Read about our “Beautiful You” Contestant, Maureen Boone, and her amazing progress, and find out about our next Bikini Contest is this issue of our email newsletter: Beautiful You Newsletter.
It took more than a day to put it on, and it’s going to take more than a day to take it off...
This is a statement I have learned to live by these days! My name is Maureen Boone and I was the 2013 Medicine Hat News Beautiful You contestant. Let's back-up to April 1st. I was the girl with the beautiful "personality". But that's about the only thing I felt was beautiful. I lacked any sort of self confidence, and felt like the road to change was incredibly long and difficult. I applied for the Beautiful You fully understanding this was not a "fluffy" makeover. Heartbreaker was the gym that sponsored this. At that time I really knew nothing about the gym, I had friends that had gone and seen great results, but I had never tried myself. Walking in my first day, I attended Chila's 5:15pm Boot Camp class. I was immediately welcomed by her personally and was made to feel part of the "team" from day one. Of course I wasn't at the fitness level that some were in the class but Chila continued to offer me modifications for things I was unable to do at the beginning. I never felt like I was "less than" for starting slow and working my way in. Nutrition plays an important role with achieving a weight loss goal. I had a decent amount of knowledge with it, but Marla really helped me take it to the next level. She has a way of explaining it that makes it so easy to understand. When I hit a plateau, she made the time to sit and talk to me and coach me into taking it to the next level. After our meeting, I lost 3 pounds that week, just by taking her advice into action! I never felt deprived either. She gave me meal plans with delicious, healthy food. You don’t have to eat plain broiled chicken and broccoli to lose weight!
Each day I was able to push myself just that little bit more. At the beginning of May I did The Bikini Contest and then continued on to the 5am Boot Camp for summer. I wanted to be able to enjoy my summer nights so working out in the morning was my first choice. I have never been a morning person but I have come to absolutely love the 5am class with the lovely Gail! It's so great to have my workout done so early and be able to enjoy the rest of the day with my family! All you non morning people should really try it!
Fast forward to today, I have lost almost 50 lbs, went from a size 18 to a size 12, have my first 5k race under my belt, and for the first time in my life am so confident in my skin. I knew this wasn't going to happen overnight and it hasn't, but everyday I'm stronger. I have such a sense of pride in myself for accomplishing what I have. I am living proof that good old fashioned hard work, dedication and my biggest thing - patience is all you need to achieve your goal. No quick fix, no fad diet, just hard work, clean eating and understanding this is not going to happen in a day! This is a regular part of my life now, and if I have a day I don't exercise I'm miserable! I love how much of a family it feels like we have at Heartbreaker. We are all part of the same team, encouraging each other and cheering each other on along the way. We all celebrate with each other as we achieve our goals ;-) I definitely feel like I'm gonna be a "lifer"! Thank you Marla for this incredible opportunity, Heartbreaker really did change my life!!
Maureen started with Heartbreaker in April of 2013 in our famous Bikini Contest! An 8 week challenge that includes tools for accountability, gourmet meal plans, group and personalized instruction and even running! On her final weigh in she was down almost 50 pounds 6 months after her start date. She is still a dedicated Heartbreaker in the 5am classes and continues to work on her clean eating and healthy new lifestyle!
Our next Bikini Contest will be September 17, 2018. If you want results.... REAL results that you will keep forever, this is the program for you. Its for all ages, all levels, and tailored to your needs. Bikini WORKS! Call Marla for your free consult! Call: 403-952-6191