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Persistence Works!

She hired me 3 years ago. At 44 years old, 5 feet 3 and 143 pounds, she was a lifetime exercise enthusiast and in very good shape. Despite owning a body that most women would be very pleased with, she was unsatisfied and wanted the “defined” look of a figure competitor. I tweaked her diet and training, and 5 months later she was down to a super lean 119 pounds.

Personal problems intruded on her fitness goals and, like many of us, she resorted to stress eating. Before long she was back to 140 pounds. As her personal issues receded, menopause hit with full force. Now, nothing that we did seemed to get her bodyweight down. The exercise and diet techniques that worked so well previously had no effect on her altered metabolism.

She visited a nutritionist, to no avail — we’d already tried everything the nutritionist suggested. Her physician said she should just learn to live with her current body, that she already looked just fine.

But “just fine” wasn’t good enough — she really, really, really wanted to drop that fat.

Again we tweaked her diet, trying a different combination of protein, carbs and fat. She has diligently stuck to the diet I laid out, weight trains twice a week with me, and performs cardio 5 mornings a week.

Finally, the weight is dropping.

If your fitness goals are really important to you, and what you’re doing isn’t working, try something else. But NEVER think exercise and diet won’t work for you. They work for everyone — especially when customized to your unique needs and goals.

March 22, 2008 | News | Comments Off on Persistence Works!

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