Congratulations to Jackie Barber for her 12 week transformation. Jackie's results showcase how weight loss is NOT the only measurement of success. She has truly transformed her body's composition, her performance and most of all her general happieness!! I have loved working with her....her enthusiasm and diligence these past 12 weeks have been impressive! Here's to round 2!
Lost 3 pounds
Lost 6.7% body fat
Gained 3.6% muscle
Lost 4 years in body age
Lost 1.5 inches - waist
Lost 1.5 inches - hips
Lost 2 inches - chest
What was your expectation prior to starting the program?
I thoroughly expected this to be a challenge, but figured even if I had a small amount of success I would be happy.
I went into the first twelve weeks with TCL excited to make changes, but weary of my ability to follow-through past the first month or so. I had twins four years ago, and spent 12 weeks in the NICU with them. Since that time I have had a really hard time focusing on "me". I'm a stress eater, and twins plus a full-time job just got the better of me. I would try and get back to eating well and setting a regular training routine, but always let "mom guilt" and other excuses be my reason for not making a full commitment. I had such a full life, and yet wasn't happy with my body or how I was feeling. TCL and Cindy gave me the tools I needed, offered such a valuable support group, and most importantly helped me find the CONFIDENCE to stick to the macros and reach my goals. I couldn't be happier with my decision to try the program. 12 weeks flew by, I enjoyed them, and I can truly say I feel like my old self again.
What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?
I finished the first 12 weeks with so much more knowledge about what is in the foods I'm eating, about portion sizes, and eating for athletic performance. However, the most powerful thing I learned is that I can be a good mom and wife, and also make a commitment to myself and my happiness. I don't have to choose one over the other!!
What is your greatest accomplishment?
I'm happy with the weight loss and inches that are gone. I'm also thrilled with how much better I feel when at the gym, out for a run, or just overall in general. Though my greatest accomplishment is definitely not letting an off day or two completely derail my progress. Three months ago, if I was at a family party or a work function, I would not have thought twice about what I was eating or drinking. I would have avoided any social pressures by simply just joining in and eating and drinking with everyone else. It would have jump-started several days or more of bad eating and excuses before I was close to getting back on track. I still have a little ways to go when it comes to not caring about what others think regarding my food choices, but at least now I think about my choices before even heading out. I can also easily jump right back into hitting the macros the day after a less than perfect one. I guess you can call that significantly improved will-power and resolve? I'll take it!!