Success Story- Chrissy B.

Starting in January 2011, Chrissy lost 15lbs and almost 6% body fat in about 7 months.  She is now working towards losing another 10 lbs to meet her goal weight of 115lbs.

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Last year was a turning point for me.  I had reached the heaviest weight ever.  I was in the biggest pant size I had ever been in, and I was sick and tired of feeling bad about myself.  So I decided I needed to make a  change.  I joined Anytime Fitness in January 2011.  I know what everyone thinking of people who join at the beginning of a new year.  I even feared it a little myself.  I didn’t want to turn out to be one of those people who make a New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds and join a gym; only to lose two pounds and go to the gym for a month and then never go back.  I was determined to make a lifestyle change.

When I came for the tour Katie got me really excited about joining, and it was motivating to get me started.  I got my first training session with Jessica.  I realized that I had no idea about how to workout.  All I really could do on my own was walk on the treadmill and do some sit-ups.  I took the plunge and signed up for three months of training with Jessica.  This was the best decision I made.  She showed me how to do so many different kinds of exercises.  I even went back into the weight room (which I never would have stepped a foot into if it wasn’t for her).

After about four months I was down 10 pounds and one pant size.  I felt great.  I t was also motivating to have other people notice this change in my body.  Jessica even coached me about my eating habits and how to make better choices.  After that, I signed up for more sessions with her.  I was really excited about working out because I knew that I had a plan about what I was going to do each time I was there.  I eventually lose 7 more pounds.

I have really made a lifestyle change.  Working out is not just part of my weekly routine.  If I go more than a few days without working out I really feel sluggish.  I have more energy and have even been sleeping better.  I actually look forward to going to the gym (every once in a while).  I have participated in two 5k runs this summer.  I am very proud of how I finished in both of the races.  I have the typical challenges in keeping the weight off, but I don’t let it consume me.  I have had the right training so that I know what I need to do to get my body back into shape.  I am hoping to continue on this path so that I will never return to the person that I was before I joined the gym.  I love the new me!

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