I lose 29!
I got your attention there, huh? Well I did lose, maybe not so much on pounds or kilos but more important than my weight problem is my perennial battle with cholesterol. For the first time in 8 years, my cholesterol level is right on track, from 210 down to 181, my LDL went down from 147 to 115. Even my fatty liver has slimmed down:) An ALT of 41 to 20. My Labatalol [medication] was discontinued and my previous diagnoses of hypertension; hyperlipidemia; and fatty liver were ruled out during my December 16, 2014 physical exam with my primary care physician. All these I accomplished in 75 days.
I was determined to bag the award when I started the challenge not because of the prize but because I owe it to myself to be healthy and fit. When I was pregnant with my now 3-year old child, I had gestational diabetes and hypertension and my cholesterol level was soaring high at 245. As if these were not enough, I was later diagnosed with fatty liver. I finally told myself that this has got to stop! Oh, have I already mentioned that I also have asthma and was diagnosed with perimenopause at age 36? Happy to say that my hormones function normally now. So my doctor was wrong, I am now 40 and not menopausal yet.
I bought a treadmill machine and bicycle that I used for a while, but got so bored with them that I made excuses not to use them. I prayed to God to let me find the right program for me when I chanced upon the Brien Shamp’s Boot Camp. I gave it a try and enjoyed it right away, and I was able to convince my husband to join me after a week.
From diet – to exercise – to lifestyle change, I’ve heard them all before. But Brien Shamp’s [Boot Camps] provided me with much more – a complete support system that would later make me a better me. From the best trainer, who serves as a mentor on top of being a coach, to nutritional counseling, to motivational success stories and most of all, a variety of challenging exercises.
There were challenges along the way. I had suffered asthma during the challenge; yummy Unhealthy food that I craved so much; busy schedule; and during the times when my weight wouldn’t go down or worse when I would even gain a pound or more in spite of my hard work and efforts.
But all these were all part of my journey – I know now. I still have a long way to go, I will still stumble and fall but I am more inspired than ever to get back up stronger each time because Failure is no longer an option. I have already seen the results and I believe that I could be as strong as my determination will allow me to be!Try out our Fit Body Boot Camp Afterburn Workout for 21 days. You'll see why we're the best in the Bay Area!
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