A year ago I found myself 40lbs over weight and hating the shape my body was in. I wasn’t crazy about working out & I loved food to much to cut back. In November of 2011 a fitness center near my work put on a Biggest Loser challenge. I weighed 165 & my body fat was 37.5% and boy was I out of shape!
Little did I know that in just 7 month I would be down 5 dress sizes & my body fat would be at 21.7%. Dawson saw something in me that I didn’t, a healthy & fit woman. Who would every believe that at the age of 50 I would run my first mud run obstacle course, run a 5k in 27:29 minutes & love working out! Dawson has taught me that eating right and “bringing it” every day in the gym, is a lifestyle that I can maintain. I can truly say that having a trainer that knows his stuff, believes in you and knows how to get the best out of someone has made all the difference in the world.
Fifty & Fit with a Body By DawsonCyndi
For 20+ years, I had been overweight. My motivation was drained. I had tried every fad diet out there and I came to the conclusion that I was going to be overweight for the rest of my life. Then in January 2012, I was told about this boot camp. I was skeptical of the boot-camp-style workout. To be honest, it was scary and intimidating. I am glad that I put my fears and skepticism aside because Body By Dawson has changed my life in so many ways! He challenged me to do things that I thought I could not do. I learned that you have to find equilibrium between cardio and training with weights. He has given me the knowledge and tools on how to exercise and diet correctly.
When I started in January I weighed 257 lbs., wore a size 24, and had a body fat of 47%. Yes, I was FAT. Now, 11 months later, I weigh 177 lbs., wear a size 12/14, and my body fat is 28%. So, if that is not results, I don’t know what is! I would like to lose 10 more pounds, and it will be accomplished.
One thing that I thought I would never do is run, yes RUN a 5K. I have now recently run in two; one was an obstacle course mud run, which was FUN, and the other was a timed 5K, which I ran in 32:39. Not bad for my first race.
Now a friend just told me that, because of what I have been doing, they are going to get on the exercise bandwagon. I love that I can inspire her to better her life.
Runner Jim Ryan said, “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going”. I hope my story will give you that motivation to get started!Darla
Lost 110 lbs with 80 of those within the last 6 months. I went from a size 19 to a size 2 and competed in my first competition in 2013.Brandi
12 weeks with serious diet = total weight loss 64 pounds.
I am 27 years old mother of two. I suffer from PTSD, Depression, horrible self image and anxiety! I was on three different medicine twice a day. I was in counseling for almost three years, when I joined my school’s work out group. I never really though of myself as working out or eating healthy. I put on a fake smile and everything was okay… WRONG. What I was doing was hurting myself! I was a prisoner in my own body. I met Dawson by total fluke. Other trainers were suppose to train the school groups, but ended up quitting, and he took us on.
Over time I have learned that I need to take care of myself. Not only have I gained my life back, but I have gained an amazing support team, that has crossed the line to family.Chantal