I have always been over weight and tried every yo yo diet on the market, slimming world, weight watchers, Kellogg’s diet (yes Kellogg’s diet), juice diet – blended veg and fruit, absolutely disgusting, no solid food, no drinks apart from water, no salt and pepper, total detox, and many other diets, all worked for a time but nothing seemed to last. As soon as I started to lose a few pounds, I would stop the diet thinking my mind set had changed and then started pilling on the pounds again. The one thing I had never tried was counting calories, which seemed like too much hard work until I met Nancy.
I became a member of my local Gym, started Body Step and met Nancy, loved loved loved her classes, tried Body Attack and then Body Pump and really started to enjoy getting back into exercise. But I still needed the push to sort my bad habits out with food.
I signed up for a 3 month on line PT session with this wonderful lady, she assessed what I was eating and the amount of exercise I was doing a week, found out my likes and dislikes and came up with a plan which consisted of My Fitness Pal to log food and exercise, the amount of gym work and fitness classes which fitted in with my work/home life, set a date and away we go.
Using the app was difficult at first but once you get used to it, it is a fantastic tool to logging your food and actually making you realise what food you are eating, calories /sugar content. It also helped knowing that Nancy was keeping a beady eye on my entries. I was working hard building my fitness up, starting with Step, then adding in Attack and pump and then doing double classes that nearly killed me at the time but after getting a great buzz and sense of achievement, thinking “I have just done 2 hours of full on exercise and I feel great”, the weight started to come off slow but then I could see the changes and when other gym buddies started to see a change it really helped boost my confidence.
Thanks to Nancy, in 10 weeks I dropped just over a stone in weight and a dress size. I still have a long way to go but Nancy has helped re-boot my mind, body and soul to make me really want to get to my next goal and lose another stone, she has made me realise that it is not a diet and you do not have to stop all the food you love and enjoy, but to have it in moderation.
Nancy is a very motivating, fun loving and inspirational woman who I am lucky to have met and can call a friend.
Tabitha Maxwell, 10 weeks online PT 2019