I lost 23 inches!
Like many women today, I’ve been struggling with weight issues most of my adult life. I tried every “diet”, weight loss program, cardio program, gym workout class, etc. All of these different programs would work, but only temporarily because once I achieved my goal, I would ultimately revert back to old, BAD habits. One day in early 2009, I attempted to put on my socks and shoes and found that I was out of breath just bending over to perform this simple task. ENOUGH! I decided then and there that I was not only going to lose this weight and get healthy, but I was going to change my life. How did I ever let it come to this?? As a former gymnast, I knew what was required to give my body a great workout. However, I also knew that my eating habits were going to have to change…PERMENANTLY!! I started eating better and working out regularly to attempt a healthy weight loss at a slow pace. I lost about 25 pounds on my own by April. I then started working out with a personal trainer and continued my own eating program and lost another 25 pounds by October. I wanted to change up my workout, do something fun, exciting and different. In mid October, I had a co-worker tell me about BBX, so I decided to try it. It was just what I needed! By November, I developed an interest into learning more about BBX and possibly becoming a coach. I took a BBX Intensive Workout class to increase my knowledge and that’s where I met Dede Barbanti, creator of BBX. After meeting Dede and taking her classes, I decided to be one of the first to participate in her 90-day program (Dec 2009 to Feb 2010). I managed to lose another 25 pounds and an incredible 23 inches!! I have now met my goal weight and feel and look better than ever! BBX has given me the excitement of working out again and actually loving it! Dede has given me so much more…aside from my family, she has truly been instrumental in inspiring me to embrace and maintain my “NEW” lifestyle. It takes strength, courage and determination to get your mind in the right place to make the change, but once that happens…Dede takes you to the next level and provides you with the support, encouragement, passion, dedication and drive to meet and even exceed your goals. She helps push you further than you could possibly push yourself and before you know it, your body is changing for the better. Thank you for helping me through this change in my life and continuing to inspire and encourage me, Dede!