WHAT. A. JOURNEY!!!
1. How do you feel Weight Watchers and Walk have worked together to help you?
To put it quite simply.....Weight Watchers has provided me over the past 29 years with food plans (not a diet!) that work for LIFE to allow me to learn and apply healthy eating habits in all situations....no food is forbidden...I have learned how to incorporate all foods into my day. WALK has provided me over the past 20 years with an exercise program that fits into all my days; in any situation. I tried all forms of exercise....lots of things, lots of fads, but nothing I could stick with. I LOVED WALKing! WALK was the perfect match to help keep the weight off and keep me healthy.
2. What is the best part about incorporating Walk 15 exercises into your routine?
WALKing is the easiest and most natural form of exercise....so easy, so fun, and especially, so effective!
3. Have you seen others benefit from both of these programs?
The benefits of WALK 15 are many!!!! It helps with weight loss and helps reduce body fat, helps with lowering a persons resting pulse and blood pressure and cholesterol, builds muscle strength, reduces stress, helps you to sleep better, increases metabolism, raises your energy levels, helps to control diabetes, helps with breathing and improves circulation, it's an anti-aging treatment, helps relieve arthritis and back pain....well, I could go on and on!! I don't know anyone who has ever done a WALK in any of my classes say that they didn't feel better when they were done...you can't help but feel happy!!
The benefits of WEIGHT WATCHERS are many as well!! This is a program with real science behind it! Each year this program has just gotten better and better....just when I would think its at its best...they discover more ways to make it more effective and easy to follow...a program for LIFE....it's not a diet, it's a healthy plan that allows you to eat anything and fit it into your day....it's been so helpful in keeping me accountable for what I eat and ultimately how I feel.
4. What would you tell others about why these two programs work so well?
The combination of WALK and WEIGHT WATCHERS has made me healthier than I thought possible...I'll be turning 71 this summer and I feel wonderful! I've got the best food plan and the best exercise program and together they work to keep me healthy. Both plans are just natural.....I eat healthy and I WALK!! I do indulge periodically, because after all this is a LIFE'S JOURNEY and I can't deprive myself of goodies sometimes....but I like to remind myself of an old WEIGHT WATCHERS saying...."Nothing tastes as good as thin feels"....and that keeps me in control!
5. Has your life changed?
Oh my yes!!! I have a pacemaker, I have had knee surgery, I have had back surgery, I have asthma, and I have COPD... but I'm unstoppable......I am healthy, I am strong, mentally and physically! At forty, I felt AWFUL, at 50 I felt AMAZING, at 60 I felt AWESOME, and at 70, well, I feel ASTONISHINGLY AGELESS!!
6. What are your next steps?
I plan on continuing as a lifetime member of WEIGHT WATCHERS, always encouraging the meeting room members to keep on working toward their goals and to tell anyone who asks, what a great plan it is! I also plan to continue to be a Master WALK 15 Instructor for as long as the good Lord allows me to ....... I have longevity in my family and it would be really fabulous to be able to lead my classes into my 80's and beyond...and why not? Sounds like a doable goal!
7. Anything else you’d like to add?
My journey initially started back in 1969 when I was planning my wedding and was overweight even then...I lost the 90 pounds with another plan, but didn't keep it off. I gained it all back and when I turned forty, I was 100 pounds overweight. I tried a crazy fad diet, lost 10, then went to WEIGHT WATCHERS and got serious......lost the weight but a few pounds would come back and finally realized when I met Leslie Sansone at a WEIGHT WATCHERS meeting (when I was staff at the time) that her WALK was what I needed to incorporate into my day.....I always wanted to reach the 100 pound weight loss mark but just never could do it.....then this past December preparing to go to Penn State to do the WALK at THON I decided this was the time to get to that final goal of 100 off.....healthy eating, lots of WALK and strength, and the grace of the good Lord, it finally happened!!
CONGRATULATIONS, CHERYL!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, SO HAPPY FOR YOU...AND SO BLESSED YOU HAVE YOU PART OF OUR WALK 15 FAMILY!!!
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