No one wants to hear weight loss advice from someone who’s never been there. Fact. How can you relate to someone who has always been fit, thin and attractive?
So to make sure you understand where I’m coming from, this seems like the perfect place to show you my “before” and “after” photos.
As an avid dancer throughout high school and naturally petite, I had always maintained a healthy weight. Until college, when the dancing stopped and the pounds came on. I didn’t just gain the freshman 15, I gained the freshman 30, which stayed with me for about four years, when I decided to do something about it. After work each day, I would walk up to the gym on Hollywood Blvd. and work out for about 40 minutes and spend some time on the elliptical and a few arm and ab machines. I also started eating breakfast every single day, even if it was just a piece of toast with peanut butter and a few strawberries.
Results started to show and people noticed! While I may not have been maximizing my workouts, I was moving, and something was happening. I continued to try new workouts and meal plans and by making gradual changes, I began a complete lifestyle makeover. No diets. No gimmicks.
Me in 2006:
Me in 2010/2011:
Me with a client: