My goal was to lose 10 lbs and get back into shape after a long recovery from foot surgery. I just couldn’t get myself motivated to get back into exercise with my new limitations and eating right.
After a friend recommended her, I initially met with Colleen Ducke for personal coaching. She encouraged me to set mini goals and to try Chrystal’s boot camp. I went, I tried, and I literally cried, right there in the middle of boot camp. I tried telling myself there is no crying in boot camp but it didn’t help. Looking back, everyone was super encouraging but I was just so very disappointed with how much endurance and fitness I had lost in 1 1/2 years. I survived boot camp, dried my tears, and called for personal training later that day. I needed accountability along with encouragement and I needed to be challenged.
Doug answered the call to all of that and more. When I blamed hormones and menopause, he showed me pictures of women my age and challenged me to keep going. When I blamed pain in my foot, he gave me different exercises. He didn’t allow me to have any excuses. He also helped me find a new way of eating, where I no longer have cravings for sweets or any time where I am feeling famished. I can travel all day and not miss having to eat. I travel a lot so that was a huge victory for me.
As far as my goals, I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of Doug, Colleen, Chrystal, and Lisa. I am down 2 clothing sizes, hiking with my grandchildren, wearing a swimsuit in public, and I even did push-ups on a glacier in Alaska. I can’t wait to see what I will accomplish in 2019!