Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Meet Charmaine - A busy, working mom of 2 who kills it at bootcamp

We LUV travelling with our clients on their fitness journey. How Charmaine changed her outlook on fitness and herself.

Like most of you, Charmaine's life is pretty hectic. She wants to be healthy and have the energy to keep up with her kids to be the best mom she can be!

With such a busy schedule, how does she find the balance to live a healthy life?

Charmaine and her hubby schedule their workouts so that one of them can be with the kids while the other one gets in their training. If they aren’t scheduled, it’s not going to get done. Active family time is key - going for walks, playing sports or going swimming together.

Has exercise always been important to her?

She never used to like exercise but now LUVs it. It helps her reduce stress and gives her energy. Exercise no longer feels like a chore, but rather something that she looks forward to.

What kind of exercise does she LUV?

Kickboxing classes and the Tabata circuits that we throw into our bootcamp. The variety and fast pace makes the time fly by and it quickly burns fat and builds muscle!

And the exercise she dislikes the most?

Yup… the full body gauntlet called the burpee :)

What was her ‘aha’ moment?

In January, Charmaine participated in our #FatBlast50 transformation challenge. She eliminated sugars & grains. On top of that, she strived to exercise for 30 minutes a day and track everything to stay accountable. Yep, for 50 days! 

She was the queen of tracking and this allowed her to really listen to her body. Once she eliminated grains and sugar from her diet, she felt better than she ever thought possible - more energy, better sleep and improved mood.  In those 50 days, she shed 11lbs and 9.5 inches!

What’s her go to for breakfast?

A delish smoothie every morning with protein powder, greens, berries and chia or flax seeds, a healthy habit she developed during #FatBlast50.

No more eating bread and grains for her?

Eating grains are now the exception, not the norm, and she feels fabulous! She does have a go to “cheat” meal of tortilla chips, salsa and fajitas from Lone Star. (who can blame her, they do taste amazing :)

She’s got more energy for her kids and can fit back into her old jeans!

Charmaine has found the key in her lifestyle to keep up with her kids, fit into her old pair of jeans and enjoy her life in the healthiest way possible:

  • She schedules her workouts multiple times a week! (consistency is so key)
  • Her workouts are short, intense and effective (40min bootcamp classes – you don’t need to have boring workouts in a gym, endless miles on the treadmill or train like a body builder)
  • She has learned to listen to her body while changing her diet and making informed choices about food (and never feels like she’s starving herself)

We feel so privileged to be a part of Charmaine’s health and fitness journey.

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