5 weeks into the program
I joined after my daughters started the program. It’s this friendly competition where we all motivate and encourage each other to do well.
BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE
It’s nice to have someone give you encouragement and keep you accountable. At the beginning of the program, I thought the exercise piece was going to be a challenge for me because I’m really lazy. Then I learned that I shouldn't use the word “lazy” as it means that I’m setting myself up to be negative about the process. This process of self-reflection and peer support is nice because you don’t have to leave your house to do it. It’s not like Weight Watchers where you have to get in a car and drive somewhere. With PowerUP, I can get support on my phone.
BEYOND WEIGHT LOSS
"PowerUP isn't just a diet. It's a way of rethinking yourself so that being healthy becomes a part of your lifestyle."
PowerUP isn’t just a diet. It’s more of a way of rethinking yourself "PowerUP isn't just a diet. It's a way of rethinking yourself so that being healthy becomes a part of your lifestyle". Of course, it’s not to say that the weight loss piece isn’t important, but it’s more about being active in finding what’s good for you and what’s not. It’s about educating yourself by taking the tools that the program gives you so that you can use them for the rest of your life.
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
I love to cook and I’m pretty good at it. I’ve been cooking a lot differently since starting the program. I never thought I could cook healthy meals that taste this good. I made this kale and butternut squash casserole the other night and it was great. If you would have told me a few weeks ago that I would be eating kale and butternut squash, I would have laughed in your face!
CHANGE IN ALWAYS POSSIBLE
"You can achieve the goals the always thought were out of reach."
I would recommend PowerUP to women who have tried losing weight in the past and have struggled to keep it off. I’m 58 and I’ve had three kids, but I’ve learned that I can still make a big difference in how I feel. You can be a lot more energized, you can eat healthier, you can even learn a little bit about yourself. I think that it’s something that people should really look at. You can achieve the goals you always thought were out of reach.