Fitness Facts: Motivation is key to weight loss

| December 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Kristy Osborn
Health and Fitness Center

Frieda and Adam: Frieda: dropped from a size 22 to a 12, Adam dropped from a size 44 to 35. They lost 75 pounds together.

Frieda and Adam: Frieda: dropped from a size 22 to a 12, Adam dropped from a size 44 to 35. They lost 75 pounds together.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — This time of year can be difficult because of the holidays, which revolve around foods and drinks.

It’s easy to rack up 4,000 calories a day and end up doing little or no exercise during the holiday season.

Some local, personal stories may help motivate you to conquer the holidays with little or no weight gain.

Frieda and Adam. Frieda first came to the Schofield Barracks Health and Fitness Center from the “Light and Lean” program at Tripler Army Medical Center. She quickly started to lose weight. She gained self-confidence and motivated her husband, Adam, to start working out as well.

They have both lost significant weight and have made a commitment to ensure their lifestyles are much more active. Together, the pair has lost more than 75 pounds.

Katy lost 65 pounds, going down from 200 to 135 pounds.

Katy lost 65 pounds, going down from 200 to 135 pounds.

Katy and Keith. When Keith had left for a tour in Iraq, Katy realized that her weight had become a huge issue in her life. She was the heaviest that she had ever been, and her husband was the complete opposite. Keith was in great shape.

Keith used his knowledge and experience to help guide Katy in the right direction; he was supportive of her workouts and would check in to ensure she was staying on track.

When he came home for rest and recuperation, Katy had already lost 50 pounds. Katy was so dedicated to her workouts that she and Keith did a Health and Fitness Center couple’s workout session while he was home on R and R.

Keith loved the workout and was stunned by Katy’s progress. He knew that six months earlier, she would never have completed that workout. Even after Keith had left to finish his tour, Katy has dropped a total of 65 pounds.

Rebecca and Bob: Bob went from a size 36 to 32; Rebecca went from a size 22 to16.

Rebecca and Bob: Bob went from a size 36 to 32; Rebecca went from a size 22 to16.

Rebecca and Bob. Rebecca started training about a year ago when her husband, Bob, deployed. Rebecca was extremely dedicated to her workouts and her nutrition. She started losing weight and drastically improved her workout stamina.

Bob was so inspired by her efforts that he started eating better and working out more while he was in Iraq.

When Bob redeployed, the couple discovered they had lost close to 50 pounds together. In fact, the day after Bob redeployed, Rebecca brought him to the Health and Fitness Center couple’s session.

Bob has a true love for running now, and he is very good at it. Rebecca has completed numerous 5Ks and has been improving her time each race.

Bob and Rebecca are a true example of personal motivation. First, they motivated each other from overseas, and now they continue to motivate each other here at home, during their training sessions, during their running races and in life.

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  1. Jesse Hedeen says:

    Awesome post! Great to see couples encouraging each other to improve their health. Thanks for sharing their stories!

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