“I needed motivation and a plan to eat better and exercise consistently”
I was very active growing up, so I went to college and became a physical education teacher. Being physically fit has always been important to me and until I turned 40, it was easy. I ate whatever I wanted but was active enough to burn the extra calories. I developed some bad habits – the main one was drinking sweet tea all day long.
I needed motivation and a plan to eat better and exercise consistently. I saw Rob’s personal training ad in the paper, so I called him. I have been going to the Campo YMCA since it opened several years ago and working out pretty consistently. I was going to Step class 2 to 3 times a week and BodyPump class 2 to 3 times a week, but I was not seeing the results I wanted.
One Friday evening, I went to one of Rob’s seminars and heard about the nutrition and training program that he and Davie were giving that night. After the seminar I signed up for 3 months. The first week was the hardest, just like they said it would be. I cut out sugar (withdrawal from sweet tea is not pretty) and ate small meals throughout the day. I am not a morning person, but I got up very early 3 mornings a week to train with Davie. I still went to my Step class at the Y to get my cardio in. It didn’t take long for my clothes to feel looser and looser. That motivated me more than anything else. People who I hardly knew would come up to me and ask me how I was losing the weight. Boy, did that make me feel good!
After 4 months I have went from weighing 159 to 142 lbs. (lost 17 lbs.) and decrease my body fat 12.1% from 28.9% to 16.8%. At 51 years old, I went from the 57th% ranking to the 96th % for my age group for fitness. It has become sort of a challenge to be creative about my meals and snacks. My husband is also involved in our menu planning and is much more aware of what he is eating too. My best friend, Beth, is also training with Rob and we discuss our meal planning quite often. It is much easier and more fun when you have people who are also interested in what you are doing. But the most exciting part of this whole process has been that all of my clothes have become way too big. I went from a size 10 to a size 4 and shopping for clothes has never been so much fun.
I am pretty much where I want to be in terms of weight and body fat, but I have learned a different way to look at training and nutrition. I want my body to always be a fat burning machine and I want to fuel it that way. These past 4 months have definitely been life changing for me and I hope to continue.
– Debbie Lambert