GYIS and 24 Day Program Success Stories

This page is all of Get You In Shape Clients who have had great results as a result of starting the Advocare 24 Day Challenge along with the Get You In Shape Fitness program.

Get You In Shape Success Story –  Candy York lost 55 pounds and got her LIFE back!

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Name, occupation, where you live, and how long you have been in the Get You In Shape program? Candy York. I’m a Food Scientist and Director of Product Development for a small prepared food company. I’ve lived in Coppell since April of 2013. October’s session marked my first anniversary with Get You In Shape

Where you were at in your life before Get You In Shape? What did your life look like? Before moving to the Dallas area, I was averaging 10-14 hours a day at work and working on weekends. I didn’t have much time for anything other than work, so exercise and even eating right were not a priority. I was exhausted. With my health issue and complete imbalance on work/ life, something had to give.

Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program? After struggling for 3 years to get a chronic health problem under control, I finally had the energy to consider exercising again. It coincided with the Get You In Shape 6th anniversary promotion I saw in the margins of my web browser. I enjoy team sports and group exercise. And while I had heard of Fitness Boot Camps, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

The biggest change came from my fellow fitness boot campers. I’m a social animal and the warm and welcoming people at boot camp have become my friends. In a new city, being able to establish a community can be difficult. Regular activities we’ve done together (like paddle boarding), additional challenges outside of fitness boot camp and healthy dinners have helped me to make friends outside of work. Physically, I noticed immediate changes in circulation as the edema in my ankles was resolved. I definitely enjoy an increased energy level that I’ve begun to take for granted as my new normal!!

What is your proudest moment or moment or results from the Get You in Shape program? My proudest moment is realization of my “So That” Candy After_trickgoal I established in my introductory meeting had been met. My “So That” was to become physical able to participate in the active life of my grandson.) This October, not only was I able to easily navigate a 5 mile Trick or Treat route with my grandson, the following day I was able to jog by his side while he was on his bicycle. My amazement came at the time I realized the dog was just not walking but actually loping and I was maintaining my pace with the dog and with the bicycling boy. I still get emotional when I realized I had Candy After_walkingfulfilled my promise to myself. Now it’s time to revise my “So That”. I doubt it will ever be to run a marathon…that is not my dream, but someone else’s….but I’ll find something meaningful to achieve.

How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life? I’ve gotten involved in the community activities sponsored by Get You In Shape. Giving back is easier when the date and time are already established. I’ve also worked harder at cooking for one. Previously, it was easier to grab something “prepared”. The choices aren’t always as good as putting together something myself. When I’m successful, I enjoy sharing with the GYIS’ers.

What are the results that you have achieved from the Get You In Shape

Candy earning some cash in our 10 week Transformation Contest this year.

Candy earning some cash in our 10 week Transformation Contest this year.

program? My performance and my progress peaked at the end of June. I had lost 55 lbs and an overall total of 34.5”. It’s interesting to compare results of testing when compared to the measurements. The fastest times and greatest reps came at the time when I was at my peak. Shortly after July 4, I had some chronic health issues that have just recently been resolved. I’ve backslid a little, but continue to find that peak performance level. No matter how I feel, I always feel better after the Get You In Shape Boot Camp.

 

Get You In Shape Success Story – Amy B. Lost 32 Pounds in 5 Months!


Amy Bishop Before After COY1
Name, occupation, where you live, and how long you have been in the Get You In Shape program?

Amy Bishop CPA – auditor at local public accounting firm in Flower Mound. I’ve been in the Get You In Shape program for 5 months (July 2014)

Where you were at in your life before Get You In Shape? What did your life look like? Before Get You In Shape, I was, and still, a mother of 7 year old twins (Josh and Makena) when a job that is very stressful and I make it stressful as well. I would eat my stress away. Well, I tried. I would grab candy as I walked by, handfuls at a time. The pounds over the years packed on. I was depressed because of how I felt about myself. I hated what I had allowed to happen. I was tried all the time after work and did not have the energy to play with the kids. Also, I had started to walk around the park and started the Couch to 5K program. I started to get pain around the knee and looked it up and it appeared that I had runner’s knee. All the research showed that I need to strengthen the muscles around the knee. So, I needed strength training. A co-worker reminded me of the time that I lost all my weight before and that I was doing some boot camp (which was Get You In Shape).

Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program? I decided to join Get You In Shape because I needed a change. I needed to focus on me and get back to a place that I felt good about myself.

What was your first experience or first impression with Get You In Shape? My first impression of Get You In Shape after returning back from when I was here (@ Get You In Shape) in January 2009 was the people. The personal trainers were the same and there were others that had been there when I was there back in January 2009. I don’t remember them but after talking with some, they mentioned how long they had been with the program.

What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program you have used that has helped you? Some of the tools I have used from the Get You In Shape program are My Fitness pal, Facebook community, Advocare nutrition products that are in the Nutrition System and the member’s only website for workouts when I was on vacation.

What do you like most about the Get You In Shape Program?
What I like most about Get You In Shape are the people and the community. Everyone looks after everyone. The personal trainers check in with you when I miss to make sure that everything is good.

How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life? Get You In Shape has helped change my life by motivating me and encouraging me. I have more energy, strong and more motivated.

What is your proudest moment or moment or results from the Get You in Shape program? My proudest moment is my mile time. My first month was 11 minutes and 29 seconds (I believe) and November time was 8 minutes 57 seconds. I have not had that time probably since high school. I am ready to get to under 8 minutes as my next goal.

How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life? Get You In Shape has given me the energy that I needed. I am able to run without pain in my knees. I have the energy to play with my kids. I sleep better. I am motivated.

What are the results that you have achieved from the Get You In Shape program?
I have lost around 32 pounds and around 14-15 inches since joining 5 months ago. I have the increased energy and sleep better.

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Get You In Shape Success Story – Joe O’Brien


Joe Before After COY3

Name, occupation, where you live, and how long you have been in the Get You In Shape program?
My name is Joe O’Brien. I am the Director of Engineering for Triumph Accessory Services – Grand Prairie (Aerospace MRO Company). I live in Coppell with my wife Leanna, two boys Owen and Corbin, and our pup, Ryker.

Where you were at in your life before Get You In Shape? What did your life look like?

Much like it is now in the sense that life is still quite busy with a demanding job and young kids, but I was much less active on a daily basis than I am now.

Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?

I wanted to see if it would help me to lose some weight. The financial commitment was not huge for the short initial commitment I made, and I wanted to see if this program could really help provide legitimate results in the short and, hope upon hope, the long run also. Honestly, I really doubted how good this program would be because I have had many subpar experiences with workout programs and workout commitments in the past. Several times in the past I paid for services I did not ultimately receive, other times I just had difficulty sustaining a commitment to working out.

What was your first experience or first impression with Get You In Shape?

My first impression with Get You In Shape was that the program was legitimate — By the way, this is a big compliment from me because I have had many experiences with workout groups that would best be termed flaky — I have always been athletic so I felt sure I could do the workout, but I also felt that the workout would be a good challenge. I liked the trainer-led sessions. I liked that the personal trainers were upbeat and positive. I liked that the workouts were outside. I liked that the same group of people were participating in the workout on a daily basis. I liked that I just had to come ready to work out and that I did not have to develop a workout regimen or routine every day. I liked that the workouts were different every day and that anyone could do the workout through modifications or decreased reps, etc. as needed — the fact that anyone can do the workout strikes me as analogous to the Biblical concept that it is not the healthy who need healing so come as you are. In the same way, come as you are to get in shape. If you wait until you are in shape, you will never get in shape…Gotta love flawed circular logic! — I liked that Get You In Shape provided knowledge to help answer questions like what constitutes good nutrition. I liked that I felt accountable to the trainers and the group of people to be there every day ready to work out and get in shape.

What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program you have used that has helped you?

Especially early on in the program, I gleaned knowledge from the literature Get You In Shape provides. I learned better what kinds of foods to eat, amounts thereof, etc. I had really been lacking some of this fundamental knowledge. Another tool Get You In Shape touts is the “My Fitness Pal” app for smart phones that helps one track calories associated with activity and food throughout the day. With this app, I realized that I was eating more food than I really needed and I was really blown away by how many calories are in certain foods that may be otherwise “healthy.” When I really started to pay attention to my caloric intake I was blown away with how many calories are in foods that I was eating on a regular basis. It really struck me at a personal level that our restaurants in the US justify charging higher and higher prices by providing more and more food which customers perceive as more value. In reality, though, most people do not really need as much food as even “normal” meals have in them. The bi-weekly measurements (weight and dimensions – waist, hips, arms, thighs, etc.) help me to stay motivated and accountable. The on-going fitness challenges such as the timed mile help to spur on my competitive nature. Get You In Shape provided me the “carrot,” and I hope to be a “carrot” for others.

What do you like most about the Get You In Shape Program?
What I like most about the Get You In Shape program is that it is not just about one thing. People are complex. We are not able to be easily categorizes and simplified into a small box. The Get You In Shape program is sustainable long term because the trainers are encouraging and provide accountability, because the group of people with whom you work out become more like family every day, because Get You In Shape encourages everyone in the program from the start to remind themselves of their reason(s) for getting into shape (health, family, increase activity levels, etc.).

How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life? The Get You In Shape program has helped change my life by providing a sustainable program where I can come every day to get and stay in shape. Get You In Shape has given me a venue for sustaining a high level of physical activity.

What is your proudest moment or moment or results from the Get You in Shape program? I think my proudest moment with Get You In Shape what when I first weighed in at less than 200 lbs. My next proudest moment was when I first broke the 6 minute mark running the mile.

How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life? The Get You In Shape program has impacted my life in that I have had to buy a new wardrobe of clothing!! Feel bad for me! Honestly, though, when I started the program I was wearing 38” waist pants and my 17 – 17 ½” neck shirts were a bit tight. I have now had to get rid of these pants and shirts because they are too big. I am back in a 34” waist (comfortably!) and 16” neck for my dress shirts. My XL shirts are now too big and blousy as well.

What are the results that you have achieved from the Get You In Shape program? Since starting the Get You In Shape program almost 5 months ago, I have lost nearly 30 pounds and 23 total inches, including 6 inches from my waist. I have improved my best mile time from 7 minutes and 28 seconds to 5 minutes and 52 seconds. Generally speaking, my overall fitness has greatly improved. For example, when I first started with Get You In Shape, I was able to really push myself and run a 5K with maybe an 8.5 minute mile average (at least more than 26 minutes to run a 5K). About a month ago, I ran a Get You In Shape community 5K in 22:05. Earlier this week, on my “off-day cardio” sessions Tuesday and Thursday I ran 8 miles and 8.5 miles respectively–about an 8 minute mile average but for 8 + miles!!. I have never run or been able to run this much in the past. In addition to performance improvements, overall, my body feels better. Specifically, my lower back, neck, and knees hurt less now than when I began!

I came across this picture of me from several years ago after I had begun a more sedentaryJoe Before After COY3 existence at work and my activity levels had significantly decreased following college. I did not realize how out of shape I had gotten. I had always been an athlete in great shape, but when I began working, had children, pursued advanced degrees and professional certifications, my activity level declined and my eating habits worsened. I did not place enough priority on building a new habit of sustaining healthy activity. I am grateful for the Get You In Shape program because, in the midst of a busy life, it provides a fantastic, sustainable venue to help me stay in shape!

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Get You In Shape Success Story – Allison J Lost 11 Pounds in her first 24 Days!

Coppell Fitness
I am fitting into clothes that haven’t fit me in a long time!

I wanted to thank you all for introducing me to the 24 Day Challenge. I truly think that it’s changed my life. After I had my second child last summer I’ve really struggled to get back to where I was beforehand. I absolutely love Get You In Shape fitness program and how much stronger and in shape it’s made me, but I’ve struggled over the last 6 months with my eating. I had heard about the 24 Day Challenge and knew a few people who had had great results so I was ready to get started. More than just the 11 pound weight loss in 24 Days and the clothes that I haven’t fit in to for a while, I just feel so much better. I was amazed that I could eat this well and not crave the carbs and sugar that I always felt like I needed. I’ve also struggled a lot with energy since my second was born. I have a more than 40 hour a week job plus family commitments, a husband who is a rugby coach and trying to fit in time for myself (which is normally boot camp), has been a real challenge. I’ve been amazed at how much more energy I really have now with eating better and the Spark.

Overall, I’m just thrilled with the results of the 24 Day Challenge. I have so much more energy than before and feel like my kids and husband are reaping the benefits of that. I’m just amazed at how this has really changed my life and made so many aspects of it better.

Allison Jones, Director at a commercial real estate company – Coppell, TX

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Get You In Shape Success Story – Felicia “I hit my first big goal of 135lbs! I haven’t been at this weight since before I got married, over 2 years ago!”

Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program? I was ready for change. I wasn’t happy with how I felt and I knew anything would be better than what I was doing. I just didn’t realize how much I would love this program.

Felicia Before and After Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program? I was tired all the time so it made it hard to get up to do anything, and I was eating way too much for one person. As a result, I gained quite a bit of weight fast. I started to see the negative change in my body and realized this was not who I wanted to be.

Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?Everyone was so welcoming and helpful. I loved that the trainers took the time to walk me through the exercises. The first week I was sore but I felt better than I had in months! I was excited for the new life style I was starting.

Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you? I have used MyFitness Pal to log all of my food, which has helped me stay accountable. I have also been using the Advocare products. They have improved my energy, helped with appetite control, and the meal replacement shakes are wonderful!!

Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before? The workouts we do are different every time, and the trainers are so encouraging. They also help you with nutrition and are always available for any questions you may have.

Felicia Monroe Before After BacksideQ: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program? I lost 7 pounds and over 13 inches my first month. I hit my first big goal of 135lbs! I haven’t been at this weight since before I got married, over 2 years ago!! I have so much more energy and I feel a lot better about myself. I also have more energy. I don’t hit the midday slumps anymore and I feel like I get so much more done during the day. I felt great! I also started doing off day cardio. I wasn’t able to run a mile in less than 11 min before I started GYIS and by the end of the first month I was running it just under 10 min.

Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program? Do it!! You will not regret it!! There is so much more to this program than the workout.

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Get You In Shape Success Story – Amber Lost 17 Pounds in 3 months!


Name, occupation, where you live, and how long you have been in the Get You In Shape program.
Amber Malcolm, Stay at home mom, Lewisville Texas, August 2012

Where you were at in your life before Get You In Shape? What did your life look like?
I wanted to get back in shape but wasn’t able to stay consistent. I went to a few classes here and there but was not keeping up with what I was eating. I was self conscious and didn’t like what I saw when someone took a picture of me. I also wanted to be in better shape to play with my kids.

Why you decided to join Get You In Shape?
I was introduced to the Get You In Shape program through a Groupon that Lindy Kinnan ran across. It was 1 month and I thought it would be a great jump start back into the reality of the gym. I also wanted to carve a little bit of “me” time and this was one area where I wanted to see change. I joined after the first month was up because I could see that this program worked and was fun.

What was your first experience or first impression with Get You In Shape?
My first thoughts were that I wasn’t going to make it… it had been a minute or two since I had worked out and thought OH NO…. what have I committed to? Every trainer was supportive, friendly and encouraging. I have trained with personal trainers before but the difference was that the Get You In Shape trainers make you work the entire time and socialize before or after. I feel like I get a better workout here than in the past. One thing that sticks out to me is when I was curious about whether or not people kept signing up, even with the season changes, and Kristi said… Well… it can be addicting. I remember thinking. SURE, okay – people really come in the rain, freezing cold and extreme heat? And now I am doing just that and thankful for every chance I get to attend a session.

What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program you have used that has helped you?
I have listened and watched the trainers tips and enjoyed the weekly emails, although I don’t always get to finish them in one sitting. I also completed the 24 Day Challenge and have continued on the spark and meal replacement shakes. I keep up with the page on Facebook and also used the recipe section as I love to cook.

What do you like most about the Get You In Shape Program ?
Community, accountability, variety of workouts/locations, functional training and lots of core work. I also like that I have tapped into the possibility of enjoying running. I actually just ran 3 miles consecutively in less than 30 min for the first time in my life, all attributed to the past 3 months.

How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life?
I am happier, more content with what I see in the mirror and feel more like “me” again and not just Todd’s wife, or Kaleigh or Dylan’s mom. I have a lot more energy, sleep better and I’m excited about what the future holds.

What is your proudest moment or moment or results from the Get You in Shape program?
Weight loss as of Nov. 16: 16.4 lbs and 18.5 inches in 3 months AND… my first timed mile since high school was 9:54 and the most recent was 8:02..

How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life?
My husband has joined the Get You In Shape Program this past month because he can see the results and how excited I am about feeling better. Both of my parents are currently starting the second phase of the 24 Day Challenge and my entire family is eating better because I am the one who cooks all of the meals and I am NOT cooking something I can’t eat.** I think most importantly though it has reignited my desire to be in better health NOW so that I am around for LATER. Playing with my kids, being active with them, traveling and being around for their kids.

What are the results that you have achieved from the Get You In Shape program and how has Get You In Shape played a role in your results?
Weight loss as of Nov. 16: 16.4 lbs and 18.5 inches. Best time for the mile: 8:02.

I feel stronger and more confident. I am thrilled with the weight loss and inches lost and I’m excited about toning up and seeing where I go from here! The trainers, workouts, attitudes of those around us are contagious.

Focus on the change and you will see results – never believed it as much as I do now.

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Get You In Shape Success Story – Bob Calabro 30 Pounds in 5 months!

Bob Before After11. Name, what you do, and where you are from?

Bob Calabro, I am retired after working 32 years for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. I have lived in Coppell for 21 years.

2 Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?

Like everyone I wanted to lose some weight. But more importantly I wanted to change my diet and workout habits. My wife Gina and I decided to join together this past April. Our diet has improved since we are both in the GYIS program.
3 What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Before GYIS I lacked energy and was always tired, my diet had no balance, and I was not sleeping well.

4 What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
From the get go I was impressed by the GYIS instructors who are always positive and know everyone by name. I always feel like they are looking out for me. Also workouts are never the same, the variation keeps you interested. There are also many fun contests to help motivation.

5 What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
Bimonthly Measurements and Weight Tracking have been beneficial to keeping me on track. I use my UP band to help track my steps, calories burned, and count my hours of sleep each night. I also take Advocare products daily, shakes as a morning meal replacement, Catalyst before every workout , and I also love Spark energy drink.

6. How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes Get you In Shape different or unique?
The personalized attention separates GYIS from the run of the mill gym work out. The instructors take a personal interest in your workout goals encouraging me to celebrate small wins along the way. Workout mates are also very encouraging helping to motivate one another. This positive environment helps me look forward to the next workout no matter how challenging.

7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
I lost 10 pounds my first month of GYIS and another 5 pounds per month for the next 4 months. After five months I am down 30 pounds. I am now eating better, the doctor has reduced my blood pressure\cholesterol meds by 50 percent, I am also sleeping much better and have much more energy throughout the day.

8 What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
GYIS has been a game changer for me and can be for anyone that is willing to make modifications in their exercise and diet habits. I now look forward to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday(s) due to the positive vibe that all the instructors and clients bring to each and every workout. You will look and feel better in a short period of time.
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Below are the Results from our Total Transforation Contest which is just a 10 week program incorporating the Get You in Shape program and the Advocare products.

Lost 23.2 Pounds, 25 inches and 12% body weight in just 10 Weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?

My name is Elisabeth Cole. I am a mother of 4 boys and a preschool teacher living in Coppell, Texas

2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?Liz Before After Picture Front
I joined the contest because several other friends were doing it and asked me to join them. I sounded like a great way to jump start weight loss.

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?

Before joining the contest I was trying to get through my days feeling tired and overwhelmed. I felt like I needed to nap after work, before beginning the afternoon activities with my own boys. I was drinking at least a pot of coffee a day and still struggling to remain alert in the late afternoon. The increase in my weight was making me very uncomfortable as well.

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?
My first impression was that it was a well organized program that could get me moving in the right direction. As I looked into it further I was very impressed by all the tools available including the webinars and the online community.

5. What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?
I have been consistently taking the products in the 24 Day Challenge Bundle. I have

continued to use the meal replacement shakes, spark and catalyst in addition to the MNS E vitamins. I have found the information posted on the facebook site to be helpful and it has motivated me to keep going. Though not required by the program – I have found logging my food to be extremely helpful in remaining on task.

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?

The Contest has provided a step by step nutritional system to follow. I could refer to theLiz Before After Picture Side 24 day challenge book to quickly get ideas for snacks and meals. The book gives clear directions on what vitamins to take, the timing of them and suggested foods, taking away all the guesswork. It made me really focus on what I was eating and when. It also reminded me of the importance of making time for exercise.

7. What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

I have seen many results from my participation in the contest. First I have lost weight! 23.2 lbs total, 12.4 lbs in the first 4 weeks and an additional 10.8 in the remaining 6 weeks. More importantly – I feel better. I have more energy and do not need to take a nap after work. I can drive my boys to their afternoon activities without struggling to remain awake. I have also stopped drinking massive quantities of coffee. I find that spark gives me all the added energy I need and keeps me alert. I am sleeping better at night as well, not waking multiple times and trying to go back to sleep. Finally, at the start of the contest I struggled to finish 1 mile jogging in under 11 minutes. Now I can consistently jog 3-4 miles at a 10 minute pace. I have a renewed desire to be physically fit and active!

8. What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?

I would suggest that they go for it and fully commit themselves. Follow the system provided and focus on what you can do and can eat versus things that you cannot do/eat. I would also suggest that they make short term goals, along with the long term goals. As you achieve the short term goals it will motivate you to keep going.

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Tara S.  Lost 19 Pounds, 18 inches and 8.30% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?
Tara S. – Coppell

2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?Tara Before After Front

I had seen so many Get You In Shape clients around me DROP WEIGHT, FEEL BETTER and HAVE ALOT MORE ENERGY! I wanted to push myself and get these same results!

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?

I had already been doing the Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp and had completed several of the Get You In Shape Challenges: Biggest Winner and the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. I was on my way to more fit, but THIS WAS AN AMAZING!!

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?

I loved all of the SUPPORT, felt Energy with Advocare, Loved all the FaceBook TTC Group persons dealing with same issues all sharing tips, I loved the Leads doing Posts, Questions and Answers to what we were all facing, I was already using myfitnesspal from the Biggest Winner- LOVE THE AWARENESS it brought to me! I was literally EATING FOR 2 healthy persons and thought I was doing great/ eating healthy!? NOT LOW ENOUGH CALORIES to drop weight though!
5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?

Love Myfitnesspal and continue to keep in touch with ideas, recipes and motivations on Get You In Shape Facebook VIP (private group page) and even created a Women’s Health FB Group for ANY WOMEN WISHES TO JOURNEY TO A HEALTHIER FIT LIFE called ” Motivate and Transform Us”!!!!

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?

I felt that what all I got out of this Amazing Experience was LIFE CHANGING AND WORTH ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY!!! I felt TTC worked on me- Mentally, Physically and Spiritually- To become a person in better health!
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

FROM TTC- I lost almost 20 Lbs/ Lost 18.8 Inches –

From Get You In Shape and other Challenges since August- I have dropped a CombinedTara Before After Side amount of 34 LBS! I am currently doing the “100 Mile Challenge” and plan to do every Challenge created in order to drop the remaining 25- 28 lbs to be at Goal weight!! I AM SO EXCITED AND NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THESE NUMBERS AGAIN ON THE SCALE!!

8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?

I would recommend to any interested in DROPPING POUNDS and CHANGING THEIR EATING HABITS to not only participate in Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp, but to enter TTC for a 10 week “For a Wake up call to a Healthy lifestyle so you can GET WEIGHT OFF to become FIT not just FIRM!”

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT THE GET YOU IN SHAPE PERSONAL TRAINERS /LEADERS HAVE BEEN REMARKABLY SUPPORTIVE, ENCOURAGING, and have made this GET YOU IN SHAPE Program what it is– “A SUPPORT SYSTEM LIKE NO OTHER!” Tara S.

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Ellie Halpin
Lost 15.6 Pounds, 15.5inches and 8.73% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?
My name is Ellie Halpin and I am an Academic Language Therapist in private practice, living in Coppell, Texas.Ellie Before After Front


2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?
I decided to join the Total Transformation Contest because I had just had enough of the yo-yo diet cycle. AND, one week before the contest began I found out that I was pre-diabetic and on my way to diabetes if I didn’t do something. And, my cholesterol was too high, my thyroid was messed up and I didn’t feel good physically or emotionally. I needed something to get my “butt” in gear, so I thought, why not?


3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?
First off, I have been a Get You in Shape Boot Camper for 3 ½ years. Along the way, I saw myself get stronger, but not leaner because I didn’t make the consistent nutrition changes that were needed. Six months before the contest, I incurred a neck and back injury and was told that I should not participate in boot camp again. I was devastated to say the least. I completely stopped exercising other than leisurely walking and had almost convinced myself that this was “it”. This would be the extent of my exercising forever. I was also eating through my emotions and that just became a vicious cycle. I was completely miserable. So, I decided to return and incorporate plenty of stretching into my schedule so that I could maintain an active lifestyle for the long term. I told myself to do only what I can do and not try to be a crazy superstar on the first day. I started back to GYIS in November 2013 but didn’t change my eating. I just got bigger and more frustrated with myself. I would say the biggest turning point was when my doctor told me on January 8th that I was headed towards disease if I didn’t’ do something RIGHT NOW. It scared me. So, I knew I had to give the Total Transformation Contest a try.
4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?
Initially, I expected it to be like the other 24-Day Program through Advocare. I would stick to it for 24 days and then, I would probably return to my old ways. Disappointing myself once again. But….something happened during that first 24 days that had never happened before. I felt hope inside. I was beginning to “get it”. I actually really liked the food and the way that it made me feel. The support from Brad, Julie and my other trainers at GYIS was incredible, checking in with me frequently. By February, I knew it was different this time. I might actually do this!
5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?
Ellie Before After Side6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?
The tools have been key and I have taken advantage of everything possible. I think that is what has made the difference for me this time. I took the Advocare Nutritional SupplementsMSN supplements, catalyst, spark and nighttime recovery, meal replacement shakes and an occasional snack bar. These have been key to feeling good and managing my hunger levels and energy. I listened to the webinars and they educated me and made me feel “normal”. The trainers really understood the way I was feeling and guided me down the right road. My Fitness Pal was a huge tool for me. It opened my eyes up to not only calories, but also the nutritional value of each food. In order for me to make positive changes in my health, I vowed to log everything that I put in my mouth and I did!! No cheating because I would only be cheating myself. The Face Book TTC page was one of my highlights too!! Everyday I loved seeing the pictures and posts from my new friends around the country. I feel as if we have been on this journey together even though we have never met. Everyone is a winner and I truly mean that! I have gained new friends here in Coppell that I hold in my heart. And, Julie, one of our killer personal trainers, really helped me tweak my nutrition and fitness to get my metabolism working correctly. It was scary to add 300 calories per day to my food intake near the end of this contest, but it was exactly what was needed for me to break a 3 week plateau. I listened to her and did what she advised. I feel as if I finally have the formula that works for me. Its not a magic bullet as I have deceived myself so many times before, but it is something that is attainable with consistency. No other program that I know of gives this much attention and service to all of the people on this journey. You know, I think we all started out somewhat “broken” and through the tools that have been put in place; we supported each other to heal some of our wounds. I noticed that within the last 4 weeks, the group took on a life of its own without the dependence of our trainers to get us talking and communicating. That is completely different than any other program. I am really going to miss this group and can’t wait to hear everyone’s story and see fabulous pictures of success!
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?
I am different. I have learned that there truly isn’t a magic pill that you can take to lose weight. I have learned, more than anything, that consistency in my nutrition and exercise will bring results. It may not happen in my time, but God’s time. And, I am learning patience with myself. I have learned to forgive myself for falling off track, because all I have to do is make the right choices at my next meal and start moving!! I sleep amazing now and I have so much energy throughout the entire day. I am no longer dozing off at 4pm. At the beginning of January I was not able to run a mile. By the end of February, I ran a 5K without stopping. I never thought I would be able to do that again. I have lost 15.6 pounds and 17 inches!!! I lost 4 pounds on the 24-day challenge and 11.6 more since then. And, I know that I am stronger, both physically and mentally.
8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total

Transformation Contest?
If you want to get Fit, feel better physically and emotionally, the TTC is the program for you. Don’t question it, just do it. Follow the Program.
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