Which way does the scale go?

Saturday, March 23, 2013 • Silver Spring, MD 20910-2707

photo The other day I received this text from my client and it said: "I did not believe it so I had to take a picture"! 

This text came in at 8am in the morning and it just made my day. Why, you may ask? 

My client Lori (I know she does not mind me revealing her name) started her journey to a fitter and healthier self on July 4th, 2012, when we first met. At this point she weighed 270 lbs. and was ready to start losing weight. 

We discussed her goals, time constrains, nutritional needs - she also plays Softball and Football! in additon to wanting to start running. 

We agreed to start tracking her food with myfitnesspal and a weekly workout at the studio. Within one week she had lost 8 lbs. by just keeping a food log and paying attention to her diet. 

Lori and I worked on her kitchen makeover, i.e. the pantry and fridge and I sent her a little help sheet on picking the right foods. Foods that will support her exercise habits, lifestyle and health. 

Lori signed up for races as well, for instance, the Muddy Buddy was one of her first ones to participate in. 

We continue to monitor her diet, have monthly weigh-ins and body measurements, and continue to workout once per week. In addition, Lori, does the treadmill or elliptical on alternate days plus some extra corework and cardio at home. 

She also completed her first 1/2 Marathon two weekends ago I could not be more proud of her!

I asked her the other day what motivated her to finally be serious about her weight? She thought about it for a minute and said: "I was ready"!

Lori and I will share the final reveal in a few months with the before and after, but for now ...

thank you for sharing this journey with me and I am glad that I am part of it!

Be well,

Heike Yates