Family Status: Married with one dog!
Occupation: Sports Medicine
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 80 pounds and went from 206 pounds to 126 pounds!
Alea’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I saw pictures of myself from New Year’s 2004.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was sick of looking and feeling fat and also being tired all the time.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Changed my eating habits and made exercise part of my daily routine.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Learning the right way to eat.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
About 6 months.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have so many more opportunities now. I had borderline high blood pressure, and now I have excellent blood pressure. I have changed my career. I am now a Sports Medicine Masters student, graduating in May, ready to help others obtain their health goals! I feel better about myself everyday I wake up.
How did ShapeFit.com help you reach your weight loss goals?
It gave me a starting point for exercise information.
Alea’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Small healthy meals throughout the day.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat Cheerios instead of croutons on salad.
Weight loss tip #3:
Find a fitness class that you feel comfortable in.
Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Weight loss tip #5:
Stay away from things that will take you down the wrong path.
Alea’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Fruit smoothie and egg whites.
Salad, fruit, and whole wheat toast.
Chicken breast or tuna, veggies, fruit.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein shakes, yogurt, pretzels, crackers.
Alea’s Weight Loss Workouts!
30 minutes each day split day routines.
At least an hour mostly running, with some elliptical and Stairmaster as an alternative.