Congratulations to Amy Hanson on a successful 12 week transformation. Amy had lots of discoveries about different foods and their effects on her body during her 12 weeks – and managed to fit in a trip to Disney World in week 3 learning a lot about how to make this program work to fit real life situations. Well done Amy! Looking forward to the next 12 weeks.
Amy’s physical changes:
- Lost 9.4 pounds
- Lost 2.5% body fat
- Gained .7% muscle
- Lost 5 years body age
- Lost 3 inches – waist, hips and chest – for a total of 9 inches!
What was your expectation prior to starting the program?
How does the saying go... expectations are premeditated resentments? I am a chronic dieter and I am good at achieving short term goals. As the cycle goes, once the challenge or monthly weight loss goal is achieved, I fall off the wagon and land back at square one. I was tired of this. I wanted commitment, ACCOUNTABILITY and a challenge; knowing this lifestyle would offer all those things, I was sold. I wanted a change and I was going to do this for me.
I wanted to break 140 lbs. I know the scale isn't the most important measure to go by, but I wanted to set a goal and reach it. First thing in the morning, after a good day of hitting my numbers and a good workout, being down on the scale always made me feel good. The 12th week I was down 3" on my waist, hips and chest and 139 lbs! My final weigh in was 140, which I'll take! I remember hearing everyone at the information class talking about having more energy and I wanted that. Early in my weeks I felt that energy and motivation everyone was talking about! I was fueling my body!
What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?
Food is fuel. I made every excuse to not eat during the day and only after work. Thinking less would help me drop pounds and lose weight fast. I would skip breakfast, live on coffee all day, have a quick snack (if I had time), binge when I got home and eat whatever I wanted on the weekends. Guess how far that got me?! Making it a priority to eat good food has given me energy, helped me be more active, and I listen to my body! I realize what foods make me feel good and what foods I regret the next day. Early on, I remember a post from Dianne in the group and it said "you have 2 choices for Monday morning: Get up and feel accomplished that you stuck to the plan or get up feeling guilty that you need to "start over". I work too hard to start over!
What is your greatest accomplishment?
What are your next steps?
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