Prior to starting with MEE-FIT in April 2018 Cindy had already begun her weight loss journey;
“I had reached a point at the end of 2017 where I realised I desperately needed to do something about my weight.
Over many years I had slowly piled on the pounds. Most of the time I knew what I was eating was unhealthy but I didn’t care as I couldn’t see how I was ever going to shift the weight.
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Carol is another #teamMEEFIT member who’s prior weight loss efforts had been focused around various dieting groups;
“Before MEE-FIT I was stuck on the cycle of weight watchers which had involved me losing weight then gaining it then losing it again for 14 years. Last December I had enough – I felt rubbish, was always tired and aching and hated how I looked – just felt I was getting old, fat and slow!”
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Prior to joining MEE-FIT Sarah had tried most of the usual weight loss diets out there, to no avail.
“I had tried most of the diet groups, mainly Slimming World but I’d also given Weight Watchers a try as well as spending a fortune on Janeplan & Slimfast. Nothing worked and exercise had never taken any part in my life!
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Prior to joining MEE-FIT Charlotte had always been a keen runner.
“Running was the only form of exercise I was really doing – it was cheap and convenient to go out when I could be motivated to go. I’ve done 3 marathons so far, and was meant to be doing it in 2018, but due to a very busy work schedule I’ve deferred until 2019.
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James had always traditionally been a cardio fan.
“Having piled on a lot of pounds many years back, I set myself a challenge to lose the weight, and run a marathon. I’ve kept this cardio routine for the last 7+ years – mainly now hill / fell running, with some road riding thrown in for good measure.
I was doing a number of adventure race events, from 10 miles to 30 miles and throwing in different runs to keep things mixed up.”
But despite how much cardio James did, he never seemed to achieve the body shape he was looking for.
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Prior to working with MEE-FIT Alex had tried many different dieting/exercise plans, but had become frustrated with her lack of results.
“Before MEE-FIT I started a very strict diet plan I found on Facebook, which was essentially high protein and very little carbs. I did managed to lose 1.5 stone quickly but I also fell off the plan very quickly and put half a stone back on. I also tried to start exercising. I started the couch to 5k but I got 3 weeks into it and my knee started to hurt too much and I gave up. I have tried to lose weight so many times in the past and have never managed to stick to anything”
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Until her forties Ali had been overweight for most of her life. She wasn’t unfit but followed a rather random pattern of a swim here, a long walk there and aerobics once a week. Diets would regularly start each Monday and finish by Tuesday with promises to herself that the next week will be ‘the one’.
A change in her personal circumstances finally kicked her into action, and she lost 3 stone and became fitter. By 2013 she’d been the same slimmer weight for 15 years and had taken up running the previous year.
But she always wanted to do better and visited every nutritionist and fitness guru she could find. However, nothing seemed to provide that magic answer she was seeking. How could she apparently eat so little and exercise so much and yet remain the same weight, with little improvement in her running times?
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Lora joined MEE-FIT way back in March 2016, 8 weeks after having her baby. She’d seen pictures & videos online from us, and felt that we would be the right place for her.
She’s been a member of many gyms over the years on and off, but always struggled to maintain this for long and quickly got bored.
“I never enjoyed the cardio side of exercise, and always preferred using weights to anything else. I’d often sit at home, knowing I should be at the gym but sweating at the thought of a treadmill or exercise bike! So, it was always too easy to find something else to do. This just shows how low my motivation had become but I hated coming home dripping in sweat and feeling exhausted. I didn’t realise there was another, better way to achieve your goals!”
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