A fellow blogger relating her journey
I’ve made an effort to keep apples, mandarins and pear on-hand so I can snack on fruit instead of waiting until I’m ravenous and eating everything I can just get my hands on. More of the same this week, because it seems to be working well and is keeping me quite full.
I can say that with a small tweak to my previous workout routine, I can tell that the focus this month is more on toning my muscles. Hence, the one hand tap planks which are an absolute KILLER! You know what I mean, when your holding, holding…and shaking, shaking. Its all I can do sometimes not to go flat on my face.
I have been following the guidelines set forth to me by David, and so far it's been working well! I must admit that until now, I always carried the misimpression that personal trainers had to be in person, yelling at you at the gym. But as we have been working by food journaling online and exchanging workout techniques and my ability to do them, it has worked out great!
I’m happy to report further progress this week! I now weigh in at 62,7 kgs (138 lbs) so I’ve averaged a weightless of one lb. The progress is slow-going, but I know that more will fall off and also that since I’m losing the weight slowly, there’s a higher chance that it will stay off. I’m also happy to report that I nailed my steps goal…exceeded it even
I’m happy to announce more weight loss this week! I’m finally under 62 kgs! Weighing in 61,9 kgs (136 lbs) -down from more than 66kgs (145 lbs). This week I’m feeling a new sense of renewed motivation. I’m starting to be able to see a noticeable difference. Not only my arms (which are starting to look soon much better!) but also my belly is starting to flatten out a bit. A noticeable bit.
I happy to say that I am now at a BMI of 24.1 (normal body weight between 18.5 -24.9).I’ve been sneaking to check and until this week, I’ve been in the overweight range. Health wise apparently, I’m just fine if I maintain this weight. Wooohooo! So, something else to celebrate. I have to say a HUGE ‘THANK YOU!’ to David from Chape! I’m about to put a public picture of my unshapen self on the internet, and had it not been for this guy getting me into good enough condition to post a swimsuit pic (physically and mentally).
Oh yeaH…somebody has been working hard this week! I am down to 61,4 kgs (135 lbs) and holding this week. I also nailed my step goal of 15 000. I am literally inching my way towards my milestone goal of 59,9 kgs (132 lbs) and I CANNOT WAIT!
Chape seems to know me well enough to know that if I get a day full of ridiculously strenuous exercises, it’s just not. going. to. happen. So, fortunately, I have between warm up and strenuous. It's do-able and more importantly, effective!
I’ve been doing A LOT of toning exercises this week. My shoulders, middle back, and backside are killing me! But *Ow in a good way😉 I’m really loving the outcome so far of all the work David has put into helping me shed the weight and I CAN’T WAIT until I hit that 59,9 kg level!!
I started out at 76 kgs (168 lbs) and I’m now at 59,9 kgs (132 lbs)! Today, I’m here to celebrate!!Mliae 11 (Slim down goal achieved!!)
I started five months ago (January 2016) and my goal was to lose weight. Thanks to Chape´s advice, I succeeded. I didn´t expect that eating what he had recommended me, I could lose 8 kg in 2 months.
It was so easy, I changed my mind, and I challenged myself: What if I join a gym and get some muscle?
And here I am, gaining some muscle and motivated to keep training.
Do I recommend Chape? Of course! I would not define it as a diet. Neither starve or anything. The truth is Chape offers an unbeatable service and solves any doubt in less than 5 minutes!!
I met David 6 months ago. For quite a few years, my approach to the gym used to be occasional. Well, maybe 3 or 4 times a month and no more than 30 or, at most, 40 minutes. I had no method and I was bored, so when I heard about Chape I decided to put myself in his hands. I am 56 years old and vegan, two key factors that stimulate muscle mass loss. I had been noticing it dramatically in the last year. In fact, that was the main reason I started training. My idea was to tone up my muscles a little, or at least not to lose muscle mass. I surprised when I gained muscle markedly in recent months and almost without realizing it. First, I trained once a week. A couple of months ago I started doing it twice and my idea is to try to spend up to three days a week. The main reason for this increase is that workouts are fun and far from boredom I had assumed as characteristic “sine qua non” of weight training. In addition, the results have been spectacular. Nothing to do with those terribly boring sessions which serve for absolutely nothing.
Tell my experience is not a compromise, it is a pleasure.
I started young playing sports. Being an athlete is a lifestyle and a philosophy. It´s taking your day as a challenge, seeking to overcome. I do not believe your dictionary contains the word "surrender".
After a nasty blow dragged by a wave, I felt some discomfort in the shoulder. At first, I thought it would be temporary. But I was wrong. Months of rest, ice, pills... nothing worked.
After reading Google´s answer, two years without physical exercise, I decided to contact Chape.
To sow hope in the heart of a demoralized is not so easy, so...
I will never forget the first thing Chape told me: You have not an injury, you only have a weak point to update.
That phrase sums up his philosophy: He does not accept defeat. He knows he is able to accomplish anything with determination and effort.
I followed his routines. First and most difficult, trust him and myself. Once done, I got up from the couch and went to the gym. Tailored exercises allowed me to have fun with the advantage that I was recovering my injury.
After three months, I started to get better. 7 months later my shoulder was stronger than ever. When I'm hanging in a harness, I do not remember which shoulder had the injury. I will never forget the teaching: with effort and faith in ourselves no injury will last forever.