I decided to join 20/20 LifeStyles because I needed help getting back in shape after several knee surgeries and COVID packed on the pounds. I had been active and fit for many years and intellectually knew what it took to get back to where I felt comfortable, but I was never able to be accountable to only myself. I knew several people who’d done 20/20 LifeStyles with great success. After spending so much time in a body I didn’t relate to, I made the decision to go “all in” and make my health and happiness a priority.
As far as the program, I think the genetic testing portion of the program was the most informative. It was helpful to understand what nutritional model (Mediterranean diet) would be the most effective for my body, as well as what types of injuries my body might be more prone to and what to watch out for.
I loved the nutrition part of the program, too. It inspired me to cook more meals for my family that are super easy and healthy. And for exercise, I put my heart and soul into every workout, even when I was tired and surly about being there. My trainer was a huge part of helping me increase my strength, endurance and overall fitness! I owe him a huge debt of gratitude!
Family support was extremely important. I asked my husband to participate, to some extent. I didn’t need him to follow my plan, but I did need to have an environment that had minimal junk/fast foods and alcohol consumption. He was totally on board, and his results have been amazing as well! He’s lost nearly 20 pounds. We’ve now made fitness and exercise a key part of our daily lives.
The results of doing 20/20 LifeStyles have been pretty spectacular. I lost nearly 20% of my body fat, dropped five dress sizes, and gained at least four pounds of muscle—which is almost unheard of for a woman in her late 40’s. I’ve also had to update most of my wardrobe. It’s been SO AMAZING seeing how my body looks in smaller clothes!
My energy level has increased dramatically, and I’m much happier and more positive overall. I’m also way more aware of what goes into my body, and what my body needs to be healthy. When I’m out with friends, I’m finally able to be accountable to myself and stand firm in my decisions. I no longer cave to social pressures around eating or drinking. I’m able to do what’s right for me and my goals.
I love feeling like myself again! After spending several years feeling trapped in a body that didn’t look or move like I’m used to, I now feel younger and more vibrant, more capable, and stronger and fitter than I ever have.