Once again today, we did some body weight moves mixed in with cardio intervals like jumping jacks, high knees, and cherry pickers (aka squat thrusts) all of which Katie is super fond…or at least I know she will be fond of the results they bring her! As always, she gave it her all and didn’t quit. She even made it through the entire workout without stopping for a drink! It is so amazing to watch this young lady transform right before my eyes!
We went back downstairs and were going to go for a walk outside, but it was pouring down rain, so I had her start walking around the house (lower level of their home makes a circle around the center staircase). Her mother runs a day care for babies and young children. By Katie’s second lap, she was holding a baby and had several kiddos following her like a little train – they loved it! It was so cool to see how exercise became contagious and it made all the kids smile (even Katie). During Katie’s kiddo processional, I talked with her mom about the past week and our goals for the coming week.
It is fantastic to see that Katie has support from her family. It is very important to have supportive people around her as she makes this mind-body connection. Not only will pounds be dropped, but she will also have to drop the emotional and mental baggage that accompanies obesity. So, please offer your encouragement and support to Katie, or simply share your story by commenting below or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will go back to meet with Katie again this weekend and next Wednesday for another weigh-in. So stay tuned – I am so proud of her and I know there are many more good things to come!