North Sydney Personal Trainer Client of The Month For Feb is Tara Ridley.
“I have lost 12 kilos over 12 months and more importantly have maintained the loss”
My main objective for training with Human Design was to lose weight and get fit.
Over the years Ive tried very diet under the sun: weight watchers, Atkins, Detox, Southbeach, Ducan..I would get results but as soon as I tried to get back to “normal” and have a life it would all pile on again. I also knew that I needed the motivation of a trainer to get a routine established.
John was recommended to me by a couple of girls at work. Shortly after I started training with him, he opened his own studio. I love the space and the privacy and never having to wait for equipment! John is incredibly friendly, down to earth and what I love most..he is realistic. He understands the challenges of trying to change your lifestyle and the need for balance. He also changes your programme every 4 weeks so you get variety and can also tailor the programme to a specific goal.
I lost 12kgs over 12 months and more importantly maintained the loss. I had a specific goal as was bridesmaid for my sister’s wedding in the UK which really helped focus me. John took my measurements each month which was so motivational especially if I hadn’t had a significant weight loss but saw cm’s come off.
My fitness also increased significantly and training became part of my everyday lifestyle. It helped me sleep better and manage stress. I had a routine where I would train 5 or 6 days a week (2 or 3 with John and the others on my own) because I wanted to..not because I had to.
My biggest achievement though was getting pregnant first time at age 39. My doctor and OB both commented that my healthy balanced lifestyle was the major contributing factor especially given the odds. I feel very fortunate and lucky but most of all proud that all my hard work has paid off in the most rewarding way.
The main advice I have for people is balance. I didn’t cut any food group out..the biggest shift for me was including carbs in every meal… this went against the years of diet advice I had followed but by having that balance and including good complex carbs..it meant I never had the cravings… and if I did have a blow out..the effect was minimal.
I still had client lunches, work functions etc – but made smart choices where I could. I didn’t beat myself up if I had a blow out…just got back on the horse and the routine and within a couple of days I would be back to plan.
T.Ridley – Cisco Systems – Sydney
If you want to lose weight and keep it off then check out North Sydney Personal Trainer Human Design who specialises in healthy weight loss and body transformations.