I have struggled with my weight for over 30 years. It has been difficult to find an exercise schedule that I could maintain. I’m an OB/GYN, which means at least one night a week I have interrupted sleep from a patient. I also have toddler twins, which take a lot of energy, I felt ugly. I did not want to buy clothes. I did not feel good about myself at all. Worst of all I felt I was setting a bad example for my children or my patients.
I wanted to find a way to stay fit and stop the rollercoaster ride. I heard aboutRelentless Boot Camp from a friend of mine. In May of 2009 I decided to try a class. It seemed impossible! I managed to push myself to do more with the encouragement of my coach. After a month of Relentless Boot Camp, for the first time, I could see results. My body felt leaner and stronger.
Now, after 2 years I have been able to maintain my exercise schedule and my weight. It certainly helps to have a coach who texts when I don’t show up! Periodic body comps have kept me in check and reminded me to eat healthier, when I might have strayed. My arms and back are noticeably stronger.
I love that I have found a place where I am getting great advice about diet while I working out. Since joining Relentless Boot Camp, I learned that I have a true addiction to sugar. It’s not a need but a craving. I’ve also learned how to handle those cravings. Now, I treat myself to something sweet once or twice a week, not once or twice a day as I had before. I always feel better about myself when I know that I am eating well. When my coach, Megan Parsons, said that I needed to eat more good fats, it really clicked. Eating more protein and good fats decreased my sugar cravings. I also realized that I had to commit to changing my way of life. Which was a huge step because it meant preparing my meals the day before. With my busy lifestyle, if I don’t take good food, then I’m stuck with unhealthy choices. When I don’t have good healthy snacks, I wait until I’m starving and overeat!
In just 4 months I lost 10 pounds!
The change in my body has been a source of conversation with my friends, family and my patients. I have learned so much about nutrition through Relentless Boot Camp. I am better able to educate and encourage all my patients. Obesity is the number one health problem in America. When my patients say they can’t lose weight because they have tried so many times and failed, I am able to give them first hand advice they have never heard. I feel passionate when I’m counseling them.