My name is Ann Cheladyn, I am the Administrator for FitWorkz, and I am just like you. I’ve struggled with my weight and health for the past 10+ years, but 2013 will be different because I now have the power of FitWorkz behind me!
This is me now, my “before picture”. I’m not happy about it, and I don’t like looking at it. I’m sure many of you have one of these floating around as well, if you haven’t already destroyed it! It’s time to crush that fear of cameras, get healthy, and lose this weight once and for all. We can do it together! Join me on my blog @FitWorkz.com to hear my story, follow my progress and learn how I’m getting the weight off. This will be a forum for all of us to support each other, share successes and struggles, learn some training tips, and have some fun while we shed the pounds, lose inches and improve our overall health in 2013. Come join me!
These are my “way before” pictures, back in the day when I was young, healthy, strong and an athlete. In my mind this is still me, but my body tells another story. These pictures were taken before the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, before the responsibilities of adulthood and family, and before the years of compounding health issues. During the past 12 years I have dealt with (along with the CFS and Fibro) ulcers, sinus surgery, infertility treatment (and all of the wonderful drugs that go with it), nine miscarriages, endometriosis, and was finally blessed with the miracle of having a child. To add to the fun, I owned a salon 28 miles away with 12 employees. All different ages, all female, a lot of drama, and a lot of stress!
I’m not throwing a pity party here, this was my reality. You don’t have time to get healthy? Been there. You’re dealing with chronic pain or health problems? I’ve definitely been there and still am. Like I said earlier, I AM JUST LIKE YOU! I get it. Life constantly throws obstacles in our way, but at some point in time we have a decision to make. Do we want these things to control us, or do we control them? AKA-ROCK BOTTOM. That moment came for me in the spring of 2012. (I’ll get more into that later in the blog). We will address these and other issues that have kept many of us from reaching our goals for way too long.
Why am I putting all of this out there? Because I have goals too and what gets written GETS DONE. And, what gets published in a public blog really gets done! I feel very fortunate to have found the right sources of help to get myself off of prescription drugs, get good guidance on nutrition, and to have become part of the team here at Fitworkz (you’ll get that story too!). I want to pay it forward by sharing what I’ve learned and what it has done for me with all of you. I want to hear from you with feedback, questions and suggestions on what you would like to hear about as well. I may not have all the answers, but together we will find them! Together, in 2013, we will take control of our health once and for all! That said, here are my goals for the next 12 months:
Goal 1: This shirt! I absolutely had to have it, but they did not have my size. I bought a size smaller, and I WILL wear this to work before 1/31/13
Goal 2: 20 pounds gone by my birthday, February 22nd
Goal 3: 60 pounds gone by my son’s birthday in June
Goal 4: (this is the Big Daddy!) 100 POUNDS GONE BY 12/31/13
I may not bring back the Big Hair from my glory days, but by utilizing the easy to follow Eat By Color guidelines for a healthy eating plan, and the pre-designed workout program (slightly modified for me), I WILL have that strong, athletic body once again! Follow my blog and we’ll be in this fight together. Let’s get it done. It won’t always be easy, it will be a lot of work, but having a support system is a huge advantage over tackling this on your own. You’ll also get rewarded with some special goodies throughout the year for taking part in this challenge. It starts with posting your goals! I look forward to hearing from all of you and getting to meet you in person at FitWorkz!
Want to get started now? Why wait for the next blog post? Through 2/7/13 FitWorkz is offering a 30 day Personal Training Experience for only $59.00. This is an incredible value for the support and information you will be getting! Also, starting at FitWorkz is only $19.99 as well. Check out the website for all the details. AND, here’s your first Blog Follower Special! Stop in and pick up a copy of Eat By Color written by Ray Binkowski, Owner of FitWorkz, and get $5.00 off! Eat By Color is an easy to follow approach to healthy eating. I just finished my first week and lost 4.2 pounds! (I even snuck in a visit to McDonalds, a bowl of ice cream, and some chicken nuggets) I am done with crazy, unsustainable fad diet plans. Eat By Color is definitely something I can adhere to for the rest of my life.
Until next time,
**You can also reach me at Ann@FitWorkz.com, I’d love to hear your stories too!