A story about Courtney:
Before I started training, my goal was to lose weight for my wedding in September. I decided to train with IR because I was having a hard time committing to what I had to do to achieve my goals, and I thought having a motivator and being held accountable for my actions would help me. When I made my goals with IR, I decided to try to focus on my health and body image, rather than numbers, because I felt that I wouldn’t get discouraged as easily this way- even if your weight isn’t dropping, you are still doing something to become a healthier person!
Change is hard. Change takes patience. I just had to keep working and staying positive when I wasn’t losing weight at first- after 2 months, it started falling off.
Can you smell it?
I am almost at my goal! I can smell it. I have a couple more pounds to go before I reach my measurable goal of 125 lbs (my ideal weight).
Learning to do what is best for me and not care what people think. There are a lot of people that try to bring you down when you are trying to become a healthier person, because they want to feel better about themselves. They mock you for ordering healthy food at restaurants, or not drinking as much as them. I found myself feeling like I was being a picky eater by asking for healthier alternatives, or feeling weird bringing my own lunch into an office lunch meeting. Then I realized that my friends and family should support my decision to become a healthier person! I started looking at it as what it was – nonsense – and laughing it off. Plus I had a great support system at home (my fiance).
Good Foods and Better Choices
For the past 2 years, I consider myself to be pretty healthy- I was exercising regularly and eating healthy. However, having an IR trainer has taught me even more about what good foods to eat, and what I can eat to help me see results with my fitness routine as well. I keep my good foods and bad foods list on the fridge as a reminder.
The exercise has helped me build confidence- turns out I am stronger and fitter than I thought! 🙂