Lost: 50 lbs.
When Lindsay started working out at The Studio she had a very big goal: To reduce her body fat by 10 percent and drop 50 pounds. "Before discovering SPX, I was really unhappy, insecure, and uncomfortable in my own skin," she says. "I started at 172 pounds and I set milestone goals to lose 10 pounds at a time. Over the course of eight months, I reduced my body fat from 33 percent to 23 percent and have lost 48 pounds."
Was it easy? Hardly. "I struggle with patience," says Lindsay. "When I set my mind to do something, I want to get it done immediately." But she knew that to lose weight and body fat the healthy way, she had to do it slowly. So she says she followed Ky's advice: "I just showed up. Ky, Jessi, and Mary gave me what I needed to do the rest." Lindsay also made some pretty big lifestyle changes that helped her transform:
# 1 -- Alcohol. "I decided I wanted to trade the six-pack in my hand for one on my stomach," says Lindsay. "I used to have several drinks a night throughout the week; now I just have one or two drinks every now and then.
# 2 -- Cooking. "I used to skip breakfast and eat out for lunch and dinner. Now, I make just about every meal I consume. I eat fresh and organic as much as possible and while I don't count calories, carbs, sugar, etc., I make an effort to keep them low. I also think it's important not to deprive myself. So, if I have a craving for something, I eat it. I just don't do it all the time."
#3 -- Consistency. "The major pitfall I encountered through all of my failed attempts at losing weight in the past is that when I skipped a workout or ate something unhealthy, I would beat myself up and just go back to my old ways. It became much easier to reach my goals once fitness and healthy foods became a part of my daily lifestyle, instead of a diet-of-the-moment.