My name is Julie Lloyd and I live in Uxbridge. I have just finished the 7-week Challenge at Body Fit Gym. Although I did not achieve the 15 pounds of fat weight loss, I did lose 10.8 pounds of fat which I am pleased with.
I started this program because I got sick of hearing myself complaining about how I looked, and how I felt. I quit smoking 2 and half years ago, which was a massive life change, I started to feel and look healthier, the downside to that life change was some weight gain. It wasn’t suddenly apparent it just crept up on me and Bingo… I’m 20lbs heavier than I wanted to be. At 42 years old it’s harder to keep that weight off.
I am a mother of two boys, and I work full time, leaving Uxbridge at 7:30am and returning at 5:45pm doesn’t give you a lot of time, when you have dinners to prepare and other daily activities to attend. The most challenging part of this program for me could have easily been the time comittment working out 5 days at week, and two of those days at a designated time can be tough. But I’m glad that I had my Husband and kids there to support me.
My biggest fear was the NO Coffee, NO Alcohol.. 7 Full weeks. Could I do it.??? I’m happy to say that I still socialized and was fine doing it. It surprisingly didn’t faze me at all.
The diet I found to be easy to maintain, although I wasn’t one that would normally eat breakfast I quickly got into a routine of it. Meal prep is your best and easiest solution to keep you on track, my new favorite snack is Apple with Peanut butter, this coming from someone who had never eaten peanut butter before!!
The workouts were very rewarding and tough. I loved the group I was in, and our trainer Christina she is fantastic!! And certainly no pushover. Just got to say.. I hate Burpees
Would I recommend this program to my peers..? Absolutely!! I haven’t felt this good in years. It’s not just your body shape that changes. You stand straighter and you feel healthier. If you have the willpower, and you do need that to finish this challenge you will be fine. It’s not a walk in the park, no pain no gain!
I am looking forward to joining as a full member and continuing on with my fitness regime.