Nancy D’s Story

SamanthaSharesThis is the story of Nancy. Nancy was a size 16 and steadily gaining weight. There was a history of diabetes in her family and her A1C numbers were starting to creep up. She knew something had to be done about her situation, but she was worried. She was worried about what it would cost to lose weight. She was worried she would fail if she fell into the same old habits. She was just plain worried about everything!

Nancy talked to a coworker who had joined Mind Body and Soul Fitness and had a lot of success. Her friend encouraged her to take the leap. Fortunately for Nancy, she listened.

35 pounds later, Nancy is a new person! She is now a size 10/12. She started running. She is so much healthier than she ever thought she could be.

Keeping up with all the groceries was hard! She was constantly running out of fruit. However, those were good problems to have. They were much better than the constant worry.

Nancy began to learn what triggers her to eat. With the help of her food coach, she learned how to control her portions and her cravings. She learned the importance of drinking the water and emptied all the junk food from her house.

Her journey began this past July. She reached her goal by late September and is now dealing with stabilization and maintenance.

Most of the people in Nancy’s life were supportive of her quest to become a healthier person. There was no negativity or doubt and that really helped to keep her going.

Nancy had times where she slipped up. Instead of quitting like she always had in the past, she got right back on track. She did this after vacations and other celebrations.

Buying new clothes has been such a rush for her! All her old clothes are packed away. When she reaches the one-year anniversary of her weight loss, she will donate it all.

There are many factors that led to Nancy becoming overweight. Some she could control and some she could not. She used to work 12 hour shifts and be on her feet the whole time. Then her job switched to a desk job. That alone wreaked havoc on her system.

Learning how her body works has been such a good thing for Nancy. She is super proud of herself (as well she should be!).

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Nancy, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

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Nancy’s Story

SamanthaSharesNancy was looking to lose 20 pounds and she did not know where to turn. She had lost weight in the past, but was not able to keep it off or shake the addiction she had to food.

Nancy was a gymnast in high school and had been on and off diets since then. Now, at 60 years old, she just did not know where to turn.

Luckily, she had a friend who had success with Mind Body and Soul Fitness and asked to hear more. Nancy liked that it was fast and effective and that she would have her own personal food coach to help her and guide her.

Nancy joined in April of this year and has consistently lost two pounds per week!  She is amazed and proud of herself!

In 10 weeks, Nancy was down 22 pounds! She learned to plan her meals and be ready for any challenges that came up along the way.

It was hard in the beginning. Getting all that water down seemed impossible! But she did not give up.

Nancy was surprised to learn that her cravings pretty much all went away.

Other diets helped her lose weight, but they did not get her off the drug that is sugar/fat. They taught her how to incorporate those foods into her diet. Not so with Mind Body and Soul Fitness. This plan teaches you how to eat the right way at the right times and breaks your addiction to the bad foods you crave.

Nancy went from a size 14 to an 8/10. She never thought she would go below a 12! Her cholesterol went from 245 to 185 and she no longer needs her GERD meds. The best part? Her husband is now off his cholesterol medication just by eating healthy with her!

You need to be assertive in this plan and work with your coach to find a balance of what works best for you. You need to learn how to get back on track after a bad day. Nancy learned it all.

Nancy is the proud owner of a new dress…well, new to her, anyway! It belonged to her daughter and she never thought she could wear it. Then she tried it on. She loved the way it fit and how it made her feel to have it on. It’s her dress now!

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Nancy, then reach out to Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

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Jenn & Jamey’s Story

SamanthaSharesMeet Jenn and Jamey. They are a married couple who decided around the same time that they could be healthier. And they decided they could do it together.

Jenn heard of Mind Body and Soul Fitness one day. The next day, she heard about it again. She took that as a sign that she need to make a call and find out more.

The call panned out. They both lost 30 pounds! Together, they planned their meals, went to the grocery store, wrote in their food journals and weighed in. Working as a team helped them both tremendously.

Jamey works in construction. He used to live at Wawa. Now he knows he has to plan for his meals and pack what he wants to eat each day.

Jenn has an autoimmune disease that, in the past, made it hard for her to lose weight. On this plan, she did not have any issues.

They both stressed how much drinking water is vital to the plan succeeding.

Jamey’s blood pressure meds have changed. He does not need what he needed when he was heavier. His sleep apnea has also decreased and he is looking forward to his next doctor’s visit to see if that has gotten better as well.

The plan works if you are ready. Luckily, they were both ready at the same time. Both Jenn and Jamey have learned how to eat better and healthier as a result of this plan. They stay away from bread and pasta, with some special occasion exceptions, of course. Jamey has replaced heavy beer with light beer and watches his quantities when he does treat himself.

They recently went away for their 25th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed themselves tremendously. When they returned, they both got back on track to shed any unwanted vacation weight. The trick is to be mindful of where you are so that you never get too far from your goal.

Jamey weighs in every day to keep himself honest. Jenn weighs in as needed. They have learned what works for them and that is how they incorporate healthy eating into their lifestyle.

Both agree that once the results started to show, the plan became even easier. With the support of each other and their personal weight loss coach, they were set up to succeed. And they did!

It is important to know what a meal should look like. It is important to know how your body responds to certain foods. Jenn, for example, can’t eat tomatoes. They stop her weight loss! She also needed to be gluten-free. It was often a trial and error to see what combinations of foods worked for her. Once she was ready to commit, though, her new eating habits became a new lifestyle.

The plan works at any age. The plan works for any fitness level. Jamey is a big advocate for the gym and Jenn wants to incorporate other exercises.

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Jenn and Jamey, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

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Jackie’s Story

SamanthaSharesJackie always struggled with her weight. She tried Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig…you name it. They were all successful at first, but never for the long haul.

At 61 years old, she thought she was too old to lose weight. Then she heard of Mind Body and Soul Fitness through some friends.

Jackie had her appointment set. She was ready to begin. Then the unthinkable happened. She broke her leg! It was a bad break and it required surgery. She would be out of commission for weeks and weeks.

The owner of Mind Body and Soul Fitness said she could still do the plan. They talked over the phone about what Jackie would need to do. She began the week after her leg surgery.

Jackie lost 19 pounds in 8 weeks. While not being able to move! In the past, she did high impact aerobics up to four times a week and still was not losing. Sometimes she even gained. Now, without being able to exercise, or even walk for that matter, she lost weight! And she lost it fast. She was shocked.

The water helped the inches melt away. Her face, her waist, her shoulders – all reduced in size.

She looks younger and she feels younger.

Jackie followed the plan to the letter. She did not cheat. She was strict, especially since she could not exercise.

People find it hard to believe that diet alone can shed the inches and pounds. Jackie is proof that with the right diet, it can be.

There were other factors, too. Having a personalized weight loss coach was very helpful. Her coach offered guidance and help with losing the weight and now with keeping the weight off. Knowing that someone was watching and paying attention made her strive to be extra good! Also, writing down her foods and sending in her scale pictures really kept her in check, too.

Jackie was never hungry while on plan. She credits that to the right foods and the eating that was spread throughout the day.

She was a tight size 10. She is now a comfortable size 8. Her stubborn belly fat is gone. Before the plan, she was on two medications for high blood pressure. After the plan, her pressure was so low that her doctor eliminated one of the medications!

The plan works at any age. The plan works for any fitness level – or in Jackie’s case – no fitness level! Jackie plans to add some exercise into her life once the doctor gives her the ok. It’s nice to know, though, that she can work out now on her terms.

Instead of being in a full leg brace and sitting home and gaining weight and feeling depressed, Jackie took back control of her life and health. She has never been happier.

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Jackie, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

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What’s YOUR Story?

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