Congratulations to Debbie Burzycki on a successful 12 weeks! Debbie’s main goal wasn’t about weight loss – it was about improving her energy levels. She found that energy, and more, with a complete overhaul of her eating habits! Strong work Deb!
Debbie’s Physical Changes
- Lost 4 pounds
- Lost 4.6% body fat
- Gained 2.15% muscle
- Overall Fat lbs lost 7.4%
- Lost 4 years in body age
What was your expectation prior to starting the program?
For me, my main goal in joining the 12 week program was to learn how to eat to properly, how to fuel my body and hopefully gain some more energy. Up until 12 weeks ago, we never even owned a scale, so it was never really about losing weight, but more about changing how I looked when I looked in the mirror. I wanted to lose some fat and gain muscle.
During a regular day at the office as a dental hygienist, I am scheduled back-to-back patients every 45 minutes, usually without a lunch, and trying my best to stay on time. Eating was never really a priority because I guess my body had just gotten used to just getting by with whatever I ate resulting in a very tired and not very energetic forty something year old having to take daily naps. Something had to change and when I read all the testimonials about gaining energy, I figured what did I have to lose?
Did we meet your expectations?
Yes! FOOD=ENERGY. I was starving myself!! I have never eaten so much in my entire life and seeing how all the different food groups work together to fuel your body has changed my life for the better. It took a while to get used to planning ahead with the meals but once I did, I just really ate many of the same foods to make it easy.
Patience is not one of my strongest virtues and I can’t tell you how many times I checked in with Di to comment on the scale not moving or not really noticing a big difference until finally it did at about the 7th week. It was very gradual but I figured good things take time. My energy levels were the highest they had been and continue to improve each and every day. I was not napping as much and getting more work done at home.
As far as my accomplishments in the box, I have RX’d a couple of lifts, improved some of my times and the biggest success I had was to do Murph all by myself in a very respectable time. I was very proud of myself that day!! Sometimes, I don’t give myself the credit I deserve. I may not be the youngest person in the class, or the strongest or fastest, but I get it done. Not bad for someone my age or as my boys say, “for a mom”.
What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?
In closing, I do have to give a big shout out to Di, Cindy and the whole TCL family for all the great ideas and support along the way. It was great reading the daily posts from everyone as well as the positive feedback when talking to people before or after class. Lastly I could not have done it without the support of my husband and my two boys who are my biggest fans. I do plan on continuing with the maintenance program especially as we are approaching summer with all the cookouts and celebrations to come. Knowledge is power and I don’t plan on giving in that easily and ruining all my hard work and effort!!!
What is your greatest accomplishment?