Results: Lost 17 pounds.*
Goal: Manage Weight
They say grad school is tough, and I was prepared for that but I was not ready for the toll it would take on my body and well-being. Being so busy, I ate more fast food, drank a lot and hardly exercised. I gained weight, and gained it fast. Before long I barely recognized myself; my pants did not fit, I was depressed, and had no energy—and my relationships suffered because of it. Fortunately, being broke meant only one thing—I start this Challenge and fit back into my clothes. I began walking more with friends and meal prepping healthy food with my family. These activities revived the bonds I had sabotaged when angry, sad and depressed. I did not know how life-changing the Challenge would be at the time, all I knew was that I had 12 weeks to find the old Heather who was happy, confident and vibrant. It was not easy, I cried—a lot. I swore—a lot. But with the love and support of family and the EAS team, I stuck with my goals and continued on. I already had the tools to eat right and work out, I just needed the motivation and this Challenge provided just that. I now fit into all my old clothes, but more importantly, I am again that happy person grad school unintentionally stole away. Through this process, I have learned balance in life and how to manage being busy and stress with enjoying myself and occasional indulgences. I am not embarrassed of that person I used to be, but rather use her to remind me of a low I never want to hit again and the importance of living healthy!
* BODY FOR LIFE fitness goals vary by person, but through proper diet, resistance training and aerobic training, the BODY FOR LIFE program may help you achieve yours
Individual results may vary.