When I got started: June 2007

My results so far:
Since I started training, I have gained muscle mass, lost body fat, I am down to two dress sizes and feel awesome! Training and being conscious of my diet gives me more energy.

What I've learned so far:
Exercise is good for you and I can definitely say It's the best gift you can give to yourself. Burning the calories during the day has not been a big problem for me, it's my diet that really got revolutiounized. Although the kinds of exercise I do now are the muscle toning and fat burning exercises taught by my fabulous trainer, Chelsea. I learned that it's not how little I eat that makes me lose weight, it's meeting the food calorie goal set for me, (it's more food than I've ever eaten) and being conscious of the kind of food I take in and the amount and frequency in eating. The main focus is having my meals planned throughout the day so my eating schedule is consistent. It took me a while to get it but I know that the more I eat and the more times I eat during the day gets the result I want and that's to lose the body fat I need to lose. Isn't that crazy? But it really works!

How has your life changed?
I now live a healthier life... Training (includes diet, rest and exercise) gives me a healthier me, in my body, soul and spirit. My body feels great... and because I see the results outwardly, I feel better about myself and feel that I have something to contribute to the world around me... I can provide a healthy environment for my husband and children by leading by example... and I know spiritually, that I am able to have the energy to do what God has called me to do. Living a healthy lifestyle allows me to take care of the body God gave me and assures me that I'm doing the best I can to live a longer and fuller life.

Thanks Chelsea! You make working out fun!