggie (be sure to see her amazing transformation too) and at first I think he wasn’t sure if little ol’ me was a good fit for him.
Too be fair, Andy is a large guy and not my typical client as I had previously worked exclusively with women. But I assured he and Maggie I was up to the challenge of training the together and that I was confident I could kick his butt. 😉
That’s exactly what I have been doing with these two and they have kept coming back and loved getting stronger, losing weight and doing things they didn’t know they could. Andy even scored his first ever pull-up!
Besides getting strong as hell, Andy has lost more than 50 pounds and dropped 7% body fat. He’s down more than 25 inches including over six from his waist and five from his hips. I think he looks ten years younger, too.
I am so happy Andy (and Maggie) gave me a chance to show them I could train this big guy as effectively as any male trainer. Watching the two of them conquer their goals, get healthier and improve their lives together has been the greatest reward.
When I look at Maggie’s starting photos, I don’t even recognize the woman who came to me ready to lose weight and have more energy.
Since those photos were taken Maggie has dropped over 30 pounds, nearly 7% body fat and close to 25 inches (including 5 from her waist and 4 from her hips.)
This nurse can no longer fit into her scrubs, and that’s a GOOD thing!!
One of my favorite things about Maggie’s story is that she and her husband Andy wanted to train together, and were unsure whether or not they could both be successful given the fact he is twice her size. (Side note: his transformation is equally impressive and I will share that soon.)
I assured them I could effectively train them both and challenge them both, and they have eagerly stepped up to every challenge I have given them!
Maggie and Andy not only train with me twice a week, they also go to the gym together on their own and plan healthy meals together. They have truly taken this journey as partners and held each other accountable and that has only added to their incredible results.
It’s not only great to see a woman lift weights, get stronger, improve her health and lose body fat – but doing so alongside her spouse and strengthening her marriage is just icing on the cake!
(No cake for these two though, they prefer healthier options. LOL)
I’m sure my client Belinda was hesitant when I told her one of the first things I wanted her to do as we started working on her weight loss goal was to eat MORE.
That’s not something we typically expect when trying to lose weight. We’re more used to being told slashing calories is the way to go.
However for many women, Belinda included, eating too much was not what was keeping her from losing weight.
It was eating too little.
Belinda had legitimate reasons for doing so. She’s admittedly a picky eater, but also her job as a teacher in a special needs classroom keeps her busy and focused throughout the day (and long after her “traditional” work day is over.)
Simply put she had many other things to focus on besides food.
My first goal with Belinda was getting her on a regular eating schedule – three meals a day and at least one snack – to provide her body with a much needed source of consistent energy. This not only would help her metabolism which would in turn lead to fat loss, but would also give her more energy throughout the day.
Belinda was a diligent client and from the start she worked hard to hit her calorie goal every day. All we wanted to do in the beginning was make it a habit to eat. She had already been making healthier choices, now she just needed to make eating throughout the day part of her normal routine.
We found things she liked and was able to eat quickly or if she didn’t have time to sit down.
After just weeks, Belinda started to see the scale go down and friends and family noticed she’s looking better than ever.
Beyond the scale, Belinda feels better and has more energy. She’s also stronger.
One of the things I am most proud of is how much progress Belinda has made since she started strength training a couple months ago. Each week I can see she is stronger, has better range of motion and more awareness with her body.
She even took a leap and joined my group classes which was definitely out of her comfort zone. And even though she wasn’t sure what to expect, Belinda had a great time and got a good workout that didn’t push her too hard or make her feel like she could not keep up.
All of my ladies are upbeat and fun to be around and Belinda is no different. We have some of the best conversations during her sessions and I am always smiling and laughing with her.
Belinda is proof that change is possible, sometimes it is just a matter of finding the right fit for YOU and that doesn’t always mean eating less and suffering through workouts that don’t address your unique needs.
Because she’s committed to putting in the work Belinda will continue to have success. I am blessed to be on this journey with her and can’t wait to watch her continue to grow!