Adjusting to a Healthier Lifestyle Week 3
The 12 participants of the ‘Fit For Life’ program are beginning to see how tough not seeing results after a hard week of working out is. After doing many things correctly, many people may be willing to give up and believe that it is impossible for them to lose anything more weight no matter how hard they were working. This group of participants is not giving up. There are many participants who are taking advantage of using their memberships to the maximum. Participants are using the group fitness classes, the wellness center, and the pool during their free time.
At this point, the participants are beginning to see what works for them. Each person is coming up with their own system. Dr. Wendy Henrichs is reiterating every week at the lectures that a person cannot not eat to lose weight. There are consequences to not eating; including low energy, low brain function, and when they do begin to eat again their body will gain that weight back quickly. There are proper ways to lose weight to keep it off and maintain your energy levels. At this point in ‘Fit for Life’, the participants know what will happen now if they cheat and eat something that may not be very healthy for them, especially in large portions.
Dr. Wendy Henrichs provides an array of topics during the lectures, including how to eat, shop, and cook with healthy food. She has been handing out a number of recipes to the participants for them to try. Dr. Wendy also discusses how the body reacts to food, and what problems can be caused by eating certain foods.
The weekly weigh in for week 3 has shown that the group has lost less than 10 pounds as an entire group in the past week. This has made many of the participants frustrated, but many of the people around them are reminding the participants of how much they have lost in the last 3 weeks. On average each person has lost about 10 pounds which is a pretty large number at the end of the 3rd week. The participants do not shy away from pushing themselves further each time. The instructors have noticed that many of the participants will begin with an easy weight or speed, and then increase it after they know they are able to do the exercise easily. The instructors love to see this because it means the participants really want to see results, and they are not injuring themselves by pushing too hard right away.