In her 50s, Lisa saw what the future offered with a less than healthy lifestyle, and decided she wanted something better for herself. This is her story…
“I have struggled with my weight and fitness level all my life and have been up and down many times. In the beginning of 2015 I was approaching my highest weight and body fat… once again. With some blood work results also showing my numbers going in the wrong direction and my physical strength at a low, I realized it was time to make a change or really face a future of poor health.
I didn’t feel like I could make a change this significant on my own, I knew I needed some professional guidance. Over the past few years, I had seen information about Sensible Fitness and it seemed like a great option.
In my beginning workouts I was even weaker than I thought – it’s hard to start on the weight machines and not even use one plate! But the trainers were very encouraging and motivating – starting where I was and pushing me to improve with tons of helpful advice along the way. It has been satisfying to see the weights add on as the months pass.
One more thing I needed to add was more cardio to continue to improve my endurance and burn more fat. In January of this year, I decided to take up running with a first goal of running in the Heart Mini 5K. I’m thrilled to say I trained and completed the 5K – my very first one! I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of Doug and Patty and the progress I have made at Sensible Fitness. I’m continuing to run and looking forward to the next race too.
It has been a journey so far and along the way I have gained muscle mass and strength, lost weight and the doctor just stopped some medication! I’m not at the finish yet, I still have a lot of work in front of me. But it is worth the effort and I would encourage anyone who feels like I did a year ago to just get started – wherever you are. I have met a lot of other really inspiring people along the way and they have shown me it is just as much about the journey as it is the finish.”