Follow Up To New Year New You!

Okay so I am 6 months in and I admit it its still hard!

On the 2nd of January I was weighing in at a very unhealthy 15 stone 2 lb and a dress size 20!!!! and by the end of April I had barely moved at 14 stone 10lb!

Now I am not saying that 2lb a month isn't great, it's one step closer. Everyone always says slowly but surely you'll get there and the more likely you'll keep it off, but I was getting frustrated and more than a little down hearted.

It was at this point of despair that I found myself googling everything from diet supplements to weight loss surgery and was even considering a £5000 tummy tuck when my ever faithful husband pointed out that I could spend that amount of money and still be unhappy with other areas of my body or I could invest in a personal trainer at a fraction of the overall cost and change my whole lifestyle.

Cue Luke Cole PT - Some of you may know him from the Bridal Bootcamps that we offer, anyway I had known him for quite a while having met him as a guest in 2014 for one of my clients weddings but still felt nervous about talking to him about my potential exercise plans, I mean at that point the most strenuous thing I did each day was lift my tea cup!

Eventually I plucked up the courage and facebooked him asking if we could meet for a chat with a view to 1 session per week, there was no way I could manage more, walking the stairs to our office on a daily basis was enough to kill me!

He was absolutely lovely and discussed the food I was eating at that moment suggesting small adjustments such as reducing the amount of alcohol I consume! He encouraged me to look at more exercise per week if I wanted to see quicker changes, so I signed up for two sessions a week to begin with to see how I got on, fully intending to reduce them after a couple of months once I had got used to some exercise.

Well how wrong I was, just to warn you exercise is addictive! Every punch, kick and scramble combined with the fact that two months on I am weighing in another 13lbs lighter and am able to put on a size 16 pair of jeans with no muffin top makes me just want to do it more!

The best thing about a personal trainer is that you are accountable to someone who will be honest with you when you tell him that you have just eaten a 4 pack of crunchies and encourage and advise you on how to make a better choice next time! He is there on the end of the phone or a facebook if you are having a bad day and there is no getting out of it, he messages me each morning that we are due to meet and if I am running late he is on the phone checking I am on my way!

Its exactly what I need and whilst I admit it might not work for some, when I add up the cost of all the fad diets and tried and failed Gym memberships I have had over the years, there really is no comparison, this is the only way to go!

My brothers wedding is in September and I am determind to get to a size 14 in time for that and with the continued support of Luke, I really believe I can do it - watch this space!

Oh and if you fancy trying out Luke why not check out our Bridal Bootcamp Page! Good Luck!

Three things will last forever, faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love!
1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT