Weight Loss Challenge Check In: Week 4
By: Elise Chretien
Now that we’ve entered the 4th week of our Weight Loss Challenge, we wanted to check in with some of our participants and see how things were going! U Street members Rick, Tony, Robert and Cassandra have seen different variations of progress through their training sessions with PT Josh Hagel. However, one thing is the same for each of them: they’ve all lost weight!
For partners Rick and Tony, they both agreed that having someone holding you accountable to your workouts has played a huge role in their success so far.
“It’s easy to blow it off when you’re on your own, but it’s not as easy to blow off your partner,” says Tony.
Tony, who has lost a total of 7-8 lbs, says by completely changing his eating habits (and giving up diet coke!) he feels lighter and healthier every day. Rick, who has also changed his diet and is eating high protein and low carb, has lost 11 lbs total.
“We send our food logs to Josh every day and show him what we’ve eaten. That really helps with accountability,” says Tony.
Robert, who is down 4 lbs, agrees that the small group setting is very beneficial to keeping him coming back every week.
“I personally like the camaraderie of the group setting. Plus it’s cheaper than personal training!” says Robert.
The small group training style allows for each participant to be simultaneously working on different exercises while the instructor can float around to each person and give individual attention on proper form and technique. By introducing new exercises every week, participants are constantly switching up their routines and challenging themselves.
Cassandra, who has done multiple small group training sessions at VIDA says she loves the twice a week format of the weight loss challenge.
“It’s really nice to get to do stuff that you wouldn’t do on your own twice a week. I haven’t weighed myself yet but I can definitely feel a difference!” she says.
We wish the best of luck to ALL of our weight loss challenge participants as the six weeks comes to an end! And, for all of our #VIDAresolution participants, start posting your progress pics to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to officially enter the contest. Keep pushing yourselves and sticking to your diet, and we can’t wait to see your results in early March!