Personal Training, Accountability, and Healthy Routine Help Me Transform

By Deanna Furman

Since training with Walter over the past 10 weeks, I have lost 15 pounds and over 5 inches from my waist line. My BMI is actually normal now. I have more energy and handle stress a lot better. And I’m still planning on losing more!

Prior to training with Walter, I was completely sedentary in front of a computer for 10+ hours a day. I ate in between work calls during the day, and also late at night.  I ate whatever easy meal I could think of for the family (burgers, pizza, pasta, etc.).  Over the past 10 weeks, my diet has completely changed. I have been held accountable by logging in meals, counting calories, weighing portions, meal prepping, cutting back on the alcohol, and making healthy choices without processed foods.  Once in awhile I cheat a little, sure.  But it’s nothing in comparison to my prior dietary habits.

I stay consistent with my workouts by training with Walter 3 times per week.  We have a schedule, and it’s a commitment that is part of my week. Personal training has helped hold me accountable for my diet and for a healthy routine. It’s not always easy, but it is worth it because I’m doing something for myself so that I can lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. I’m not getting any younger, and the thought of developing health issues scares me.

I have been yo-yo dieting and struggling with my weight and stress since my son was born. This year, I made the decision to do something about it.  To actually get in shape.  But I felt that without having someone to personally train me, that I would be lost not knowing any routines, proper form, and/ or not following thru with a diet and exercise plan.  

If someone would have asked me last year, or anytime before, I never ever had considered hiring a personal trainer. I thought it would be too expensive, and that I wouldn’t have the time. But if you think about it, those were really just excuses.  The reality is, if you cut eating out all the time at restaurants and getting fast food and not making your meals by planning them every day, then you will have that much money every month to hire a personal trainer or to join a gym and do virtual training with Walter. Then there’s the expense of having to buy new clothes, if you keep growing out of the ones you have.  And as far as having the time is concerned, you have to make it. You have to make yourself a priority because this is your health and well being. 

Thanks for training me Walter!  I look forward to Q2 2018!