It’s January 1, 2014. I made my New Years Resolution to lose weight and had lots of motivation. I joined Gold’s Gym and their 12 week weight loss challenge. I worked out with a Gold’s Gym Expert Level trainer twice a week and worked out on my own up to 3 times per day (cross-training), six days a week. I followed a strict Paleo diet. I centered everything around my goal. What was the result? At the end of the 6 weeks, I had lost 16 pounds. My before and after pictures did not look all that different and I did not win anything. Yes, 16 pounds is something, but I felt like the weight loss did not reflect all my hard work in a 3 month period! I gained all the weight back and more.
My name is Victoria and this is my 8th week training with Josue Madrid, Austin Mobile Trainer, and 8 weeks of raging war on my body. So far, I’ve lost 21 pounds and have managed to get stronger and leaner with Josue’s help.
In addition to training with Josue as many as 5 times per week, I have also been using other weight loss methods that are more extreme. To be clear, these methods were NOT suggested by Josue. I am not a healthcare professional and you should use your own discretion following a diet and exercise program. What works for me may not work for you. If you’re interested in reading about my crazier weight loss methods, you can visit my blog: fatgirlwins.tumblr.com.
If this is one of your first serious attempts to lose weight, what you really need is the right mindset. Listen up, because this is important. You are trying to lose weight. To do this, you need to declare war on your body. Yes, I am all for loving and embracing the body you were given but I applaud you for wanting to improve yourself. Wanting to be in shape, however, is not going to magically get you there. You need to be serious in your efforts and dedicated to your cause. This means you MUST push yourself not only when you are working out with Josue but after a week of hard work on Friday night when you are tempted to go and find out of Conan’s Pizza is really as good as people (Josue) says (when you are on your third set of burpees).
Josue is great because he really pushes you to do your best. He’s going to be honest and tell you when you’re not working as hard as you can, or when you could really improve on something. For maximum results with exercise, you really have to internalize this and want to give 100% effort in your workout. After all, it’s only 1 hour out of your whole day that you get to work out. Make it count!
When you’re trying to lose weight, the right diet is imperative. I had been following a strict paleo diet with no cheats for a few months before starting my sessions with Josue. When I really became truly galvanized in my efforts, I started a Detox. This detox is similar to the Master Cleanse and I did it for 5 days. I trained for 4 out of the 5 days while I was detoxing. After detoxing, I gradually added food back into my diet, first with only veggies and egg whites for 7 days and then adding fish and other proteins. I also modified my paleo diet by adding quinoa to my meals.
On 11/3, I started the HCG diet. This is not a diet for the faint of heart and you should not do this diet if you have certain health contraindications. Again, you can read the details of this diet on my blog. The important thing is find a diet that you can follow and stick with it while you exercise. Josue offers great workouts and is willing to work with your space. He’s extremely versatile and willing to accommodate your needs. I’m losing weight faster than I had with my previous trainers and am seeing better results. Whatever your reservations are with personal training, at least schedule a free consultation with Josue and talk to him.
Austin Mobile Trainer has provided me with the most effective workouts out of any of the trainers I have worked with and has helped me lose 21 pounds. I’m sure he can help me with the next 20 and help you reach your weight loss goals as well!!