“I would like to get my pre pregnancy weight back I had a baby girl last August and have been at Slimming World since November. I have only lost 11lbs since that time and it's coming off very slowly which is very frustrating even when I do exercise it doesn't seem to help either. I need help please.”
This is the message I received in October 2014 through my website from a lovely lady called Charlotte. She had been doing Slimming World for 11 months and had lost 11lbs. She’d been doing Zumba and enjoyed it but nothing really seemed to happen with her weight as a result. Any weight loss is commendable but she wasn’t satisfied with only losing 1lb per month. After a long phone call we arrange for Charlotte to come to Holl Fitness Studio and for her to meet me (Julie).
When she arrived she was very nervous and a bit apprehensive as to what to expect but she was really open minded and receptive to all the suggestionsI made for her. Initially we did a half hour workout consisting of some power plate exercises, I was really conscious not to ‘scare her off’ as I knew she would get great results if she included some resistance training, but the first time you lift weights or do vibration training can leave you feeling sore the next day and frightened to do more! She did great!
I left her with some changes to make to her food - mostly looking at ways to improve her breakfast, she’d generally opted for a cereal based breakfast or no breakfast at all. I also gave her some exercises to do at home and ways to increase activity such as walking with her daughter in her buggy.
Charlotte was a DREAM to work with, she did exactly as I asked her, she worked really hard during her sessions and totally embraced a healthier way of life. She treated herself to a nutribullet and that quickly became her daily breakfast and occasionally lunch. Charlotte texts me pretty much each day to tell me whats she’s eaten and what exercise she’s done. I’ve tried to invite myself round for lunch because her food always sounds so delicious!
So far she has lost 2 stone and 8 lbs in weight, 25cms off her tummy 13cms off her hips and 10.5cms off her bust. Her energy levels are through the roof, he skin is glowing, clear and radiant and her muscle tone is looking amazing. I cannot tell you how much Charlotte has turned things round from the Zumba going, Slimming World, 1lb a month weight loss kind of woman, to a weight training, Nutribullet making, 2lb a week kind of woman!
Great work Charlotte….here’s to more new challenges this year!