Cheryl: Getting Stronger One Day at a Time

Cheryl was one of the first people to join Fitness Boot Camp last year when I opened and she has done an incredible job getting fit and losing inches. Her story shows what dedication and consistency does not only for weight loss but also for total fitness and strength.So Cheryl what made you decide to try Fitness Boot Camp?
After having my son I was determined to get in shape.

Did you try anything else prior to doing boot camp? 
Yes, I tried several different types of workouts over a 2 year period (workout dvds, gym membership, running). I could not seem to stay motivated with any of them. I struggled to find something that would keep me motivated and I would enjoy doing.

What did you feel like prior to beginning your current fitness program?
Before starting at Expect Results Fitness I was tired all of the time and overweight. I would go straight home after work and just be exhausted. I was tired of feeling that way.

How do feel now?
Now I go home after a good workout and feel energized. I am happier with myself physically and mentally.

What have you learned about yourself through your fitness journey?
I have learned that I am stronger than I ever have been. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it and work hard.

Do you have a favorite exercise?  Do you have an exercise that should be banned?
My favorite exercise is battle ropes. I used to hate them in the beginning!  My least favorite is jump rope.

What grade would you give your diet and how important has diet been in your weight loss journey?
I would give my current diet a B.  Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise.

What kind of support system do you have?
I have several friends and coworkers who attend Boot Camp and have made several new friends as well. Working out with great people makes it motivating and enjoyable and part of what keeps me motivated to continue training.  It’s like family.

Are you physically stronger and capable of doing things now you couldn’t before?
If you asked me when I first started if I could squat with 85 lbs I would have called you crazy. I remember squats alone were so difficult.  I think I have come a long way with my strength and plan to continue progressing.

Do you have advice for those contemplating starting a fitness journey?
My advice would be to set small goals. Start off with a small goal and once you reach that set another one. You will be able to keep focused on these goals easier than one big one.

I would like to thank Cheryl for sharing her thoughts and story with us.  If you are having trouble staying motivated find a friend or co-worker that shares similar fitness/health goals.  Help each other get to workouts and eat right.  Its always easier to stay motivated when you have an accountability partner.  In addition, focus on improving fitness and strength rather than concentrate on a scale weight.  You have total control over your performance every day, focus on performance and weight and inches will take care of themselves.

Inspiring You To Accept the Challenge,



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