Full name and occupation: Christina Chiu, Dental hygienist
Total Weight Loss: 48 lbs
How many inches did you lose with our program? I’ve lost a combined 10 inches all over my body
How many dress sizes did you lose with our program? 3 dress sizes
What kind of workouts were you doing before?
I was doing more at home workouts because I was too self conscious to join a gym
What kind of workouts do you do now?
Right now I’m a full time member with Go Girl Transformation participating in bootcamp, strength camp exclusive to Inner Circle members, Boot camp and I would love to add GG’s Yoga classes to my regimen when I can fit it in.
How was your nutrition like before?
In generally live a low carb lifestyle.
What is like now?
I still live a low carb lifestyle but having said that, the challenges that I’ve done with Go Girl has only continues to strengthen resolve to keep persevering and my understanding on what works with my body and what doesn’t.
What is your eating schedule like today?
I eat at 7:30am, midmorning snack at 10:30, lunch at 1:00/1:30, afternoon snack at 4:30 and dinner at 7:30pm
Why did you choose this schedule?
I have an energetic and rambunctious 2 year old. I need a healthy breakfast at 7:30 so that I can keep up with him lol!!
I’ve been keeping up with this schedule since 2012 and it’s worked for me.
Eating every 3 hours keeps keeps my body satisfied and prevents any moments of weakness and slip ups.
What are your days like today?
I workout at Go Girl 3-4 times a week (Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday) and i’m looking to add Monday as well.
I lift on Saturdays during open gym with the veterans of strength camp when I can. The moment I step into Go Girl, I feel that I’m among family and love every minute of it!!
How do you maintain the weight loss?
I’m still not at my goal weight yet so I’m still a work in progress. Prior to Go Girl I was just getting by doing the low carb lifestyle but lacked the exercise I needed to break my plateau.
Looking back now, what are you most proud of?
I’ve never been so committed to anything my whole life. Being a part of Go Girl Transformation has made me a happier, healthier and the most fit i’ve ever been…EVER!!
I had the whole “diet” thing down but lacked the exercise I needed. If I haven’t lost the weight prior to my son, I could never keep up with him today and I’m so grateful for my trainers that have so much faith in me.
What are the keys to your success in transforming your body?
I started this journey with the mindset that I was doing this for me and ONLY me. Meal prepping, being organized and having tremendous support from family makes this lifestyle worth living.
Also being consistent at GG and not missing classes helps me stay committed and focused.
What’s your advice for people struggling with transforming their body?
Don’t think you’ll never lose weight. Determination and will power plays a very big role in your path to success but believing in yourself plays an enormous role as well.
There are many methods of weight loss in the market and they’re all designed to make you succeed but you have to find the right one that works for you and one that you can maintain.
Looking back, the weight loss portion of the plan is the easy part. Seeing the scale going in the right direction is very motivating, but as you get closer to your goal weight, you don’t have the weight loss as a motivator anymore.
So it’s at this point where you have to find other ways to push and challenge yourself.
In my case, building muscle and increasing my cardio strength is a priority.
Take pictures along the way to document how far you’ve come no matter how big or small your accomplishments are to date.
Surround yourself with positive and like minded people and never compare your results with someone else.
Everyone’s body is different and responds accordingly. In time, you will know what works for you and you’ll stick with it.
My last piece of advice is to see your doctor regularly to monitor the changes your body is going through. You will be amazed at how well your body responds to your efforts!!