Couch to 5K and WLFS Bootcamp Help Me Lose 26 Pounds

By Amber Clayton

Results: Lost 26 Pounds

Location:  Alexandria, VA

Occupation: Director

My first program with Walter was the “Couch to 5K”.  I thought that was perfect for me since I spent a lot of time on the couch.  I hardly got any exercise and I was looking and feeling terrible.  I couldn’t do a sit up, or leg lifts and I couldn’t walk long distances or run without pain in my shins and my feet.  I didn’t think I would make it through the course but by the end of the 3rd week, I was able to speed walk the 5K.  I was the last one to complete it, but I didn’t care. 

Since then, I have done 3 more 5Ks, running and walking, and I plan to do more.  I have continued to participate in the Boot Camp twice a week. While training with Walter, I have lost 26 pounds. Also, my core is stronger and I feel better. 

I am so proud of my accomplishment thus far. Thanks Walter!