I have struggled with my weight, body image and self esteem my whole life. At one point, when I was in my twenties, I was really thin. I got that way by basically starving myself. I thought I looked good at the time, but I never felt really great. It’s no wonder that I didn’t feel good and I was tired all of the time; my body was not getting the proper nutrition that it needed. Once I began to eat three meals a day again, all of the weight came back plus some. A little over a year and a half ago I had a baby. I was at my highest weight ever before I even got pregnant, so needless to say I was feeling quite down after she was born and I was 25 pounds higher than before I got pregnant. I couldn’t stand to look at myself. I tried one of those diets on TV where you order the food. Sure, it worked. I lost 13 pounds, but I hated the food and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I got really tired of people telling me that once you’re in your 30’s, your metabolism slows down making it more difficult to lose weight so I was probably where my body should be. I’m sure that it is more difficult to lose weight as you get older, but not IMPOSSIBLE. Finally, my husband suggested a personal trainer.
I explored their website first to see what Horizon had to offer. Making the call to Horizon personal training was the best move that I ever made. From the very first day, the personal trainers worked as a team, teaching me the proper nutrition that I would need in order to get results along with my workouts. I knew how important nutrition was in order to get great results; however, there are always cravings along the way. I am a chocoholic!! I couldn’t go 3 months without any chocolate. They had a solution for that too!! It seemed like a no brainer. Every single workout, I found myself getting stronger and feeling better. Horizon’s personal trainers were right there motivating me every step of the way. The best part is, I was getting results [within the first week] and feeling great at the same time. I now have more energy and will never need to starve myself to try to be thin again.
To date, I have dropped 2-3 pants sizes. I went from a 10-12 to a size 4 [which are getting loose on me]. I am also going to get a physical next week to have my cholesterol checked because six months ago [before I began with the personal trainer], my cholesterol was borderline high and my triglycerides were through the roof. For once, I will not be embarrassed to get on the scale in my doctor’s office. This is the first time in my life that I have made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas and I have not gained a pound. AND, I was able to enjoy all of the good food that I wanted to because my personal trainer gave me the tools to understand good nutrition. They taught me how I can maintain my weight and still be able to enjoy the foods I love at times too. I had such great results that my husband joined and lost over 25 pounds in 12 weeks!
Thank you to all of the personal trainers at Horizon. You have changed my life in such a way that words cannot explain. I can actually look at myself in a mirror now and be happy with the reflection. Thank you so much.