I was 165 lbs and very unhappy, embarrassed with my weight and looks of my body. I also had a right shoulder injury and arthritis in my right hand. I didn’t know that I could get past these injuries and feel stronger and less pain. I have a very busy life style and exercise was put on the back burner. It has been a great blessing learning from Erin for the last 6 months. She is professional, challenging, and a very good trainer in exercise and eating healthy. She knows ways to adjust your exercises for your areas of problem like my shoulder, etc. She also gives you great recipes to try that are good and healthy for you. I am now 135lbs and have lost a lot of body fat and gained muscle. I am excited about the new me. I feel better, look better and feel strong. I’m happier and healthier for everyone in my life thanks to Erin. I will never go back to the old me. Thanks, Erin, for helping change my lifestyle.
John had a small stroke in July of 2010 and his balance was really affected. Since working with Erin, John has made strides in improving his balance and coordination as well as losing 20 pounds!! For me, Erin has pushed me out of my comfort zone and has made me realize that I CAN do things I never thought possible!! I actually did regular push-ups!! I also finished my first 4-mile race and did an indoor triathlon. I know there is so much you have done for us, girl!! We LOVE ya!!
I was 247 lbs and depressed. I thought I could never be small again. Nothing ever worked. Every time I tried something, I might lose some weight but I ended up gaining even more afterwards. I was in a downward spiral. My back was causing me a lot of pain because of my weight. This pain kept me from exercising like I should.
One day my daughter asked me…. “Mom, if you could have anything in the whole world what would it be?” I jokingly said, “I would like to lose 100 lbs.” I was serious but laughed and knew this was just a dream. Little did I know that this comment started my daughter’s mind working. One day, out of the blue, my daughter presents me with the most amazing gift. It was an entire day at a spa and a personal trainer for 6 months.
My daughter left finding a trainer to me. She gave me options that she found here in Fort Wayne and I was to choose. I had three places in mind to look at. This is where Erin comes into my story. Erin was the first trainer I talked with, and after talking to her I had no doubt that she was a good match for me to train with. I looked no further.
That was 7 months ago and I am half way to my goal. Yes, I have lost 50lbs! I feel so much better and my back has improved a lot. I had just told my daughter 100lbs because that sounded ridiculously unattainable. But do you know what? With Erin’s guidance and expertise I believe now this is something I can attain. Who says dreams cant come true? With Erin’s help… my dream is within my reach!
Thanks, Erin, for showing me a better way to live!
Hard to believe its been 7 months already. Its even harder to believe that Kathleen and I lost 160 lbs in that short period of time. Not in our wildest dreams would that have become a reality.
Its not just the weight loss that has changed. I have noticed other aspects of my life changing and the fire that I use to have is starting to burn again. I’m starting to see a different person emerge from the ashes of my weight loss. A person that is bound for success in all life has to offer.
As I approach the lightest I’ve weighed in my life, 225 lbs some 12 years ago, I become more motivated, focused and driven to continue onward. Finding the motivation has become easier as well. I can find it in the next 10 lbs or in clothes that I use to wear that can now house both Kathleen and myself or in the reactions from people that haven’t seen me in several months. Even though the rate of weight loss has slowed and it has started to become a battle; its a battle that I now know I can win. Its just a matter of time now until I reach that 225 lbs. A far cry from the 349 lbs I was at 7 months ago.
As I near my goal I’ve noticed the image of my mental self is starting to match the reflection of my physical being. As they draw nearer to each other my confidence grows, my courage strengthens and my commitment solidifies. I can’t begin to state how encouraging that is. How every morning is a new day to take another step forward. How life is no longer a matter of simply going through the motions but rather a medium on which I can leave my impression.
Thanks again for all you’ve done! Let’s go celebrate life!