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Monday, 21 November 2011

Well, is it Nifty Fifty Paul?

Paul at the start of his WOW Journey...
Well, summer has come and gone, the reverse regrettably of what has happened since I last wrote my blog. Yes the weight has gone and come. Unfortunately several things have happened, both at home and at work which has meant lapses in both exercise and diet. Although the weight gain is not significant it has compounded what has been a difficult summer personally and acted as a constant reminded of how ones life events can impact on your weight loss programme and your state of mind.

It has also been a period where I have celebrated my 50th Birthday and this has also meant that several local restaurants have been visited!

 Throughout this difficult period Sonia has continued to be supportive and had several hair style changes, dark being my preferred option!

 The important thing is that the damage is repairable and I happy to say that I have reengaged with the programme. I have started training at the gym again and eating a balanced, healthy diet.

 You must never lose sight of the goal and continue to appreciate the benefits of being fitter.

Paul, today, 5 stone lighter!
What a year this has been so far for Paul, dosen't he look WOW!!! He has given a very personal and truthful account of how he has felt since the summer. Some weeks when we didn't manage to get together I kept in touch with him, it was most probably a case of Big Brother is watching! hahaha when he did put on weight I was not too concerned about how much he weighed, I was looking at his Body Fat % and his  Muscle Mass % as this gave me the true summary of what was happening with his body, I explained the readings to him at every meeting.

Paul is back on track which is great as it is now the run up to Christmas which is a difficult time for most people.

If you would like to ask Paul or myself any questions, please leave your comments and we will reply accordingley.

Sonia x

P.S glad to see Paul has not lost his sense of humour, yip I changed my hair but as you can all see I am back to au natural...oh & when I said to him "let's go out for a lovely meal for your 50th birthday" he politely refused and said he had been to every restaurant open e,g Chinese, Thai, Nando's etc etc boy did that make me laugh!!!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hedda is HEADING in the right direction!!!

Hi Sonia   

This was taken in August last year where I weighed a hefty 17st 2lb. I was
miserable, unhappy with the way I looked, and was finding life difficult
because self esteem was rock bottom because I was so overweight. I couldn't
find many clothes that fitted me, I looked dreadful in them anyway. I
resolved that I needed to do something and I was introduced to Sonia and WOW

I started slowly, going to keep fit classes(led by Sonia), then Nordick walking, then
Zumba classes and now I also go to the gym once a week.

Sonia has been an inspiration to me, has kept me on the straight and narrow
and I now have lost approx 2.5 stone and several inches all round. I cannot
thanks Sonia enough for all the help and support she has given me and
continues to give me. I have resolved to lose another stone by Christmas!
My target is to get back to the weight I was before I got pregnant with my
first child 16 years ago. I weighed 80kg then. I know I still have a long
way to go, but I love all the fitness training, I look and feel so much
better and amazingly I can eat what I like and still lose weight due to the
increased activity. I also walk my dog twice a day and work on my allotment
at weekends. I am so happy that my couch potato days have gone.
Interestingly, I usually suffer from SAD in the winter, but last year this
didn't happen, and I'm convinced it was because I was active throughout. I am going to keep WOWING so watch this space!


 Hedda has been working with WOW Fitness for 1 year and her WinOnWeightloss journey is still going strong, she has listened to everything I have said and  has the self-discipline to do other activites as well as having one-on-one sessions with me, I am very proud of her achievements!

Here is a picture of Hedda taken last week...Looking forward to our workout tonight ,she will certainly be WOWED! If you would like to ask me or Hedda any questions about her weight loss journey, please leave your comments and we will reply.