As spring rolls around and the sun begin to warm us up, the natural response is to begin to peel off layers. It’s at that moment that most are hit with reality of the unwanted pounds they gained while hibernating over the winter. Angela E. was no different. Winter was over and she had gained 20 unwanted pounds. Her solution was to do what she did every March, join a boot camp to once again get “fine for the summer”. Angela wasn’t in the best shape, sleeping was hit or miss, her energy level was low and most of her clothes did not fit how she wanted wanted them to. Angela set a goal to lose 20 pounds, convinced that was all that her body needed in order for her to get “fine for the summer”. After weeks of strict diet, strenuous workouts and over the top boot camps, Angela lost the weight and considered herself sundresses ready and primed for beach vacations.
Billion Dollar a year industry with few lasting results
Sound familiar? The average weight gain during the winter is about 5 pounds. If the weight loss is successful it is usually done using fad diets that provide quick results that do not last. Imagine the compounded effect of gaining 5 pound every winter for five years. Weight loss using quick fad diets also contributes to the loss of lean muscle. The challenge is we naturally loose 1 percent of our lean muscle each year once we get into our thirties. When lean muscle is lost, the metabolism also begins to slow down. Weight loss is a billion dollar a year industry with very few lasting and healthy results.
Once Angela achieved her “fine for the summer” weight she returned to eating the same foods, not getting enough sleep and her energy level was still in the dumps. By her 38th birthday in September of that same year Angela realized she had gained most of the weight back. The vicious cycle of getting “fine for the summer” otherwise known as a yoyo diet was no longer going to cut it.
Frustrated, Angela decided it was time to get “Fit for Life.”
Looking for long-term solutions Angela remembered her boyfriend telling her about a food technology he had used to get healthy in the past. The night of her birthday Angela suggested that they order their first program and begin to reclaim their health.
What an amazing transformation! In three months Angela was able to release 25 pounds without grueling boot camps and unhealthy calorie restrictions. She gained lean muscle, and her energy level went through the roof. Angela is now sleeping through the night and no longer needs an alarm clock to wake up in the morning. According to Angela, her body has come alive physically, mentally and emotionally. She looks amazing in her clothes and feels younger than she did in her twenties.
Health is a daily journey not a destination
Last summer Angela was looking good lying out on the beach. This summer she looks and feels her best while white water rafting and kayaking. The difference, Angela realized that health is a daily journey not a destination. Angela learned that in order to reclaim her health she would have to make lifestyle changes and commit to her health everyday. By committing to small daily gains Angela is now experiencing true health for the first time.
Angela E. is a leader in the Fit is the New Sexy Movement; Black men and women who have drawn a line in the sand and have chosen to reclaim their physical and financial fitness. Angela’s goal is to change the conversation about health and wealth in black America.
Suzan Hart is an inspirational speaker, master trainer and author. Knowing that your inner game creates your outer game Suzan’s mindset mastery, teaches hard working, results driven black men and women, to be un-apologetically recognized for their value, financially rewarded for their brilliance, and celebrated for the fullest expression of themselves. Suzan Hart went from physically exhausted and financially upside down to becoming a Black Woman Millionaire. Suzan Hart is president of HartZone Inc and the founder of the F!T is the New $eXy movement. Learn more and claim your free gift at http://www.hartzone.com