January 2020 - January 2021:
Total Weight lost: 27.4lbs Total Inches lost: 15.5
This is my friend Mita. Mita got in touch with me in December 2019 after I had introduced my new small group training classes. She told me she had never worked out in her life, but was committed to making some changes. In the following weeks, she worked hard to learn the exercises and continued asking questions so she could understand their purpose and execute them with good form.
What I loved most was her realistic approach to her goals. She knew that this would not be a short endeavor. She was also clear that she wanted to continue eating the same foods that she was used to, but to work on reducing her portions. Right from the start, I knew she had the perfect mindset to begin this journey.
I don’t take much credit for her success. I merely provided the opportunity for physical activity and gave encouragement; but she maintained her determination and kept her eye on the goal. Here’s what Mita has to say about her experience in the past year:
What inspired you to make changes to your lifestyle?
I was the heaviest in my life December of 2019. To carry that weight around was putting a toll on my bones. That's when I received Jenn's email about starting a business as a personal fitness trainer. The timing was perfect. That's when I decided that I will start exercising for the first time in my life with Jenn. I knew Jenn's personality and knew that I will be comfortable to start the ABC's of exercise with her.
What were some of your initial goals? Did your goals stay the same throughout the year?
My initial goal was to keep the same lifestyle and add just one or two days of exercise a week. Even with the pandemic my goals stayed the same. Regarding weight my goal was to lose about 26 to 30 lbs in a year.
What changes did you make in order to reach those goals?
The first change I made was to reduce my portion size. I was mindful of what I ate but never deprived myself of anything. I also listened to how my body felt when I ate.
Besides weight loss, what other positive changes did you experience?
The biggest positive change I noticed is I need new clothes . I noticed a big change in my energy level. A lot of my aches and pains are gone. I felt good that I was doing something for myself.
What were/are some of your challenges?
Staying focused on portion control and commitment to in person exercise were and sometimes still are my challenge.
What helped overcome these challenges?
When my kids wanted to work out with me that motivated me. I was so happy that Jenn offered online classes. That helped overcome my biggest challenge of 2020.
What are some of the factors that led to your success? Being consistent and not losing focus of my goal helped me a lot.
What advice would you give others?
Weight loss does not happen overnight. Once you are determined and have a goal, give your mind and body time to process and be patient. Whatever little you do each day is helping you.
What are some of your new goals?
Keep life as normal as possible. Cut back on sugar and try to get an extra day of exercise a week.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Thank you Jenn for helping me stay on track and motivating me to reach my goal. I love working out with you in person and online. Weight loss is 50% determination (me) and 50% support (Jenn).
Mita’s story means so much to me in many ways. Not only do I get to experience this transformation with her, which is why I do what I do- but she has stuck with ME from the beginning of my (business) journey. I’m incredibly thankful to her for supporting me throughout the past year with all the changes and uncertainties. I have looked forward to working out with her and her girls every week and continue to do so. Here’s to another awesome year, Mita!!