Up! Up in age, up in weight, up half the night! Blood pressure up, cholesterol up, stress levels up!
I was FED UP! So, I decided to do something about it. I was done with my unhealthy status that seemed to come with entering my 40's, and began my journey to a healthier me starting with my consultation with Gail.
Gail wanted to know what my fitness goals were. I wanted to lose weight, gain strength, sleep through the night, and just plain feel healthier. She put me right to work! Now, I want to be honest, although I'm a teacher, I may not be the best student. I complained most of the time throughout my sessions, attempted the sad puppy dog face and had plenty of set backs. Fortunately, what's great about working out with Gail is that she won't give up on you and won't let you give up on yourself.
Throughout my journey to a healthier me, I'd gone through plenty of ups and downs. After several months, I started to see progress. I'd lost weight, gained strength and was making healthier decisions when it came to my eating habits (not going to say the four-letter "D" word - "diet"). Then, I suffered a blow medically that not only wiped out most of my hard work, but actually made my situation much worse. I gained more weight than I'd ever been - even more than any of my three pregnancies, my strength began to deteriorate, and let's not even talk about my mood. However, my prior success with Gail helped me to stay motivated, and I refused to give up. Gail worked with me and around all the challenges that came with my medical condition. And once my doctor pulled me through the "dark times", Gail was right there to help me climb back on the wagon.
I'm happy to say that I'm back on track and making my way back to a healthier me. Now let's not confused, I don't complain any less and I still have work to do, but I'm glad to know Gail will be there to keep me going in the right direction.