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Christy Loos BEFORE

Christy Loos

Pounds lost so far: 3

Thanks to last week's ice storm, I didn't get to meet my trainer, Tyson, at Husker Health until the middle of last week.

However, if my last two workouts are any indication, he is definitely making up for lost time. I am definitely feeling it, but he is a very positive and encouraging trainer with a variety of high energy and full body strengthening routines. Sometimes he has me work out with one of the other fitness challenge participants, Taylor.

Our workouts together have been extra motivating for me. Husker Health is an amazing gym with a variety of equipment to keep me challenged. The staff is friendly and always willing to help me learn how to use a new machine. I've also enjoyed learning more about how best to achieve my personal health and nutrition goals. One of the biggest things I've learned this week was that I should be drinking half of my body weight in ounces every single day to stay adequately hydrated (thankfully, my coffee counts towards that!).

The bad news, is that's no where near what I typically drink in a given day. The good news is, I'll be getting an extra workout walking back and forth to the bathroom all the time! I also enjoyed seeing my body composition report and learning more about how best to loose the 25 pounds. that I need to lose. I'm proud to say that after the first week of working out and being more mindful of what I eat, that I'm already down 3 pounds.! Speaking of eating, I learned too that the best way to lose weight without feeling hungry all the time is to eat three main meals a day (with good portion control of course) as well as 2-3 very small snacks to keep my metabolism at its highest.

And guess what? It really works! So, basically, I just need to eat the way my kids do, small, healthy meals with small, healthy snacks in between. Now if only I could bottle up their energy for my next work out.

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