Here’s Where You START!
Hi, it’s Paige with Get Fit With Paige and I’m well over the age of 40. That means I know exactly what it’s like to:
- Gain 20 or more pounds seemingly overnight
- Crave the heck out of All the Carbs – Bag of chips? I can knock that out in a heartbeat
- Look at an entire closet full of clothes that I can no longer fit into
- Hate looking at myself in the mirror because of my weight
- Feel like a complete failure
- Feed my guilt and shame with even more crappy food
Gaining weight is the absolute worst and, being a personal trainer who should know a thing or two (right?), it even doubles the feeling of failure.
Things change when you hit the menopause stages of life. They change in a way that we feel we can’t control.
But we can and I’ve figure out how.
This program is what you need if you want to lose weight and get your cravings under control.
I’ve Been There
About 4 years ago I was someone who didn’t really have to worry about her weight. I exercised, I ate healthy, and I totally didn’t appreciate how great that was.
Then, I hit my 40s and a couple of things happened. First, I got a gastrointestinal thing that caused me to lose a lot of weight – And not in a good way. And the thing is, when you lose a lot of weight fast, you gain back about twice as much fat when things get back to normal.
Yep that happened.
Also, being in your 40s and 50s means hormonal fluctuations out the wazoo – Menopausal symptoms like crushing fatigue, hot flashes, stress, bad sleep and food cravings that just won’t go away.
Even worse? I didn’t really care that I was giving into those cravings. Did. Not. Care. All I wanted was to feel good.
The end result – I gained 25 pounds and gave away about 10 bags of clothes that no longer fit.
That was not a good day.
While I was still exercising, my diet was crap and I wasn’t losing any weight. In fact, I just kept gaining…and then I had a few back surgeries and that threw me off my exercise thing…and…well, the snowball was well and truly rolling down the hill.
So, I had to stop this nightmare and I did. I took control of my workouts and my eating and, while I’m still working on it, I finally feel like I have some measure of control in my life.
You can too.
It’s Time to START
That’s where my 8-Week START Program was born. A comprehensive program that eases you into an exercise program with workouts that are simple, low impact and fun.
The entire program is designed to help you progress to the next level without feeling miserable or tortured.