Today I want to introduce you to an Awesome lady named Holly? Holly’s real name is Ms. Consistency because she attends Boot Camp six days a week and usually does two classes. As a result of all this hard work I’ve watched this lady get Super Fit & Strong. She can out work anyone. I asked Holly to share her fitness story and she agreed. This is Holly’s fitness story:
How long have you been exercising consistently?
Almost a year.
What influenced your decision to get dedicated and be consistently active?
I started to feel really run down and like I was falling apart. I wasn’t sleeping well and I felt sore and achy all the time. It was just time for a change! I saw ERF through a friends FB page and decided to give it a shot!
How much weight/inches/jean sizes have you lost? Or/and how much stronger are you?
I’ve lost about 35 pounds since I started boot camp last May. I feel so much stronger and healthier!
What all do you do to stay active?
I’m at boot camp as much as possible. I feel awful when I can’t be there! I’m addicted to it! My husband and I also like to go hiking when we can.
What are some of your biggest barriers to staying active and how do you overcome those barriers?
I really try not to miss class unless I absolutely have to. It’s a priority for me!
Since becoming consistent with your exercise, what’s the biggest change you see in yourself physically and mentally?
I just feel better all around. I’m stronger and happier. Losing a few pants sizes was nice too!!
How would you classify your current eating habits?
Do you have a specific diet/eating strategy that you follow?
Yes, I completed a Whole 30 last summer, and it completely changed my relationship with food. I had been feeling like there were certain foods that were causing me issues with inflammation. I felt so much better after I completed it. Since then I try to stick to a mostly Paleo diet. I have moments of weakness, but I really try to stay away from sugar, and processed foods as much as possible.
Do you have a favorite go to healthy meal or food?
My go to foods are sweet potatoes, turkey burgers, brussel sprouts, apples, and guacamole and carrots.
Do you have advice for someone contemplating starting a fitness/weight loss journey or advice for someone struggling to stay motivated?
Just do it! It’s so worth it. It was so hard for me at first, but I was determined! Allow yourself time to get acclimated, and don’t be too hard on yourself. The results will come with time so don’t quit! Jeff is wonderful, and this is such a great place with such great people. I love how everyone encourages each other. I’ve made some really great friends that have kept me motivated! This gym is such a blessing to me. I’m SO thankful I was introduced to it!
Thank you Holly for sharing your story! Three important points I want you to take away from this incredible lady. Number one, when you want to change your health it has to become a priority. Too many people complain about the fact they can’t lose weight or can’t get their diabetes under control but they never put their health in their Top 3 priorities. You must first take care of yourself or you will never be able to take care of others. Number two, diet is the key to feeling good! Eat a poor diet and you will feel run down, sick and even depressed. Change your diet and you will become the winner you know you are. Number three; don’t be too hard on yourself. YOU can be your worst enemy. The little voice in your head is the thing that stops YOU from pursuing the things that are difficult. Be defiant to that little voice, make it silent and turn that silence to a raucous crowd cheering you on to even bigger things. All of YOU have it inside you, the thing it takes to make you incredible. Incredible like Holly!