"Overworked and overbooked" is how Christine Szpynda described her life when she signed up for our new Fit in 10: Slim & Strong—for Life! program. The 45-year-old wife and mother of three was juggling a career as an executive director at a large financial services company with a busy home life. Her nonstop schedule—combined with the fact that her weight had steadily been creeping up since she'd hit her 40s—left her feeling tired all the time. The evening run she'd done on and off for years had been "off" for longer than she'd like to admit, thanks to her achy knees, and she needed a simple routine she could do in the morning before the craziness of her day started. "My days only seemed to get busier as they went on, which made finding the time to exercise really challenging," she says. "I'd tell myself I'd start working out on Monday, and then it would be Wednesday and I still hadn't done anything. It was this big, depressing cycle." Despite her crazy life, … [Read more...] about How This 45-Year-Old Woman Lost 16 Pounds In 8 Weeks
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Jessica Diaz is a Boston-based Barre instructor, personal trainer, and mother of two. She had a stroke at age 36 despite leading, what she thought, was an extremely healthy lifestyle. This is her story.The morning of June 20, 2013, started out like any other. I was 36 years old and had recently become a certified Barre instructor. I led two classes that morning, then ran to another studio to take Zumba. Then, I rushed home, excited to take my daughter to her first kids’ yoga class. Because I was so active, I thought I was living my healthiest life and I was eager to introduce her to the joy of fitness.(Make 2018 YOUR year by taking charge of your health and jump-starting your weight loss with the Prevention calendar and health planner!)MORE: Over 40? These 5 Exercise Classes Are Perfect for YouI had just jumped in the shower when all of the sudden I felt a shooting pain down my left side. My left arm just sort of let go; I had no control over it. The sensation only lasted about … [Read more...] about I Was A 36-Year-Old Barre Instructor When I Had A Stroke. Here’s How It’s Changed My Outlook On Health And Wellbeing.
For millions of people struggling with obesity, weight-loss success is about much more than before-and-after photos or getting a "bikini body." For one such woman, social worker Beverly Cutlip, it's currently about the small victories and the quiet triumphs—such as being able to sit down at a park picnic table for the first time in many, many years.The moment that Beverly was able to relax comfortably at that picnic table was a triumphant one that brought her to tears of joy. It was a moment of sweetness that probably went unnoticed by those around her—and, since Beverly is still 370 pounds, others might not have considered it a reason to celebrate at all. But the moment meant everything to Beverly, who has lost an amazing 80 pounds since March 30 (she used to weigh 450 pounds).Beverly knew one person who would understand—Tony Posnanski, a chef and Huffington Post writer who tipped the scales at 420 pounds in 2008 and lost 221 of it by totally revamping his diet … [Read more...] about This Interview Will Completely Change How You Think About Weight Loss
Recently, a Women's Health reader tweeted at Amy Roberts, a certified personal trainer who writes for us regularly, asking if there were any exercises she could do to tighten the loose skin left after her weight loss. "I was stymied for the kind of helpful, supportive answer I wanted to give—especially one that would fit in 140 characters or fewer," says Roberts. We reached out to different experts to find the answer, and they all said the same thing: Once skin has been stretched, there aren't any workout moves that can tighten it.This is an issue that Kelly Coffey, a personal trainer who lost 160 pounds, has personal experience with: She was shocked at both the appearance of her now-trim body and how she felt about it when she first lost the weight. “I didn’t look or feel anything like I was expecting to once I was thin,” she says. Her journey of accepting her body turned out to be more of a process than shedding the pounds was, a lesson she teaches … [Read more...] about How To Deal With Loose Skin After an Extreme Weight Loss
In his interview over on TTMembers, strength coach and nutrition expert Brad Pilon gave some unique tips on looking better. One of his points was quite simple...for those of you that have been working hard, eating right, and losing weight yet don't feel your body fat is changing, Brad recommends getting a tan or new clothes that fit better. Often, even though we are improving, we don't notice it.On my travels, I was able to get quite a bit of sun, and I have to agree with Brad, the tan makes the body look better. After all, no bodybuilder goes on-stage trying to look as light as possible, do they? Of course not, everyone puts on "fake tan" because it makes you look better.Read the other tips from Brad's interview HERENOTE: By the way, I think I gave the wrong link for yesterday's You Tube video...Click HERE for the correct link to the bodyweight sessionNow for this week's guidelines...Monday If you are a beginner having a hard time with the exercises, get a personal trainer for one … [Read more...] about 7-Day Weight Loss Guide: Secrets to Looking Good