What are some of the physical changes that you have experienced in the program?
I lost 100 pounds of unwanted fat and bulge. I have less knee and back pain. I am no longer in constant pain and my body fat went down 21%.
What are the biggest positive changes that you have noticed as a result of being part of the program?
Weight loss. Exercising, stretching, and giving me strength in my core has had an impact with my back pain for the long term. Pinnacle Fitness is my happy place. I can go there and
know I will not be judged and the results are always positive for my overall well-being. I believe in Pinnacle Fitness and one on one personal training at any age, especially with any physical
challenges for ultimate results.
How did you handle social situations - wining and dining?
That was never an issue for me. If I decided to have a glass of wine, I would. I watched my total intake of calories for the day, including the wine. There are always salads,
vegetables and just no butter and sauces.
How did you stay focused and motivated?
I saw results. I was eating better. Luke has been a strong support system every step of the way.
Did you ever have blowouts with food, and if so, how did you move forward?
Not really. I crave trail mix occasionally. Maybe cheese and crackers. I've worked so hard; my body doesn't crave the old diet. I have had dreams that I am eating gum drops.
Was this your first attempt to lose weight?
No, it seems my entire life I struggled with weight. First it was just baby fat, then it was "oh, she will grow out of it!"
What was your typical diet before you got into shape this time around?
Coffee in the morning, I didn't eat during the day, and then would eat all of my calories at night and it was never the right food.
Were there foods you eliminated from your diet?
Breads, sugar, pasta - Now I try to stick to all fresh to avoid additives.
What is your typical diet now?
Fruits, vegetables, cauliflower rice, chicken, eggs, salmon, oatmeal, and salads with protein.
How much protein do you eat in a day?
Egg whites with 1 whole egg, chicken, fish and Quest protein bars.
Describe your typical workout routine. How much cardio do you do for how long?
My routine varies with each session. I love the surprise of what I will be doing, that way I don't get bored. I enjoy trying all the machines and learning what the benefits are to your
body. I have total faith and trust with all the trainers at Pinnacle Fitness to guide me. The beauty of leaving it up to the trainers is they explain how to use the machine properly and
are aware of each client’s physical limitations to avoid pain and injury. My favorite workout is boxing - it is great cardio and upper arm workout but especially because I can take my
What advice do you have for others wanting to lose weight and get toned?
It's never too late. Mind and body are hand in hand. Aging is the pits, but exercising keeps everything moving and motivates the mind for good thoughts. Do it for yourself and
ask for help from good, caring and professional people (Trainers). Pinnacle Fitness is a safe place to feel comfortable in your own body. Luke has created a positive atmosphere to achieve
your own goals for physical and mental well-being.