Meet Kristi, a client of Wellness By Little for over 2 years. Kristi came to training with a clear vision, a hilarious sense of humor and accomplished her goals day by day with the help of a nutritionist and regular weekly training appointments. Hear more of her story:
Why did you decide to start a training program?
A few years ago, I experienced a short period of extreme back pain. I went to the doctor, weighed in at my all time high and for the first time, my blood pressure was quite high. So I had to get a grip on things. My husband and I joined the WAC, started nutritional counseling, and I signed up for personal training twice a week. That's how I met Mary!
What are your short (3 months) and long (6 months to a year) goals?
3 formal workouts weekly
7-8 hours sleep at least 5 nights per week
Maintain weight loss and lose another 5lbs
Maintain my exercise and sleep routine.
Not training for the Olympics, just want to be walking and healthy when I am 80!
What success(es) have you had since starting training?
Initially, I lost 20 lbs and many inches. And my BP returned to normal without medication. Yeah for me! But recently, I have been less diligent with my diet and exercise so I have regained 10lbs. It's a life long process, that's for sure. But despite that, I am in much better physical condition than when I started, both aerobically and muscularly. I just did a 10 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail with no problem, and not even sore afterward.
What's your most favorite and least favorite exercise?
Favorite - Anything that stretches my obliques; feels so good!
Not so favorite - Those planks are just my personal earthquake! And I call the stability ball, the instability ball!
If you could give one piece of advice for someone contemplating starting a program what would it be?
Cut yourself some slack and take it one step at a time. Working with Mary is such a pleasure! The time will fly by and you will hardly know you are working hard. Well, except for the planking...