"The last 10 years I have struggled in taking off the extra 50 lbs I gained. I tried various diets (Atkins, No Carbs, and Grapefruit etc.)with no exercise; only to return to my old eating habits-- gaining back all the weight lost and then some.
I was 215 lbs. when I joined Fit4Life In November 2008. I started exercising and tried to change my eating habits. This worked well at first until I hit a few rough spots in life. This is when I called Dave to tell him I was going to quit.
Dave asked me to meet and talk with a personal trainer before making my final decision. He didn’t want to see me give up on myself. He felt what I needed was a bit of guidance and a positive support system to get me back on track. I followed through with his advice and it was exactly what I needed.
The support I get from Ann, as my personal trainer/personal success coach, even through the rough times that have been brought my way, sure have made a difference. Ann has helped guide me through a program of cardio/strength training/and nutritional eating. I now know how important it is to keep a daily food journal. When I stumble she is there to pick me back up and get me going again.
Fit4Life has helped me change my life. I have lost 30 lbs so far and will be running my first 5K in September. I now feel fit and healthy once again.
Thank you Dave and a very special thank you to Ann—my trainer and friend." -Sue Olson
Sue has realized that exercise and changing eating habits works well at first. But, adding everyday stress or having mental roadblocks along your weight loss journey can sabotage your efforts, causing old habits to re-surface.
She realized that the key to her success was investing in a coach to help her overcome the roadblocks that caused her to fall short of her weight loss goal in the past. As a result, Sue has completely changed her attitudes and beliefs about exercise and I couldn’t be more proud of her. Not only has she learned to push herself and now enjoys working hard in the gym, but she is going to run a 5k this fall! Had I mentioned this to her in our 1st meeting, she probably would have walked out the door because she would have never thought she could do such a thing!
Congratulations Sue for being “Member of the Month”. You deserve this recognition. You have become a role model for your family, friends and other women just like you who at the brink of quitting on yourself, turned a potential negative into a wonderful positive in your life! I am so proud of you!
-Ann Janusheske, success coach