Name: N. Kaizen
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Improvement: Weight loss 50lbs
Time: 3 months
Program: 2011 Total Transformation Challenge
What was your biggest challenge / obstacle (s)?
My biggest challenge was myself. I don't always believe in myself, nor do I see the same things others see in me. I often have to "talk" to myself, reminding me that I am strong and capable of doing so much more than I think. I am finally at a point in my life that I am becoming comfortable in my skin and am happy with the way I look and feel.
What motivated you to stay on the course?
My children motivated me to stay on course. I have a 5 and 12 year old. I am too young to be as unhealthy as I was. If I continued on the old course, I wouldn't see my children grow up and that scared me. Whenever I felt like giving up, I would hear their little voices saying "I love you mommy".
Did your diet change? If so, How? Please be detailed!
I always ate well, but had begun to eat too much of the "bad" stuff. I try to eliminate most refined sugar from my diet. Because of this, I tend not to crave anything. I also eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. I usually allow myself a "cheat day", which is Friday night only.
What advice could you give to others that want the same results?
If you want the same results, I encourage you first and foremost to believe in yourself. I would then develop a plan with your trainer that works for you and stick with it. Listen to your trainer's suggestions, he's usually right! After a little while, it becomes a part of your life.
How is this experience going to affect you going forward?
Going forward, I will never look back and become what I was. I've worked too hard and I deserve so much more. I want to be an example to my girls. 12 weeks ago I couldn't run at all. Now I can run 2 miles with my older daughter. Who would've thought!