I think my friend Meredith is amazing. A new mom, Meredith, just like so many mamas out there, juggles a super cute 19-month-old baby, a loving husband, a wonderful extended family, a super energetic dog, the household, a blossoming stationery company (check it out!) and she still manages to be an incredibly supportive and amazing friend. With all of the attention paid to the above, though, it’s no wonder Meredith has had a tough time reaching her fitness and health goals. (I’ll be honest: I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU MOMS DO IT!)
Here’s where IzzyFit comes in: Meredith has hired me to train her at home 3 times a week. Her goal: to lose 25-30 pounds in six months and to lower her high triglyceride level. The CDC suggests losing 1-2 pounds per week for healthy weight loss so we’re right on track timeline-wise AND even modest weight loss (I’m talking 5-10% of your body weight) can help tremendously reduce risk factors associated with heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and in Meredith’s case, high triglycerides, to name a few) and diabetes (high blood glucose levels).
Right now we’re ramping up Meredith’s muscular and cardiovascular endurance with a mix of bodyweight strength training and cardio work as well as taking small steps to introduce more optimal eating habits and weeding out the bad. More on that later :)
We kicked off our Wondermom Journey on August 29 and it will officially end March 1! I’ll be blogging about Meredith’s progress, the challenges we might face and the tactics we use to get through them that might interest you. If you’ve got specific subjects that you’d like me to address, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!