Name: G. DeStefano
Location: JFK Medical Center. Atlantis, FL
Outcome: 12 lbs Weight Loss / 2% Reduction of Body Fat
Program: 2013 / 2014 Total Transformation Challenge - Summer Edition
What was your biggest challenge / obstacle (s)?
I would say that sometimes late meetings or long hours made me sometimes want to drive past the hospital and go home. It was the challenge of being tired but finding my 2nd wind in class and then leaving feeling even better!
What motivated you to stay on the course?
I think the biggest thing that kept me going was when my clothes fit better and then gradually became too big. What a feeling!!! Of course, losing weight helped too and decreasing my body fat percentage! Last but not least my work-out friends kept me going. There is a lot of camaraderie and joking in class that makes it worth it!
Did your diet change? If so, How? Please be detailed!
I eliminated anything that could break down into sugar. This included dairy products, catchup, mustard, all “white” carbs, diet soda. I started my diet a week before the challenge because I felt that I needed to wean myself from the sugar so that I wouldn’t go through withdrawal….lol!
What advice could you give to others that want the same results?
Stick with it and stay focused. Don’t give up even when the scale doesn’t move, I promise you that it will. Also, you need a complement of cardio and strength training, start small and work up to the harder work outs. No one judges you so do what you can!
How is this experience going to affect you going forward?
I am a gym junkie. I feel good. I will be back for the next Challenge!