I started working with Jennifer a year ago, when her main goal was weight loss. She had over 100 pounds to lose to reach a healthy weight. I am proud and excited to share this story with you because within one year she has surpassed her initial goal. That’s right folks – Jennifer has lost over 100 pounds. Amazing!
It was not an easy accomplishment, and required hard work every day. Training included resistance and conditioning circuits of progressive intensity between 4 to 5 times per week. Following a nutrition plan meant being committed through holidays, parties, dinners with friends, family gatherings, work luncheons… Jennifer stayed on track and her results demonstrate her dedication and commitment.
Reflecting on the past year, there are so many events that speak to Jennifer’s success. Milestones in weight loss, shopping at ‘regular’ stores, buying a bathing suit and going to the pool with her son. But, there is so much more to the story than weight loss alone. As the weight came off, our focus turned to health, fitness, confidence, and other obstacles that she faced at a heavier weight. Jennifer has told me that she had felt trapped by the extra weight. Now, she feels more independent, younger, alive, and in control of her life. Jennifer’s success has given her the confidence to face new challenges, and knows that she can succeed when she sticks to her guns!
Jennifer has set some new goals – things like sets of real push ups, learning barbell bench press and deadlift, and doing a 5k. At one point these things seemed unthinkable – but are now in the works!
I am truly inspired by Jennifer and how she has embraced the new challenges in her life. She has conquered so many obstacles – big and small – and has done it with a smile!