Client Spotlight: Kim (New Beginnings)
Kim started training with me last year. She started training four days a week and saw some amazing result. From getting stronger doing pull ups, push ups, trap bar deadlifting, and most importantly when she looked in the mirror. Also there was the whole, “My pants don’t fit anymore!!! They are too big!!!” Then life got in the way. Kim couldn’t train any longer because of a busy teacher’s schedule, working on her house, and she is planning a wedding (for this June!). This brings me to the spotlight. She wants to look her best for the wedding (who wouldn’t!).
Kim has always kicked ass with the training. The nutrition has been the sticking point. She was inspired by the FitCast Accountability Bloggers and with what Leigh and I are doing with Destination Abs. So…She wanted to do it as well.
I sat down with her and told her this was going to be tough, even suck. Dieting sucks, I don’t care if you are doing a detox diet or the 1 lb a week diet. It still sucks. I modified the Destination Abs program for Kim to guarantee success if we can keep the train on the tracks. Kim will also be journaling her progress on this site each week with pictures and a blog.
Kim will be training three days a week with a strength training program I developed in conjunction with the calorie deficit. There will also be some metabolic training mixed in to accelerate things without too much extra volume.
Now the floor is Kim’s. Come on FitCast Community, please give her some support! I know she will really appreciate it!
February 21, 2010
I started training with Kevin a year ago. I chose him because he is simply miles better than anyone else around. His knowledge is incredible, and for someone who is going to have such an impact on my health and well being, I wanted nothing sort of the best. If I were going to get surgery, would I want a doctor who just does it as a fall back career, or would I want someone who lives and breathes surgery? Because that’s what some “trainers” are, people who failed at some other career and this was a fall back. For a trainer I wanted someone who’s life was his work. That is Kevin. He has been thoroughly educated in learning how the body works, and he continues to study and learn more every week. I ask, “Kevin, what are you up to this weekend?” and he tells me he’s reading up on training. He has earned my complete trust.
As you can see from my pictures, I have not accomplished all of my goals. When I first started with Kevin a year ago I started to see great results, but then I lost my focus. Quite simply, life got in the way. Work ramped up, family members with health issues, and then I got engaged, which really shifted my focus with all of the planning that needed to be done. I was eating what was convenient, and giving in to treats that crossed my path. Being a teacher, I see pizza being sold every Friday, cupcakes for every birthday and I have a weakness for macaroni and cheese. It’s tough to say “no” every time, but, alas, here we are. Look at where it got me. My drawers are filled with clothes that no longer fit, and I have a wedding in just under 4 months!
So what are my goals? Lets start with where I am now. At my physical last month I clocked in at 5 foot, 3 inches, and 157 pounds! (My doctor even told me to loose weight.) So between the doctor, and my upcoming wedding, I am very motivated to get this going. I need to trim down and get buff!
Kevin will get me there! I want to see those abs again and fit into that bathing suit that I use to wear when my fiancé and I first started dating. I will do it! I’m excited to start seeing those muscles that I know are under there from our strength training.