4/1/15 – 8/22/15
Dana – Lost 9 lbs & dropped 17 inches
Kris – Lost 31.5 lbs and dropped 26 inches
I am of small stature, 4’9″ to be exact. With this being said, my weight has always been difficult for me to keep under control. I have always had to work a little harder, and eat a little healthier, and be that much more determined to get the extra weight off and keep it off. I met Aaron 6 years ago by tagging along with a friend of mine to the gym. I have had personal training in the past, but I never really stuck with anything. I worked out a few times with him, and a few times turned into a few weeks, a few months, and a few years. I looked and felt great! Everyone noticed the change in me and I was on top of the world! One thing I forgot to mention though, I had no social life!! So although I looked and felt great, I really wasn’t having much fun – mostly because I felt like I wasn’t able to. I couldn’t drink or eat out with out the guilt. Alcohol? Fried Food? No way! What kind of life is that? One that I was getting tired of living. At the time I was single so it was easy for me to stay in and stray away from the social aspect of drinking or eating out with friends or family.
I eventually met someone and that’s when everything went out the window that I just worked so hard for. I stopped training, and all that I learned about clean eating was blocked out of my mind. I had stayed away from all of that so now it was my time to have fun! It was fun alright, but before I knew it, 3 years went by and I was back to being overweight and feeling terrible. I expressed to my boyfriend that I had to do something and he agreed it would be great for the both of us to get into training. I was hesitant to reach back out to Aaron because I wasn’t sure what he was up to or if he was even still training. Luckily enough he was excited to hear from me and I was able to get myself and my boyfriend to start training with him. We were prepared for the hard work and clean eating that I was taught prior. To my surprise, my meal plans were much different this time around! I was very confused how I went from extreme clean eating before to being able to have pasta, and cheese, and even a beer! He explained to me how the science of food and the body has changed and it is much different from what we used to know. Since I was used to doing it the old way my first few weeks on this new meal plan was hard. Only because I couldn’t imagine how I could eat these things and still lose weight. I was panicking and messaging Aaron almost every day. The idea of eating “forbidden” foods had me stressed. He was always understanding and helped guide me long the way with positive coaching. Guess what? I lost, and I kept losing. The best part? I had a social life all the while bettering myself and my life. My boyfriend and I have both lost a significant amount of weight, and we couldn’t be happier! This is a plan that works for the long run. It’s sustainable, and allows us to be happy, healthy and best of all I can have my cake and eat it too! Science Rocks! I am extremely appreciative that Aaron has been able to teach me that no one is perfect and life is meant to be enjoyed. I no longer feel trapped in a world where my fears with food have taken over my social life and for that I am grateful.