"After being a member of CD Fit for about two years, I let myself go around the 2015 holidays. On February 1, 2016 I had a picture taken of myself when I weighed 106 lbs at 4'11" tall. After seeing that picture, I decided I needed a DRASTIC change. I committed myself to attending my CD Fit evening boot camp class in DC four times a week and eating a very strict diet.
Embarrassed to show my "before" picture, but on the left was 6 weeks ago on February 1, 2016, and on the right was March 5, 2016. I am down to 95.4 lbs at 4'11" tall as of March 5, 2016; a total weight loss of 10.6 lbs. The before/after picture is a difference of 5 weeks. I owe this transformation to eating a very strict diet and attending CD Fit boot camp 4 days per week. Our trainer, Andrea Howard, keeps our classes extremely challenging, high-intensity and very creative. My energy levels have been great as well as my overall attitude, and I now use 20 lb dumbbells. I didn't realize how fast you can go downhill over the holidays!! Glad to be back on track.
What I changed about my diet over the past 5 to 6 weeks is: cut out carbs, sugar, grains, alcohol and cooked vegetables. I eat all my organic vegetables raw now, but switch up my protein meat so that I don't get bored with eating the same thing all the time. I drink my coffee black and incorporate healthy fats into my meals like avocados, nuts and salmon. If I snack, I eat a green apple with a piece of cheese with some nuts. I plan out all my meals and bring them to work. The hardest part about this change is planning ahead. I haven't eaten at a restaurant in over a month. I cut out happy hours and social events because it's too hard to stay on track with temptation all around you. I also drink 2.5 liters of water a day which is a huge change for me because I never drank enough water before.
With the help of CD Fit, I look forward to staying on this healthy track and continuing to feel the best at my age of 35. Thank you, Andrea, for being the best and most motivating instructor ever!"
- Alexis Thornlow