The three most important things I learned from the Clean Cut Fitness & Nutrition Challenge: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
I knew that in order to be successful, I needed to make a change. Rushing together a semi-nutritious meal on my best day – but far more frequently, ordering take-out from one of the many saved contacts on my phone – had to come to an end. As did my haphazard attempts at being accountable at the gym.
Clean Cut gave me every tool I needed to be successful.
Hi my name is Nancy and I am 39 years old. I am married and have 2 beautiful daughters aged 7 and 5. I have always thought I was a fairly healthy person. I joined my first gym when I was 17 years old and I rarely ate processed foods as my mom was a wonderful cook and no matter how busy she was we had a well-balanced dinner every night (no separate meals!). After I had my second daughter I found out about Mommy Moves and was so excited to be able to exercise with my baby in the stroller. It was then that I also discovered how to run and I really enjoyed it. I continued to run and exercise over the years.
After participating in the Weight Loss Challenge, I am down 9 1/2 lbs and 17 inches. I did not “win” first place (missed it by a fraction of a %!), but what I gained is priceless: Energy, overall fitness, smart choices, a lifestyle that is healthy for my whole family, and most of all, being a positive role model for my children..if that doesn’t make me a “winner”, nothing does!!!Noelle F.
I lost 127 pounds over 12 years ago by committing to a healthy diet and exercising. I met Lori in 2007, when my eldest son was one year old. I was a stay at home mom struggling to find ways to exercise with a young child. I joined the Mommy-Moves stroller classes and found the perfect fit for me. When I got pregnant with my second child, I continued the classes until my 38 th week. I got right back to stroller class when my son was 8 weeks old. I joined Run with the Girls in 2010 and ran a 5k 12 weeks later. Since then, I’ve run countless 5ks, several 5 mile and 10ks and 2 half marathons.
I’ve been taking boot camp class with Lori as well, and have improved my strength and stamina to be better than it was after I lost the weight all those years ago. I began racing in triathlons in 2011, and am training for my first Olympic distance triathlon this summer. I’ve also been following the Clean Cut Nutrition program since 2012. This program has helped immensely. I used to struggle with stomach issues and headaches that have now been eliminated. I feel good about what I eat and my family makes healthy choices, too. Lori’s programs are wonderful because they focus on a healthy lifestyle and are suitable for everyone’s fitness level. She is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to helping others achieve their goals. I know how difficult it would have been for me to maintain such a significant weight loss. Not only have I maintained it, I am in the best shape ever. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for Lori’s guidance. I will be forever grateful for knowing her. Amy P.
The Clean Cut program has really given me a new, fresh start on taking care of the whole me — not just the fitness side but the nutrition side as well. In the past 2 years, I moved from NJ to NH which was a stressful time of adjustment. Juggling working full time in a stressful career, being a Mom to 2 busy daughters and being a wife started to mean that my health and fitness were taking a back seat. I became guilty of the “grab and go”, eating on the run and not making good choices. Buried under snow all winter, it became easy for me to find reasons to skip working out and stick with comfort foods. Before I knew it, by the end of winter, I had put on 15 pounds! I reached out to Lori, my favorite trainer and health guide for years and she encouraged me to try the clean eating plan she has put together. After doing the initial 6 week challenge, I was down 10 pounds and feeling so much better! I had more energy and a much more positive outlook. I am a work in progress and have incorporated the Clean Cut lifestyle in my every day life. When I overdo it (vacation or get lazy) or feel like I need a tune up, I just go back to the early detox week or the breaking a plateau plan; I have the tools and get right back on track.
I have been working with Lori and Caren since the start of the year, and have been thrilled with the way they have helped me make positive changes to eat well, get and stay fit! They are very knowledgable about food, fitness, and the realities of how to apply what we learn within our lives.
On top of the boot camp, eating programs, and personal training they provide, they show time and again how much they truly care about you as a person. They are extremely motivational, creative with the workouts (not a repeated workout yet!), and make the whole process fun. They are thorough in the identification of goals, and have helped me fulfill those goals. They live what they train. They have seriously been instrumental in helping me transform my life!Julie B.
After the birth of my son, I was looking to get back to a healthier lifestyle for my entire family. I wanted something that was based on REAL food for my REAL life. With two kids under two and a skeptical husband I was able to lose almost 10% of my body weight in just 6 weeks! After the challenge, I continued to lose weight and I am just a few above my goal. It took me almost a year to get to this point after my first baby. How did I bounce back faster this time? I know the guidance from Lori and Caren was the difference! They supported me the whole way.Megan S.
I just wanted to say thank you for helping me change my life! I’ve tried many “diets” and nothing really worked. I was skeptical at first but decided to try this. I never did a program that was all food. Who knew eating clean was the answer. I haven’t felt (or looked) this good in many years. After the 6 weeks, I lost 11″ and 8 1/2lbs. I couldn’t believe it! It was easy and it still is. I have many food allergies and this was an incredible program. I truly recommend this to everyone. Not just to lose but to be healthy.Michelle A.