"I am a 25 year old female that has always struggled with weight and self image. Even when I was young I had family telling me “you shouldn’t eat that, you need to be more active, no one is going to like you if you get any bigger.” I have always been a confident woman in my career but I have never been confident when it comes to how I look. Because my family was always on my case, I never mentally was able to commit to a weight loss regime. I tried diets and lost weight but would gain it all back or quite for one reason or another. I would work out on and off but never stay consistent.
I went to the doctor in the beginning of August and when I weighed in, it was the highest I have ever seen it, 224 pounds. I had to do something but was not even sure how to start. I went out with some friends a few weeks later and completely lost it; I had absolutely no self confidence and had a major melt down. My friend Dustin asked me what was up and I confessed that I hated how I looked and that I didn’t feel beautiful at all. He called redtangerine right away to see what they could do to help me. He had been working with Coach Teresa for over three months and had been very successful with meeting the goals he had set; dropping from 18% body fat to 14% body fat.
I figured, well, if he was willing to help me, then I should see what this was all about. I called Teresa and set up a meeting. That day I called Teresa changed my life forever. I decided never again will I see myself this way. Teresa and I met on Wednesday August 19th and I started my diet that day even though I wasn’t actually starting with redtangerine until Saturday. I lost three pounds in two days when I had my official weigh in. I had committed to a full month of working with Coach Teresa and was going to see from there where I was.
We discussed what my short term and long term goals were. First I wanted to be below 200 pounds but my ultimate goal is to be 140 pounds. At my first weigh-in I was 219 my bust was 47 ¾ inches, my waist was 40 ½ and my hips were 47 inches. My first workout was intense, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into but I knew that I needed to stay committed. Teresa is one of the most encouraging people I have ever worked with. She pushed me and was my advocate. She fought for me and I knew that she was really there for my success.
I committed to a diet plan that had worked for me in the past. I had Teresa look it over and she approved. With the combination of Teresa's well planed workouts and my diet, I was extremely successful. In four short weeks I lost 16 pounds, 2 ¾ inches from my bust, 5 ½ from my waist and 2 ½ inches from my hips.
After I had worked with Teresa for four weeks I decided to join a gym and continue working-out on my own. She gave me the strength and determination to change my life. I cannot believe that I was as successful as I was. Now it has been seven weeks and I have met my mini goal and then some. Teresa is still just a phone call away and I hear her in my head every time I am at the gym. She is an amazing Coach and I am so glad that I had a chance to work with her."
-Kristen - Bank Manager, Rancho Cordova, CA