This woman deserves a HUGE round of applause! So please give her a shout out and an atta girl for getting off the weight loss roller coaster! Take a read: 👇
Anneliese asked me to do a testimonial on my changes over the past 6 months. The first picture is one of me on New Years’ Eve this year. I decided before Christmas that I was completely OVER IT. I hated feeling blah about myself. Since Christmas I have lost 38 lbs and a total of over 29 inches. I learned that I was basically eating twice as much food as I needed, it really is about what we are eating, or in my story, how much I was eating. I still have more to go, but I am feeling really proud of myself. I have fluctuated a bit in weight over the years, but found myself just in a rut for the last few of years, as we age, it is not easy to keep the weight where you want it.
I started working with Anneliese way back in the day, since 2002, when the Broadwater Downtown Athletic Club was around. The camaraderie that I found there with such a wonderful group of like minded people, I actually learned for the first time in my life that I was someone that enjoyed working out… Then there was a little pause when Anneliese got a “real” job, where I did some CrossFit in town, and liked that as well.
For the past several years, I have been in a group of 6 of us (the FitGirls, whom I love with all my heart, they are such a wonderful group of ladies (even those that we have had come and go) where we all cheer each other on) for an in-person workout session once a week at Anneliese’s studio.
Since the world shut down, I started taking Anneliese’s noon on-line FaceBook classes (M/W/TH), which are the bomb, you can take them live with her or take them as #replay when you have time. The people in that group have been so much fun to commiserate with during the on-line classes, it is almost like working out in the DAC back in the day. I love that her noon FaceBook Live classes are total body workouts, which are making me stronger everywhere!
I partially tore my hamstring last fall, so this also caused me to take my health more seriously. Partially due to that, I purchased a stationary bike, and have also been biking almost daily since the beginning of February. I can tell that this is also helping me out, with endurance, lung capacity, and toning my body.
Another benefit I accidentally stumbled upon with my Apple Watch, was my resting heart rate. It has continued to drop over the year, as I keep exercising and eating better. My blood pressure has lowered and I am sleeping better at night.
If you are feeling like you are not where you want to be, or that you are fed up with where you are, Anneliese is a great person to reach out to. She definitely knows how to continually kick my rear, but with love, acceptance and an occasional “You’re Fine…”. She has shown me over the years that I can take on WAY more than I ever thought I could. So, thank you A, for everything! Here’s to anything other than another burpee! 😊
👉THIS, THIS right here is what it's about! Thanks for making ME be a better trainer, a better coach, a better PERSON!! CONGRATS Shan!