Family Status: Married
Hometown: Port Moody, British Columbia
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 34 pounds! My body fat size was 9-10 to 3-4!
Starting Weight: 146 pounds
Current Weight: 112 pounds
Sara’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
What made you decide to lose weight?
I turned 39 and I wanted to look great for my 40th birthday.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Portion control with no snacking. I started eating breakfast and started a strict exercise regimen including cardio, core training and weight training.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
24 hour-long work shifts where stress makes you want to snack and healthy choices are hard to find.
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?
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Improved self-esteem. It’s much easier to handle my very stressful job of being a obstetrician-gynecologist.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I finally saw results after I adopted ShapeFit’s interval training methods and I took inspiration from their articles!
Sara’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Exercise aerobically 4-5 times a week.
Weight loss tip #2:
Include resistance and weight training.
Weight loss tip #3:
Eat 3 meals plus a few snacks each day.
Weight loss tip #4:
Limit carbs. Remember, muffins are basically cake.
Weight loss tip #5:
Sara’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Protein shake on workdays, cereal with skim milk and 1/2 banana, coffee.
Salad with low-fat dressing, grilled chicken or fish or red meat with a steamed green vegetable.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
I like energy bars. I am addicted to caramel rice cakes. I also like to snack on fruit.
Sara’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Sets of 25-30 reps with 3 sets of each exercise at a weight that I can just feel resistance and becomes difficult at 25 reps.
30-40 minutes of running interval training sessions for usually 3-4 miles.