Name: L. Bastidas
Location: JFK Medical Center. Atlantis, FL
Improvement: 15 lbs Weight Loss
Time: 3 Months
Program: 2009 Total Transformation Challenge - Summer Challenge
Being an individual with hypothyroid and arthritis, I was beginning to believe I would never lose weight. My muscles ached and I still continued to walk everyday; I never lost a pound and my cholesterol was skyrocketing. The biggest challenge for me was to make the decision to change my routine. I finally decided to join the program and continued to slowly develop confidence, persistence and strength.
My trainer, Rami motivated me to stay on course! He developed a personal routine for me, challenged me and believed in me. During the challenges, Rami would express “You can do it, breathe, you are strong & you don’t know how strong you are, 2 more…5 more, you’re almost there- he is the reason why I was able to accomplish my challenges! Thank you Rami!
My diet decreased in caloric intake; I was eating too much. The “Lean portion control” guided me in the amount I actually needed for my body. Also, my daughter pointed out I should try to decrease my sugar and salt intake. I now, do not feel the need to snack on sweets or cook with salt.
Advice to Others:
1st the individual must take the step to make the decision to change and/ or transform themselves to a healthier lifestyle. The look was secondary but my primary concern was my health. I wanted to lower my cholesterol without medication because my doctor stated “I would not lower my cholesterol without diet and exercise.” I proved him wrong and did it!
I would like to stay with my motivational trainer, Rami and continue to be challenged!
Thank you Rami for assisting me in a healthier lifestyle!