Today I want to introduce you to one of the friendliest ladies you’ll ever meet. Cathy started attending Boot Camp almost one year ago today and has lost pounds, inches and gotten stronger. She is never intimidated by anything and is always ready for a new challenge. Cathy attends the lunch time class most days and is an encouragement to everyone. This is Cathy’s fitness story!
How long have you been exercising consistently?
It will be 1 year on August 18th.
What influenced your decision to get dedicated and be consistently active?
Multiple friends invited me and I knew I needed to do something now that I’m in my 50s.
How much weight/jean sizes have you lost and how much stronger are you? What are the changes you’ve seen in yourself?
I’ve lost 40 lbs and 2 jean sizes. In addition, I’m much stronger than I’ve ever been in my life and more confident and outgoing.
What is your favorite thing about Boot Camp? What Exercise most scared you at first?
I enjoy the feeling the exercise gives. Meeting new challenges. Surprising myself with what I’m able to do. Lunges!!
Can you briefly tell me why you continue to do Boot Camp?
It gets me out of the house and active and having a good friend to do it with makes it much easier.
What are some of your biggest barriers to staying active and how do you overcome those barriers?
My eye spasm issues, but the understanding of my friends and your staff have made it more manageable.
Since becoming consistent with your exercise, what’s the biggest change you see in yourself physically and mentally?
Physically much stronger and able to do things I never thought I could. The weight loss has been life changing plus I have more energy and confidence.
How would you classify your current eating habits?
I eat much healthier than before I began.
Do you have a specific diet/eating strategy that you follow?
Cutting carbs and sugars and eating high quality protein.
Do you have advice for someone contemplating starting a fitness/weight loss journey or advice for someone struggling to stay motivated?
Take it one day at a time and find a buddy that will call you every day to keep you motivated and share your struggles with.
I want to personally thank Cathy for sharing her story and want to touch on a few things we can all take away from Cathy. Number one, having a workout buddy can never be ignored. If you and a friend are serious about losing weight and getting fit, doing it together is the real secret to success. NOTHING helps you more than having a workout/accountability buddy! Number two; always be willing to take on new things. Never let anything scare you or keep you from confronting the challenge in front of you. Cathy is always willing to try anything and always does it with a great attitude which brings me to point number three. Most people experiencing the physical problems Cathy has experienced over the past 6 months would have thrown up their hands and quit. Some days Cathy struggles to keep her eyes open enough to see what she’s doing due to her eye spasms. Cathy is an over comer and doesn’t allow anything to slow her down or stop her progression. If you have been telling yourself that you CAN’T get fit or lose weight because of this or that, STOP letting YOUR excuses win and become and over comer TODAY!