Completed program July 2016
Why I Joined
I joined PowerUP because I had been trying to lose some weight, but I was having trouble staying focused. I did a search through my employer’s website and researched the program. It seemed like a good amount of time to commit to losing weight. I also read some of the testimonials and saw that people who have tried the program have had success.
It was a very structured program. I knew exactly what I was supposed to be eating and I knew exactly how much exercise I was supposed to be doing. Invigorate, my phase for the first two weeks, really encourages you to think about what you’re buying and eating. I ended up hanging a food list on my refrigerate and tracking what I ate every day, which was also really helped.
Going into the program, I knew one of my biggest challenges would be stress eating. That was something that PowerUP helped me with. I decided that if I wanted to stress eat I would have to eat something that fits in with the nutrition plan. Sometimes I would even go out for a walk or just talk to someone on the phone instead of eating. The program really helped me decrease my reliance on food to feel better.
Through the course of the program, I kept pushing myself in my exercises. By the end, I saw a huge difference in my fitness level. I’m still doing 45 minutes to an hour of exercise each day, but it’s at a completely different level.
When I first started PowerUP, I thought I was pretty fit. My husband and I own a gym, so I exercise pretty frequently. Through the course of this program, I kept pushing myself in my exercises. By the end, I saw a huge difference in my fitness level. I’m still doing 45 minutes to an hour of exercise each day, but it’s at a completely different level. I’m even pushing myself when doing little things like walking the dogs. I usually take dogs out to this hill for walks, but now I’m running up and down the hills with them!
I think people find it easy to drop out of other weight loss programs that only last a month or so. Because PowerUP is a long-term commitment, it’s a lot more likely that you will make long-term changes that will last even after you finish the program. PowerUP has taught me how to self-motivate and push myself to do my best.