What brought you to Mettler?
In May of 2012 I graduated from grad school and I knew I would have the time to go to the gym. Additionally, my dad and father-in-law were already working out here and getting great results, so I felt it was a win-win.
What was your turning point when you made the decision to go all-in?
Before, when I exercised, I felt like I was just going through the motions. I wanted this time to be different. I was going to do this for me! Most importantly, when I started working with my personal trainer, Emily, it definitely took me to the next level.
What is your current schedule?
I do Fusion Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and then take Cycling at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I love the classes-they are great because you just show up! I also really enjoy the people and they help keep me motivated.
How has your body and fitness level changed over the last few years?
I can truly say I'm in the best shape of my life. But, I remember when running a quarter mile loop around our subdivision felt impossible. However, this past year, I ran the Illinois Half Marathon, and I can't wait to do it again this year with an even faster time!
How have you stayed motivated and committed?
I had to find what worked for me. I was not afraid to switch things up to see if it made a difference. Also, seeing results is the best motivation!
Do you have any weight loss or fitness secrets you are willing to share?
I love MyFitnessPal app. It helps hold me accountable. Consistency has been key; I always make time for exercise. I'm at Mettler at least six days a week, usually Monday through Friday and then either Saturday or Sunday, depending on my schedule that week.
What advice would you give to someone who doesn't know where to start?
Get a personal trainer and work with a Registered Dietitian. The extra support and accountability created a foundation that I later learned to maintain on my own.
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