Glenda´s fitness journey

Dear David, When Milae wrote about you in her lifexperimentblog; she gave me the motivation and information to try and win a workout contest with Chape Fitness. She’s twigged me on to several new things but I have to say that winning this contest and being able to work out and chat with you for months has changed my life forever!  I want to thank you both for this golden opportunity! I might as well tell you; I’ve told everyone I know or meet about it🎉 I sent you a before and after photo. 😊🌟I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful I feel; all thanks to you and your online methods.

Glenda last summer
Glenda May 19
I wanted to share with you a couple of the things that have made all the difference in my personal success. The first one being the DAILY DIARY of food intake.  Filling in the diary daily has made me study my intake of healthy food! Knowing that you were keeping up with it was like having a close friend to rely on to keep you on track. I love the variation in workouts so that every part of me was getting stronger! The weekly measurements became so exciting because I knew I was going to see improvements. I loved that you week by gave me body fat % and muscle % and improvements were on paper as well on and in me. I love that my husband and friends comment about the improvements in my size, my appearance overall and my self-confidence. I love that some of my small VERY young friends enjoy exercising with me. “Look what I can do, Gaga! ( the name little ones call me) Can you do this? “ and at close to 67; I can keep up, easily! The other amazing thing about all this that I had a minor injury before we started that we had to deal with an eye surgery, which I expected to really slow down my progress. But David, you told me how to handle my diet and changed my workout my workouts to meet my needs and my progress continued!!! I hope you can share some of my thoughts with others to encourage them to change their lives, too! THANK YOU !! THANK YOU MORE THAN I CAM EXPRESS FOR MY HEALTH!!!! ❤️Glenda K. I am sad my time is almost up BUT I plan to sign up and continue working with you in the fall!  

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    1. She looks great and sounds even better! You´d not believe in how many activities this woman is involved in her community :D She had some health issues and I felt proud everytime she visited her doctors and they said her “keep following your trainer´s advice”. Also, and most important, she´s an amazing trainee with an awesome positive vibe :D

  1. Having a food diary is such a great tool for see just how much you really are eating. So many people aren’t even aware of that. Great job Glenda!!

    1. So true, Angela! A food diary is as important as a training diary :) Evernote is a great tool to help us keep both ;)
      Big hugs,

  2. Looking great, Glenda! Wow! What a transformation :) I’m so glad she was able to connect with you, and I jus think it’s super cool that she found the contest on my site :D Keep up the good work!

  3. Looking good!

    This is really inspirational for me to read about. As someone who is going through his own weight loss journey it is really uplifting to see that Glenda was able to make such amazing progress by sticking to a plan.

    I am trying to figure out the best way to lose weight as well and I have have read that HIIT is one of the best ways to do so. I have never been too big into exercise so forgive me if I come across as ignorant but would you recommend this sort of training for weight loss? Everyone seems to think so but I would love to hear some other opinions.

    Also I would love to know how frequently Glenda worked out to achieve her results. Some resources say that you only need to exercise for a few hours a week doing HIIT workouts to actually lose weight. I am a bit skeptical however. One user of some product claimed that he even lost weight doing 90 minutes a week.

    Is it really possible to lose weight by only spending a few hours at the gym a week? due to my busy schedule it would be ideal for me to spend as little time exercising as I can.

    Again I apologize is I come across as ignorant, but I have never been to into exercise. Trying to turn a new leaf.


    1. Thank you! I´m glad Glenda´s journey inspired you :) She was working out just three days per week, circuit training and some cardio at the end.
      I´m familiar with HIIT training but here´s the thing, I don´t recommend it for beginners because a proper form is a must to avoid injuries. If you´re going to perform an exercise at a high pace, you better know how to do it properly first. HIIT is great for those who already have been training for some time, know how to perform the different exercises, and can´t add more training time to their schedules. Beginners will get results just with a simple circuit training, where they can focus on doing the exercises at their own pace with a right technique. It´s less risky and takes just a little bit more, like 120 minutes a week. If you think about it, just 30 minutes more than a HIIT routine and you totally avoid the risk of an injury. As a personal trainer, I have to care about my client´s health, and I would recommend you to play it safe instead of quick ;)

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