Christine Morgan joined LPT in January 2016 and has been on an incredible journey ever since, achieving results she never thought possible. We wanted to share her story to inspire the hundreds of people who have shared similar frustrations with yo-yo dieting and only ever seeing short-term results.
Here is her story in her words…
Every year I’d make a New Year resolution to lose weight…I’d say to myself ‘This year I am determined. This year I will do it, I will achieve the goal.’ Unfortunately even after trying everything (Dieting, exercising and even will power) I would never see the results.
I went to Weight Watchers, Rosemary Connolly and Slimming World…all the healthy eating and fad diets. I even tried praying! The trouble I found with these clubs is that I would hit my target weight, feel like I didn’t need to diet anymore….AND then I put all the weight back on again!
I decided maybe I was supposed to be this weight and so I wouldn’t worry about it anymore.
Except I did worry about it…
I hated my body and wouldn’t even have my photo taken.
I was already so unfit, I was losing fitness and getting fatter!
I thought I had sussed it though.
To avoid putting more weight on I would have only one meal a day! A small one & then not eat anything else for the rest of the day. Trouble was I was I’d be starving! So if anyone offered me a cake at work, I’d have two!
I got to the point where it was difficult to walk far – because I got so out of breath. I wouldn’t get down on the floor with my granddaughters – because getting back up again was both difficult and embarrassing!
Fast forward to January 2016, I saw an advert for LPT on Facebook. I read the article and clicked on the link. I had some money for Christmas and decided I was going for it. Before I knew it I completed the application form and pressed send!
A few days later I had a phone call from one of the coaches, who wanted to find out more about me. We went through the programme and how it worked. After that I’d done it! I’d joined LPT and taken the “Stone in 6 Challenge”.
Now, if I am absolutely honest I really wasn’t sure that I would lose any weight but I was desperate…I really wanted that transformation I was promised.
So I went along to the induction on the Saturday morning, expecting to see lots of fit people all wearing designer Lycra and expecting to be completely intimidated. I met Jamie and Matt and there were lots of people there – of different sizes, different fitness levels and no designer Lycra! And Matt talked sense!
He talked about his programme and how I would gain flexibility, stability and strength – well I didn’t have any of those (and never had) so I thought that sounded good.
I was really nervous about the first training session. I felt so unfit, and I was worried about having to compete with others in the group. Well, it turns out I didn’t need to be nervous. At the LPT training sessions I compete against myself and the results I write down on my own program card.
As part of the programme we had to set a goal with a ‘reward’ if we achieved it and a ‘punishment’ for if we didn’t . Well, I set my goal, but couldn’t bring myself to set myself the challenge of losing a stone, so I set it for half a stone. And I did that…Then 10, 12 and 14 pounds – By the end of the 6 weeks I’d lost a stone! Not only that, but I won the Northampton Stone in Six Award – me! I won it!
We have a lot of fun in the workouts, I’ve made some good friends. Now I actually look forward to training. Getting up early in the morning is no longer a chore…and I actually feel worse during the day if I ever miss a session. I love the atmosphere and the camaraderie
People began to notice, and to make positive comments. My husband was so impressed that he encouraged me to continue with the training – he’s a great supporter. Twelve months later and I’ve lost just over two stone.
I feel fitter and healthier than I have ever done – ever in my life! Yesterday a colleague called me her inspiration! I feel fitter, more flexible, stronger and have much more mobility and core strength…(I didn’t even know what that was until I tried to stand on one leg)!
When it comes to food, I no longer feel like I’m on a diet.
When I go out with friends I don’t feel restrictive and I enjoy whatever I fancy on the menu.
I now know that I have to eat for my goal and my own body type, not just follow a meal plan that follows a “one size fits all” approach.
My goal for 2017 is to lose another 2 stone this year. I want to take part in a fitness event (an LPT one of course) and I want to feel even more healthy, fit , stronger and confident than I do now. And I will never set another New Year resolution to lose weight! I am transformed!”
Want results like Christine?
Applications are now open for our next, “A stone in 6 Challenge”.