Coppell Trainer Spotlight Rookie of the Month – April 2016 – Livia Francis

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Mar 30


Livia Liu Francis is an attorney and has lived in Coppell for the past 8 years.

Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
I needed to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
I always exercised but my eating habits were horrible.  The only time I ate breakfast was when I was on vacation.  Other than that, my daily eating routine was coffee or a diet soda for breakfast, a snack for lunch and then a large dinner.  My energy level was low and overall I was feeling “blah.”  The weight I put on the past ten years was harder to lose and no matter what I did, the number on the scale did not move very much if at all.  It was very frustrating and I was beginning to believe that nothing would work.

Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
My first impression of GYIS was how structured it was but also flexible at the same time.  I’m a “checklist” type of person so I appreciated the accountability calendar that GYIS provides.  This helped me make sure that I was doing everything I could to make the necessary changes in my lifestyle.  I appreciated the fact that I was able to go at my own pace in the boot camp & cardio classes without someone screaming at me to push harder.  The trainers for GYIS do push you to reach your potential but are encouraging and supportive.

Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?Livia Before & After
The accountability calendar, Advocare shakes and bars (need these to keep eating or I won’t eat), SPARK, and my accountability coach.  (Thank you, Meg!)

Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
GYIS is the only program I have tried so it would be hard for me to compare it to other programs.  What I can say about GYIS is that it is easy to do and follow but you only get what you put in.  If I had not changed my eating habits, drank more water, and exercised in a different manner, I would not have lost the weight and inches.

Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
The first month of the program was difficult but after losing almost 7 pounds that first month, my motivation to keep going remained strong and still is strong.  Since starting GYIS, I have lost 16.6 pounds and 25.25 inches. I have completely changed my eating habits and my energy level is good.  Also, I have reached my “SO THAT” goal which was to get back to my “before marriage” weight.

Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
I just happen to come across GYIS on Facebook in October 2015 and I’m so thankful that I did. I was at a point in my life (menopause, turning 50) that anything I did would not make much of a difference and was frustrated with the lack of energy and weight gain.  The holiday season was just around the corner and if I was going to make a change, this was the time to do it.  That first month was difficult but after getting into an eating and exercise routine, the program became easier and now is my lifestyle.

I would tell anyone who is interested in becoming healthier to give GYIS a try especially those who believe that it is hopeless to lose that extra weight.  I now know that it isn’t a hopeless situation.   GYIS has given me the confidence and knowledge that I need to make sure that I stay on the path of a healthier lifestyle.

 

 

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