Getting fit for my wedding!

After graduating college, the weight started creeping up. There was always an excuse – too busy to go to the gym, too expensive to eat healthy, and of course, there is always a “reason” eat out. Looking back, it is silly that as unhappy as I was about the weight I had gained, it took me so long to do something about it. The truth is, it is hard. It seems much easier (and fun) to go out to eat on a Friday night than go to the gym. It seems much easier to get a bag of chips out of the vending machine at work than proactively pack a healthy snack for the work day. It is a vicious cycle.

With my wedding approaching this May (2014), I knew I wanted to look/ feel great on my big day! I heard about Metro 42 through a co-worker who had, at the time, just successfully completed the Metro 42 challenge herself, losing over 20 pounds. It was very exciting and motivating to see and hear about a success story firsthand, rather than just through a story you read online and wonder “there must be a trick,” or “did they really lose weight healthily?”

The Metro 42 Challenge has changed my life. It is definitely challenging (the name isn’t a joke), but you can’t ask for a more supportive atmosphere at Metro Fitness. The trainers are encouraging and structure the workouts to accommodate all fitness levels. Patrick helps guide you through the nutrition training, which surprisingly, was not as impossible as I had expected . I have definitely taken on a new lifestyle, not just another fad diet that I have tried so many other times. Most of all, being part of a team that is all working towards the same goal is truly inspiring!

I lost 21.5 pounds and nearly four inches off my waist during the Metro 42 Challenge!! I still have work to do, but I can’t describe how good it feels to be over the first big hump. It is incredible to lift a 20 pound weight and realize that—less than two months ago—I weighed that much more.

I can’t thank the Metro 42 team enough! If you are even thinking about trying the Metro 42 challenge—do it! Six weeks go by in a flash and you don’t want look back six weeks from now wishing you had done something about that unwanted weight. It took me several years, but I finally beat the vicious cycle.

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