I have often been asked what motivates me to be in the gym 6 days a week, 2 hours a day and basically eat 6 staple ingredients a day, every day for the last 11 months. Tricks and magic must be involved, right? I mean, I work on average 60-70 hours a week, have a household to take care of (husband and 2 spoiled Yorkies is quite the handful believe it or not) and have other countless obligations I need to be present for so how could I possibly have time to fit workouts and meal planning into my schedule. While I can’t say the ‘tricks and magic’ was as easy as blaming it on a specific issue that would require most people to change their habits (e.g., health reasons, life events, etc.), I can say that I just simply HAD ENOUGH. For me, I literally woke up one day and decided that I had enough. ‘Enough’ was my tricks and magic to my transformation.
Each year, my friends and I always challenged each other to see who would be the fittest in 3, 4, 5 months and then plan to reward ourselves if we ever met our goal. Truth be told, prior to Anna, I never met my workout goals and I had enough. I had enough of setting “binge” type goals and not meeting them, I had enough of feeling unsatisfied and being stressed that I had to incorporate many changes in my life to do so in order to look great, I had enough of feeling overwhelmed about what I needed to eat, calorie counting and piecing together workout plans from a million sources. While setting goals is a fantastic idea and it’s good to have something to strive for, tell me this, what happens after your goal is accomplished? I needed to realize that eating right and getting fit is not just ‘a goal’ and then it’s over and back to the beginning, but rather, a lifestyle and an important way of life, part of my being, my existence!
Then I met Anna. Under Anna’s counseling, dedication and belief that it’s not about the number on the scale or how many calories are consumed, my life began to transform. Anna helped me with nutrition and workouts tailored to my specific needs. She encouraged and supported me and answered every question I had (trust me, I had many, as annoying as it was). I could email her at 8am or midnight and she was always responsive, which is a rare quality! Without Anna, I would not be able to enjoy the results I have accomplished (note, the picture above was taken just 4 months after I joined Anna’s hit list). I can’t say it was easy, but without Anna, I would not be where I am at today and I am forever grateful for her services.
Looking forward to this lifelong relationship and lifestyle!