All through my younger years, I was consistently physically active.
I absolutely loved going for a run, riding my bicycle, playing volleyball and rock climbing.
I never had to be concerned in the least about what I ate or my weight. After I got married and had some kids in less than 5 years, my way of life changed severely. There was no longer time to workout or play various sports activities. Taking care of the kids was pretty much the main priority. I found it impossible to lose the baby weight, and I was severely unhappy with my physical appearance. I couldn’t fit into any of my clothes and my confidence suffered dramatically. As the kids got a little older, I tried all kinds of diets and workouts without any success in the least. I’d gained way too much weight, I no longer looked or felt anything like the same person and I became so depressed. My hubby arranged for me to meet with a personal trainer. I didn’t know what to expect and was kind of intimidated. However, the initial consultation set my mind at ease. The trainer asked me all sorts of questions about my routine, eating habits, complications and desired weight. The two of us discussed the activities I used to appreciate and my demanding schedule. The personal trainer then sent me to consult with a nutritionist, who provided a day-by-day meal plan. Along with the starting a fitness regiment, I changed my way of eating. I began to feel a great deal better within a few weeks. By the end of the initial week, I saw a change in my body. Every time I showed up for our workout session, the personal trainer had me step on the scale and measured my body fat. Tracking those numbers was some serious motivation. Every small success made me even more determined to achieve my goals. Although I am now back down to my university weight and feeling spectacular about myself, I continue to meet with my personal trainer regularly.