I recently went out with a group of friends who gasped when I took my winter coat off. “Ok – Michelle Obama Arms!!!” one of my friends squealed as she took a look at me in my fitted shirt! I won’t lie. I beamed ear to ear.
Like I mentioned previously, I was dismayed when I came home from Spain and stepped on the scale. Actually, “dismayed” is not a big enough word. I was *shocked* when I saw that I had gained a full 10lbs during my vacation. I’ll admit – I was eating and drinking food and sparkling wine like they were going out of style. None of my clothes fit, I felt sluggish and frankly, a little guilty. I had worked hard over the past 12 months to lean out with running and careful eating, and in one fell swoop, I was set back one whole year.
December has now rolled around and I feel like a different person. Seriously!! I’ve been working out with Premium Performance Fitness‘ owner, Dave Fontaine now for about six weeks and the results are dramatic. My ham tummy is now flat. I have some major biceps that I’m super proud of, and my legs are now curvy and fit-looking. Those are just the “surface results” too.
For most of my life, I’ve suffered from some major back pain. One of my lower lumbar disks bulges out on the right side of my back which causes at times, some pretty crippling back pain. With Dave’s careful training regimen, I’ve managed to strengthen my core, which better supports my weak back (I’d never work it out for fear of injury). The back pain has disappeared. I’m amazed! I also sleep so much better! No more tossing and turning for hours at night. No more waking up more exhausted than when I went to sleep. I am feeling about 1000% better over all.
After these six weeks of working out at Dave’s gym, I already feel like a better version of “Dom”. I feel less stressed and down (its been a tough year). I actually look forward to my training sessions too. No dread at all walking into the gym. I’m ready to get my sweat on and prove to myself that I can do this.
What Dave has achieved at Premium Performance Fitness is amazing – a bright and beautiful space with a sense of community. During this time, I’ve made friends too – shout out to Kevin, Katrina and Marc! I look at myself in the mirror and I’m proud of what I see. Of note – and get this – I have lost a shocking 12% body fat! When I started working out at Premium Performance Fitness, my body fat percentage was 22.68%. It’s now down to 10.8%! CRAZY.
I managed to achieve this through Dave’s tailored training regimen and careful eating. When I started training, Dave gave me a nutritional plan that wasn’t too restrictive and was comprised of most of my favourite foods (no wine – sadness), which made clean eating easy. I never feel deprived, hungry and can eat treats in moderation.
For a long time, I equated being thin with being healthy. Dave made me realize that this was the wrong approach – to forget what the scale says and concentrate completely on how you feel. I’ll tell ya, feeling strong and healthy sure feels better than feeling hungry and tired. And looking at my now trim and tight waist that screams “Bring on the high-cut bikinis” sure makes me feel better than when it whispered “I can hold an entire leg of pork.” I truly feel great.
I’m excited to continue working out at Premium Performance Fitness and I’m looking forward to seeing how I can further transform my body. With the Christmas season around the corner too, I’m happy that Premium Performance Fitness now offers gift certificates. This is the perfect gift for that friend or family member who just so happens to be into fitness. It’s also a great gift for that special person who wants to start working out but is a little intimidated or put off by conventional gyms. This gym is luxe, sparkling and fun!
So, why put off achieving your fitness goals to the New Year? Why not start now?