I’ve kept up with my workouts for nearly 18 months now. Wow! I impress myself! haha. I first started with the Insanity Workout (during which I seriously abused my middle-aged body), which was a huge challenge for me. Given my personality type, the challenge kept me going. I wanted to prove to myself and to the doubters that I could do it. I then continued with CharLEAN Extreme, a program by the same company, and Charlene’s encouraging pep talk during each of her workout routine drilled into me that I have to make my health and fitness a priority.
You are an athlete now. It is your job!!
Somehow, her words stuck with me. After I did her program for about 5 months, I started with Zuzka Light. Right around that time, she started her own website and offered free workout video sessions on her YouTube channel. Eventually, I signed up for her ZGym membership and have been doing her short, high-intensity workouts ever since. To be honest, I think doing something different and changing up my workouts constantly is the perfect thing for me.
My workouts, along with a drastic change in my eating habits, has made me a much happier person. So far, I’ve lost 16 pounds of weight and 10% body fat. I’ve also gained noticeable muscle tone. I have more energy, feel stronger, and dare I say… feel younger!?! Yes, I do! I now walk with more confidence.
I hope I can continue to keep up with this health and fitness routine for many years to come!