Karen...These photos are her Before and During.. as we like to call them. She still has weight she wants to lose so we are still in the process...
It was summer of 2014 and I had a decision to make. Either I decided to find the key to keeping weight off and living a healthy life or I had to decide to accept myself the way I was – at an unhealthy weight in an unhealthy body.
I had remained loyal to my workouts at Fitness Together but exercise alone can’t take care of excess weight. It is only one key. The other key to permanent weight loss is sound nutrition and, almost more importantly, figuring out what is going on in your own head that causes you to act in opposition to your own best interest.
I had been on many diets in the past – NutriSystem, liquid diets, Weight Watchers – but what seemed to be missing was how to motivate myself, how to figure out making permanent changes, and how to make a real lifestyle change. I decided to choose trying one more time to lose weight and finding out, for the first time, how to succeed in doing so.
All the trainers I work with - especially Jon and Josh – have been with me every step of the way and have demonstrated such interest and caring about my journey that I don’t think I could have gotten this far without them. It has taken a village to get me to this point and everyday I am grateful that Fitness Together is part of my village.
Encouragement, hard work, motivation from within and one indulgence meal per week (I wouldn’t miss it for the world!) have gotten me where I am so far. I have lost 70 lbs since October 19th and have about 48 lbs to go.* I have no doubt that I will reach my goal and I hope you will see some follow up pictures from Sarah as I continue this journey. If you want to transform, please remember your WHY (why you want to lose weight), remember your HARD (what is your biggest fear), trust the process (forget improvising), and realize you are only going to get out of your workouts what you are willing to put into them.