Family status: Married
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Pounds or inches lost: I lost 116 pounds total!
Starting Weight: 250 pounds
Current Weight: 134 pounds
Corinne’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When wasn’t I unhappy with my weight? I was obese from the time I turned 10 years old and although my weight went up and down through the years, I rarely dropped below 175 lbs.
What made you decide to lose weight?
When I had my son I hated the mother I was becoming. I was always too tired and too out of shape to keep up with him. I didn’t want to be one of those moms who plopped their kid in front of the TV with a pop tart because I was too lazy and out of shape to go outside and play. I also lost two grandparents to cancer around this time. Seeing them pass the way they did was a total wake up call. If I didn’t do something about my health, I was going to die just like they did…too young!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Exercise, first. My food choices, second. I exercised in some form everyday for a long time. Eventually I started training for 1/2 marathons and triathlons. I was having so much fun and the weight was coming off. Through the training I learned a lot about eating right, proportionately, and timely.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
It would have to be going out to eat. I love going out and it took me a long time to figure out how to enjoy a meal out with derailing my training and dieting efforts.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I noticed results within the first two months. My clothes were getting loser and my stamina was exploding. That is the biggest thing I noticed…I was excited and motivated to move!
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me a year and half to reach 145. Over this last year I have lost 10 more pounds through weight training and eating pretty clean.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’ve been in official maintenance for a year and a half. I journal my food each day on a blog, I keep a detailed exercise schedule, I always keep something on my calendar to train for, and I don’t allow junk in my house. If I shouldn’t eat it, then neither should my family.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
The biggest change is that I became a personal trainer through this. I never would have thought this would be my life, but motivating other women to do as I have done is rewarding. I love what I do!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I have learned so many new exercises through this site. For me and my clients I am always looking for a great new exercise to challenge our muscles. This site is awesome with it’s articles, but the exercise examples are the best. ShapeFit has excellent exercise clips and descriptions. I find their moves innovative, accurate, and professionally done. I love coming to this site for inspiration.
Corinne’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Don’t have tempting foods in your house. Your house is your safe zone.
Weight loss tip #2:
Journal everything you eat and do with exercise. This gives you history to learn from.
Weight loss tip #3:
Make sure everyone you know understands how important living healthy means to you. This cuts a lot of temptation out!
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat every three hours!!! Learn to fuel the body for fat loss.
Weight loss tip #5:
Eat as clean as possible. Junk food gets you nowhere! Even if it’s in a 100 calorie pack form, you don’t need it.
Corinne’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1/2 cup of Oatmeal with 1 tbsp of peanut butter, coffee.
Boca Burger on 1 pc. of whole wheat toast, sugar snap peas, 1 cup of melon or other seasonal fruit.
Grilled chicken with artichokes or asparagus, a sweet potato, and a huge glass of Crystal Light.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruits, sherbet, protein shakes (1/2 portion), 150 cal or less protein bars, soy crisps, lite popcorn and raisins, beef jerky.
Corinne’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Five days a week at 10:00 a.m. Different body part each day. I typically super and triple set my workouts. It takes about 45 minutes to complete.
45-60 minutes of cardio (treadmill, kickboxing) at 6:00 a.m. If I have less time I will do high intensity cardio, but I typically keep it moderate to high.