by Kathy Scapin
Are you a FENCE SITTER?
If you didn’t get into the Gold’s Gym Challenge (it filled up quickly with 200 people!), maybe hearing from some of our members who “took the Challenge” will motivate you to make your transformations in our next Challenge:
Michael and Ashley Seiler are very familiar with the Gold’s Gym Challenge. In 2013 Ashley won 2nd place in her age group at West Cobb. A year later, Michael made the journey and lost 70 pounds over the course of a year. As we all know too well, life happens and in June Michael injured his shoulder which required surgery and was not able to exercise. Over the following months he gained back 40 pounds. Ashley said even though she continued to exercise she found herself “resting on her laurels” and did not pay enough attention to her nutrition and found that she began to lose muscle tone.
They both decided to join the Challenge this year to help them get back to where they want to be. The Seiler’s looked at this as an opportunity to recommit, connect with others that have the same goal and take advantage of the abundant accountability to stay focused. Ashley tells how she enjoyed the supportive environment and the PEP talks from the team at West Cobb. Staying connected in person and on social media is important to her. The Challenge participants who enjoy on line support and camaraderie will be able to connect on a dedicated Facebook page that is being set up for that very purpose. And of course whether at Chapel Hill, Hospital Drive, West Cobb the staff is always there to share a smile, offer words of encouragement and celebrate a milestone.
Sandy “wants to be the fittest she has ever been when she turns “40” this year.” You go girl!
Jennifer- “… has lost weight, gained it back and the challenge will be a good motivator to get it off.” She has a goal in mind and signed up with her two friends.
Evelyn – “It’s harder to build muscle now so I’m doing Personal Training with Tyler. Tyler gives great feedback and he can make modifications that work for me. I want to be an active 80 year old when I get to that point in life so I am starting now!”
T- “I want to look like my homeboy who has a six pack.”
Whatever you motivation is, whether this is your first weight loss rodeo or your 10th, whether you are in the Gold’s Gym Challenge or not, make the decision to commit, set a goal, and give it your best shot. You have nothing to lose but that extra weight and body fat you have been talking about losing for too long!