Hitch Fit Living Magazine Volume 5 - March/April 2016 - Page 32

I was a little unsure at first, but she helped me with my food plan and altered her training schedule to coincide with mine, and became the best drill instructor I ever had. When I began my transformation on July 6, 2015, my weight was 265, my waist was 40-42”. My first milestone came in September. I had lost nearly 40 lbs, so my doctor took me off my diabetes medication and cut my cholesterol medication in half. This was a huge motivation, and I hit my workouts harder and harder. I’m now weighing 196, down 69 lbs, and I feel great! My goal going forward is to maintain my weight at or below 200. Although I started out thinking of this as a “diet”, I soon discovered that was not the case. This was a life transformation. My clean eating plan is now a way of life, whether I’m on the go or at home. My strength training and cardio have become a day to day norm for me. My fitness roller coaster days are over! The main thing I have learned is that no matter how hard you strength train, if you don’t throw in some ca