Before: 277 lbs
After: 244 lbs
What has been your biggest struggle with losing weight and achieving your fitness goals?
My biggest struggle was consistently working out and making the time, once it became a part of my day though it's not super hard like it was.
What made you want to change?
I went to the doctor and had high cholesterol at 22 years old, it was my wake up call that my health and habits needed to change. I can now happily say my cholesterol is back in normal range!
What was your biggest concern before you began working with me? How did you overcome it?
My biggest concern was wasting money on another trainer. (I'd had one before and gained weight) once we got going though I realized working with Dan was the BEST decision I made.
What was the hardest thing for you to change in order to succeed? How did you do it?
It was hard to change my diet, I loved cooking with lots of butter and stuff. I overcame this by just starting small, gave up soda, then sugary coffee creamer, then butter and mayonnaise. Not all at once but those little things I could live without made all the difference
What was the lowest point of your journey? How did you overcome it?
The lowest part was when I had some really tough family stuff happen. I didn't track my calories or work out for a few days. But after a couple days I felt gross and knew the best thing for my mental health would be to continue losing weight.
Did you achieve what you initially set out for? Was there anything positive you achieved that you didn't expect?
I'm still working on my bigger goals but I've achieved so much so far. I feel more confident (expected) but I've also inspired friends and family of mine to start their journey and I NEVER thought that would happen.
Looking back, was working with me what you thought it would be? Do you feel you made the right decision?
NO! I thought that having a trainer would be boring and we would have this super serious professional relationship. But working with you I feel like you genuinely care about my progress and well being. Seriously best decision ever!
What was your favorite part of about working with me?
I love the accessibility, I like having someone to share my struggles and my wins. Especially with someone who understands completely what I'm doing.
What are your future health and fitness plans?
Still working on losing weight but I'd really like to work on building more muscle