Hitch Fit Living Magazine Volume 5 - March/April 2016 - Page 52

I was skeptical at first, and looked at their web-site and the programs they offered. Then I read the stories about their clients and saw their pictures. All I could say was, “Wow!” but again I was uncertain about their program. Their testimonials just seemed too good to be true. Still not sure about any of it, I decided to check out the gym in Overland Park and I talked to a trainer. He suggested I contact Micah and Diana about the on-line programs. I was interested in the ‘Lose Weight, Feel Great’ Program, but I had so many questions and doubts Each of my questions were answered but the biggest question I kept in the back of my mind was “Am I too old to do this?? My journey started August 21. When I saw my pictures that I had to send to Diana I cried. I looked awful in my workout pants and sports bra. It was just embarrassing and but it was also a wake-up call to do something about it. Now don’t get me wrong, I still was not sure about the diet, work-outs or if it would work for me because of my age. During the first few weeks I learned so much about food and exercise. For me, the food was the easy part of my program and I was never hungry. I also learned that I was very capable of doing the workouts on my program. I worked out with Hitch-Fit trainer, DeRon about every 2 weeks. He would help with my workouts and incorporate other workouts. The difficult part of my transformation was the work-out times, my schedule during the week only allowed me to work out in the evenings. Now think about it… when you come home from work, it is so much easier to just sit down and relax. But what kept me going was that I knew in my heart that this was something I wanted to do for me. My weekly check-ins inspired me to keep going, I could see I was losing weight and inches. My apprehension about the program was put to rest and I realized what I was doing was a lifestyle change. Sure there were times when we were out with friends and it would have been easy to just cheat, but I was determined to stick to my plan. During my transformation, Diana was very encouraging and continued to answer my questions throughout my program. I looked forward to her positive and kind words. She had not ever met me but her affirmation went a long way. My husband was also very understanding and supportive of my decision to make a life style change and was helpful in so many ways. His patience was commendable throughout my transformation. After about 6 weeks, I noticed a difference in my body transformation. Then other people started noticing the difference. But there was something much more rewarding than losing weight going on with me, I had gained so much energy and also was feeling good about myself. By November 20th, I had lost 20 pounds and 10% body fat. People who have not seen me in several months were astounded by the change. It was one of the best things I have done for myself. But the best part of all is I feel great, I am healthy, I have more confidence in myself and I did it at 60 years young!!!”