Congratulations on being chosen as LIFE’s “Client of the Week”!
Veronica – Team Miranda – “The Shredders”
Tell us a little about your backstory and what ultimately made you decide to come to Live-in Fitness?
I spent 6 years in University getting my bachelors of science in marine biology. I never took a semester off, including summer and winter semesters. I was focusing and stressing over school so much that I inevitably gained weight. Some neighbors of my parents told my parents about Live In Fitness and they asked if I would be interested in going. I agreed because eating healthy and working out all day while in sunny California sounded like an amazing time.
Where are you from?
North Houston, Texas
What is your career?
I don’t have one right now. I graduated with my BS in December and I will be starting my masters program this July in New Zealand. I will be getting my masters in marine conservation.
When did you notice a weight pattern or change if it applies?
I have always been chubby. My weight was increasing steadily for years. It wasn’t until a year ago that the scale read 200.
How did it make you feel/or affect your lifestyle?
Seeing that number on the scale was mortifying. But it was during one of my most difficult semesters and I couldn’t focus on weight loss like I wanted to.
What were your biggest struggles?
I struggled with eating. I always made time for exercise. My cardio was decent and I loved lifting weights. But I would never eat at the right times or the right amount.
Why did you choose LIFE?
My parents neighbors went to the Hilton Head location and had great results. They recommended it to my parents who then made the arrangements for me to come here.
How do you feel about your progress so far?
My progress has been incredible. I am so much thinner and stronger than when I got here. My mental state is so much better too. It really is all mental.
What so far about the program has worked for you?
Personal training has been my greatest tool. Learning how to run more efficiently has helped in all areas. Diet is definitely the most important part of weight loss and the chefs have insured my meals are perfect so that I can reach my goals.
What did you enjoy about the program? classes? lectures? staff? clients?
The program has achieved the perfect algorithm to help almost anybody lose weight. The classes are fun and allow me to push myself even harder. The lectures equip us with the knowledge to continue to lose weight once we’re at home. The trainers are fantastic and very knowledgeable. The chefs are kind and accommodating. The housekeeping manager, Lorena, is hard working and attentive. I have surrounded myself with only positive friends.
How has this changed your outlook on Life?
I feel confident that I will continues to lose weight and keep it off on my own. I have asked all the questions I could, learned new techniques to keep my workouts working and bust through any plateaus I might hit. I will keep this up for my health because I want to have a long life.
What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?
You have to be in the right mind frame before coming here. Know that this program will only work if you have an open mind and a drive to do your best. There may be setbacks, but you have to be smart about how you will overcome them. There are people here that want to see you succeed and they will give you a push in the right direction. Trust them. Trust the process. Listen to your body. You will be surprised at what it can do.
What advise would you give to others? Quote? Statement? Motivation
Quit slackin’ and make it happen!