Today I’m interviewing a postnatal fitness client of mine who knew how to achieve her goals. Firstly, she, acknowledged where she needed support.
Having met her after the birth of her first child, I knew I was in for a treat. Denise knew what goals she had and knew she needed help to get them. I designed a very challenging custom-made postnatal fitness regime that didn’t deplete this new mom’s energy. This was used in combination with a nourishing nutrition program, designed by my twin sister, Lara Jacob, N.D.
Denise got everything she needed to be healthy while tackling her very ambitious weight loss commitment. With a short, specific and measurable timeline, including the extra motivation of getting into an already purchased wedding gown for Denise, we started our journey together. I even got to have fun incorporating her new baby into our workouts!
She’ll now share some of the secrets of her success with us.
L: What made you decide to start training with a trainer?
D: I knew I didn’t have time or motivation for the gym with a newborn. I needed the push from someone and it needed to be in my home. A trainer seemed like the only option.
L: Why Prime Fitness?
D: Leigh was highly recommended to me from an acquaintance of mine – I’m so pleased or I wouldn’t have known.
L: What were your specific goals and timeline?
D: I needed to be at my pre-baby weight in order to fit into the wedding dress I already bought. I only had 3 months.
L: What was your experience with the training?
D: Leigh understood my limitations at first but pushed me when she knew she could, and it allowed me within a week to really start focusing on strengthening and sweating.
L: Did you achieve what you had hoped for?
D: I weighed less than my pre-baby weight! I actually bought another dress that suited my new waistline.
L: Any additional surprise benefits?
D: I was eating better, so my skin cleared up. My mood was better and I dealt with sleepless nights a lot better.
L: What did you learn about yourself in the process?
D: That I can do it, I just need the push.
L: What new fitness habits have you incorporated into your life as a result?
D: Regular exercise is part of my life, I go to the gym and still do a lot of the exercises Leigh taught me.
L: What new nutrition habits have you stuck with?
D: Most of them actually, I do indulge but on occasion. Stick with organic, no GMO food and drink lotsa water!
L: What are you most proud of completing on this program?
D: Not missing or bailing on one session (3X per week) it was key to my success given I have such a short timeline.
L: What advice would you give to those who are having difficulty starting a fitness regime?
D: Getting help if you know you can’t do it on your own. It’s a great kick start!
So there you have it, everyone. Another awesome success story. Denise, you’re an inspiration!
P.S. Spoiler alert: Denise and I did it once more after the birth of her second child. We set a goal and achieved it again!