My trainer, Roxy, asked for a mid-loss testimonial, so I wrote one:

Finding Roxy’s ad has been one of the best things to happen to me.

I’ve been overweight or struggling with my weight for a long time. I hit rock bottom, though, at the beginning of 2008 when I stepped on a scale and found I weighed 272 pounds. I was overweight, tired, depressed and had very little motivation to do anything to change my life, but I knew I had to do something.

I started losing weight on my own in January of 2008 and lost about 30 pounds before calling Roxy. Even though I had lost some weight, to say that I was out of shape when I met with her for the first time would be too generous. Something as simple as walking up a flight of stairs was hard and I was too embarrassed to try anything but the treadmill at the gym.

So far, I’ve lost about 35 pounds since I began training with Roxy in April of 2008 and ended the year with a loss of approximately one pound per week. Most importantly, though, my entire life has changed. I have learned an incredible amount about fitness and health and have seen my energy level dramatically increase. I once would have laughed if someone had told me that I’d ever work out every day, love pilates or be able to go on an 11 mile hike. Now, I find it unbelievable that I ever lived such a sedentary life.

While further weight loss is still a goal, I’ve found that the number on the scale doesn’t have near the impact it once had. My fitness level now drives me, and I directly attribute that to the work I’ve done with Roxy. I absolutely love exercising now that I feel comfortable and know how to do it properly. Fortunately, the enthusiasm I gained created a trickle-down effect. My husband started running and eating healthier meals and has lost over 50 pounds on his own, too.

Roxy provided the supportive, educational, fun environment that I needed to get my life on track, I just had to do the work.

Honestly, I could’ve added stuff about how I’ve dropped 4 sizes, lots of inches, have a body that I almost don’t recognize, see muscles for the first time in my life, etc., but I’m thinking I should save something for the testimonial I write when I’ve reached my weight loss goal.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that finding Roxy is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. She’s a great trainer and motivator. Call her.

Or just come to pilates where you can watch me suffer live and in person.