Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals? A: My original fitness goal was to lose 40 pounds, to build muscle and strength, to stay healthy, and feel GREAT! Now, my personal fitness and health goals are to maintain my current weight and still allowing myself to enjoy occasional indulgences. I have been working to find the balance between my daily food choices and exercise to maintain a healthy weight. I hope to continue get stronger in the gym and to build more muscle mass to burn more calories.
Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals? A: What keeps me focused now is how I feel about myself. Being happy with the way I look and knowing that I am in control gives me the drive to keep going. Having the discipline to not succumbing to emotional eating after a stressful day, makes me realize that I am changing my relationship with food. And knowing that my weight issue was the one thing I was struggling to get in check, but I was strong enough to turn things around for myself. Now I know I can do anything I set my mind to!
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us? A: In May 2021, I was referred by friends to Fit 2 the Core. I was feeling unhealthy, unmotivated and somewhat depressed as I could not get myself motivated to lose weight. I remember every Sunday saying, "I will start tomorrow!". And by Monday night I had already overeaten and felt defeated. I knew the magic formula was healthy eating and exercise but I couldn't get myself to commit. So in a desperate state, I emailed Camille with my subject line reading "HELP!"
Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far? A: In 7 months, I went from a size 14 to a size 4, lost 46 pounds and reached the weight goal I set on Day 1. When I started, I struggled to do one regular push up, now I can do 10 and I am working towards increasing my running time every week.
Q: What is your “word” of the year?! A: "Perseverance" is my word of the year because I now know that anything can be achieved with continued effort.
Q. What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals? To someone who wants to make a change and live a healthier lifestyle, I would say, "Take it one day at a time!" The only reason I was successful is because I did just that. I definitely had days where I felt overwhelmed with the task ahead. I would find myself thinking, "How am I going to do this?" How am I going to lose 46 pounds? But I kept eating well, focused on my Saturday weigh-ins and worked out as much as I could, to see results. I started seeing the pattern, the more I stuck to my meal plans and worked out 3-4 times per week, the quicker the weight came off and the better I felt. Clothes started fitting better, I had way more energy and I smiled more. And this fueled my motivation. I truly feel, if I can do it, anyone can!