OK so I am a personal trainer, but even personal trainers can gain a little weight right? Yes that’s me, i’m normal, I do eat nutritious food and am vegetarian but my work hours, late nights and stress have all contributed to this weight gain, lack of sleep and general feeling of being unwell all while trying to keep up and provide a good service to my clients.
Quick action is needed now or I won’t be able to continue cope with my Personal Training, running the business, my legal office work, my study load and my poor family does suffer I have to say, and perhaps others too! Does this sound familiar to anyone?! oh and I’m getting older. YEY!
Enter, The Isagenix Programme
So Isagenix is about top quality nutrition, stress management and anti-ageing, brilliant, exactly what I need.
Well it’s week 1 of my Isagenix programme and I have to say I am really surprised. I am notoriously sceptical of these programmes but I really am pleasantly surprised. The first thing that I noticed was fluid loss, the second thing which has really, really made a huge difference this week is sleep, and quality of sleep. It is AMAZING. I get up at 5am every morning and I don’t finish work until 8.30pm at least 3 nights per week. I have to say, I’m tired, usually, BUT this week I can’t believe how much better I feel. I actually feel awake and well, better than I have felt in ages. My skin is better, and my eyes are clearer, already, in one week!
The rest I can show you in pictures.
I started on Tuesday with a health check at Chemmart in Mt Hawthorn, they were awesomely nice there, I generally do measurements and BMI for my own clients but they also do cholesterol and glucose tests right there, which I can’t do, which is so it’s so easy! I don’t get any kickbacks from Chemart by the way. But it’s a great initiative. Had I done my own checks I may have just tried to deny my weight and BMI!
See the photos for my starting results. Apart from having already low cholesterol and on the money BP due to my own exercise and diet programme, my BMI was obviously not good, scary and my waist, definitely not where I usually am. Horrified actually for a trainer to have this waist measurement. I’ve obviously been in denial!
I am 170cms tall
On Tuesday My Waist was – 86cms (Bad)
My weight 72kg
Now see my results, bear in mind I started my programme on Tuesday!
I have an Isagenix 1/2 shake and a zucchini slice for brekkie (eggs and zucchini baked in the oven)
– An isagenix bar for lunch
– some nuts and fruits for snacks or 1/2 Shake with berries
– and then a nutritious and portion controlled dinner.
Not too hard is it?
Amazed actually, I’m beginning to think that this programme is really amazingly good!
The science behind these products has come from years and years of testing, with nobel prize winning scientists, they are obviously doing something right!
I have already come down 1.5 cms from my waist, lost 3kg since Tuesday and I measured this on Friday morning. You can see the evidence from the pictures. I’ve also been on crutches all week due to an ankle injury but hopping around on those is incidental exercise at its best!
I think the bit that I’m most excited about is that I have more energy and I can sleep. Sleep really does retain weight and fluid around your middle.
I’m off to hit the books again, as I have an assessment due for my Advanced Coaching, I’m hoping for an equally great post for next week!
If you are on any medication or have health conditions it’s best to get your doctor’s approval first before embarking on any change of lifestyle.
If you want more info on this system please see www.isagenix.com or feel free to ask me any questions.