Weight Loss Journey

Okay you’ve got the perfect trainer, the vibe is good and you are ready to get started. Now chart your course of what days and times will work best. Generally we have to balance everything for everyone else but this is your time and its all about you. It’s your special day! This is your first big decision; make the commitment, I can’t begin to tell you haw much money I have wasted on gyms, boot camps, etc. If you can enlist a friend …great, if you can’t this is where the truth comes out. What you are made of, the big test and the hardest. I started with everyday the first week just to wrap my head and body around the idea because there will be a slight shock to the body. Remember it has been dormant, go ahead and shock it and after the first week reduce down to 3 days a week. You must eat prior to every workout because it will help you work out and give you endurance to last the hour. Get in the habit of keeping snacks in your purse, I ate 6 meals and 3 snacks. Protein and veggies and water, water and more water. (I’m fighting that battle with you) Eat your heaviest meal at lunch if you must so it will have to time to burn off. No sodas, sugar, flour, pastas, bread….I know it’s a lot but this is hard work. That’s why when people suggest that I’ve had work done I laugh because I know I gave it up and I give it everything I got. I turn my...

Continuing on the Journey

So now you found your trainer and you want to find one that works for you and what works for you. I know there are boot camps, spin classes and all sorts of classes but for a woman my age, (50 years old) that’s not for me. Sometimes you can injure yourself by working with a person that is not in tune to their craft. When I started, I was under contract that required me to lose 20lbs in 12 weeks and create recipes that would help me gain that. So I had to go hard, it was challenging but it made me realize that I could perform under pressure. I went through a lot of personal turmoils while under this obligation. I lost my grandmother and planned my first funeral and my sister suffered a stroke. Pat and I weren’t in the best place but as usual, like most women I thought I was “SuperWoman” and I kept pushing. Actually, that campaign showed me that I was fearless and that I could handle it without the needed support. So be careful what you ask for because as you start to progress everyone will not be happy for you. The key here is to just get started. Just get...
The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

“How did you lose so much weight?” I have to say that this is the most popular question I get anywhere I go. Most people don’t recognize me, but as we all know TV adds 10 pounds alone. So here goes….First things first, deciding in your full being that this is something you want to accomplish. Question yourself why? A special event, vanity, lifestyle or personal gratification?  We all have things that we dislike about ourselves that can’t be changed physically but possibly internally. Secondly, clean out your kitchen of all the goodies you love but you know are not good for you. At the beginning, get rid of all the sodas and alcohol. WATER ONLY for the first 2 weeks and you will see a result right there.  This will be difficult because its as though you are programming yourself for this challenge. Don’t allow yourself any cheat days in this 2 week period. Those are earned. Next, Go out and interview trainers, I suggest this because I saw quicker results doing things the proper way and working 3 body parts as opposed to concentrating on one. I prefer female trainers because I’m a “girly girl” and I love the feeling of “girl power” and I think we understand each other better. Even if you just do 2 weeks to help you with your motivation, I mean honey lets be clear it hard to fight the fight alone. They will help make you more accountable, look at your frame and ask you the right questions even down to how you sleep at night.  I started with 3 days and I committed myself to those...