At the age of 21 I was diagnosed with the PCOS and weight just started to creep up. I was in denial and keep telling myself that size 14 is absolutely normal. I would have a thousand excuses for myself but after having my daughter at the age of 40 my sister asked me “Are you planning to be overweight all your life or you finally will do something about it?
I am a 36 years old mother of two, 6 and 4, I have a busy work schedule (which includes traveling) and I still find a way to exercise regularly. I am in better shape than I was when I was 25 years old. I look a lot younger, I feel a lot better, and I encourage anyone to invest in themselves weather it's time, money or both.
I’m 62 and sometimes I surprise myself with what I can do at the gym. Finding the time to work out and to incorporate healthy eating does take some planning and commitment. But the results are well worth it. SO DO IT FOR YOURSELF. You deserve it.
What has working out done for me? I’m 70 years old and it has given me more energy, re-sculpted my child-bearing body and, to my amazement, improved my breathing more than swimming did. Now I test in the category of women much younger than I. In spite of the arthritis I inherited I am fit and strong. Working out is a kind of extended warrantee.
Being a working mom of 3 I was the first person to complain about everything including not having time to exercise, eating right, and so on. As I got older, I realized that my metabolism was no longer the same and I was no longer able to enjoy my guilty pleasures unless I dedicated my time to fitness and cooking healthy meals.
At 23 years old I was 25 lbs overweight and very unhappy with myself. Trying to eat less was no longer working for weight loss, especially since I really love food and I was feeling miserable constantly denying myself foods I really love.
I used to work out at the gym three times a week but I was not getting any results. I was going through menopause and I started to accumulate fat in the mid section of my body, back and front. I was a size 8 but I could barely peel my pants on my body and the zippers would not stay fastened. My dresses stopped fitting me and I could barely get my arms in my jackets. I totally lost my waistline. I started working out with Anna just over a year ago. I eat healthy but I’m not on a diet. Anna is a task master and keeps me busy the entire hour we work out. Thanks Anna!
Isabel Kazieva Zelman
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis on my back at the age of 21. Exercising made me feel like I had control over my arthritis, not the other way around. I'm in control! Take that doc! I can do it! And it's helping me.