From Inactive to Trainer
Name: Carol Moore
I live in: Toronto, ON
#1 Health Goal: To continue my work to be the healthiest I can be by exercising regularly (4-5 times per week) and eating well balanced meals frequently throughout the day.
Biggest Challenge: My biggest overall has been changing everything about my diet and learning to like exercise. My biggest challenge of late has been to do a proper set of regular (man-style) pushups.
Biggest Accomplishment: The first and most obvious was that I lost 55 lbs in seven months - and not only that, but I have kept it off for nearly a year now!
Another accomplishment worthy of note is that after years of being inactive, I am now a trainer too. I opened a fitness studio (Fitness Unleashed Training in Toronto) with my personal trainer so I could help others reach their health and fitness goals. Two years ago I was learning to be a cake decorator! Cake decorator to fitness nut, who would have guessed it?
I will continue to Live Right Now by: Eating five healthy meals a day that always include lean protein (because it keeps my metabolism working and helps burn fat and build lean muscle); drink lots of water every day, all day (because I know my body needs it); and share my story with others, with the hope that I can help them too get in the best shape of their lives!
Personal Tip for Canadians: If you have a goal, start today! Thanks to my personal trainer, Brandon Crowe, I've learned that I can do almost anything I set my mind to - even exercise every day and give up my old favorite foods (like potato chips) and replace them with new, healthier ones (like Kale chips). A trainer will help you in so many ways: tailor a program that meets your goals, teach you how to eat and exercise right and will be your coach and friend when you need it most. If you choose to join a studio, you will find that small group classes offer you support that will inspire you even on a bad day.
Most of all, don't wait - tomorrow never comes. Today is here and it's your day!