Markham Personal Trainer Helps Alka Lost 47 and Dropped 6 Dress Sizes From Her Body

Full name and occupation – Alka Thapar, Physiotherapist

Age – 35

Total Weight lost – 47 lbs and counting!!!!

How many inches did you lose with our program? I am proud to say I have lost 27.9″ off of my body!!

How many dress sizes did you lose with our program? 6 dress sizes depending on the store/make

What kind of workouts were you doing before? None… After having two kids between 2012 and 2015 I had myself convinced that I was too busy to workout.

I was devoted to taking care of my family as a stay at home mom and made every excuse to not workout, from lack of sleep and fatigue to no time. In January 2016, I decided it’s time for a change – now or never and I joined GG’s 6 week transformation challenge.

What kind of workouts do you do now? I joined Go Girl Body Transformation, where I workout 3-4x per week doing group exercise classes that combine the perfect mix of cardio and weight-training with something new every day!!

The trainers keep it fresh, fun and challenging, so you never get bored!!

How was your nutrition like before? I am a self-proclaimed foodie:  I discriminated against no foods and ate until I was completely stuffed.

Pizza is an all time favourite (still is!) and I love pasta, rice, potatoes – all the good stuff! I ate anytime and all the time – whether I was hungry or not, it didn’t matter. Food was something to turn to when I was hungry, tired, bored, it was always there.

What is your eating schedule like today? Now I follow a three meal a day plan, as was advised in the 6-week transformation challenge.

I try to stick to an 12-4-8 plan (eating at those times, but sometimes veer off if we have social engagements – I mean life happens!) I also drinks tons of water… I am nursing my little one so need to make sure I keep hydrated!

Why did you choose this schedule? I chose this schedule because it works for our family.

How do you maintain the weight? I am still losing weight! Slow and steady but it is still coming off. I plan to continue working out and eating on this plan indefinitely. It is a lifestyle change for me, not a diet so I will continue for the long haul.

Looking back now, what are you most proud of? To be completely honest, I am most proud of putting myself first for once in my life.

As a devoted wife and mother, I really let myself go. I sacrificed my health for the well-being of my family, not realizing that a healthy me is what my husband and kids really need. What good am I to anyone else, if I can’t take care of myself.

What are the keys to your success in transforming your body? In one word consistency.

Being consistent with my meal plan and workouts has kept me motivated as I see progress on a daily basis, not only in my weight loss, but with some non-scale victories too: inches lost, the way clothes fit, the glowing skin and the abundance of compliments from family and friends!!

I recently got carded when buying a lottery ticket… That made my day (or month!!). The cashier was so embarrassed when she saw “1980” for my date of birth, but I assured her not to be – that I was flattered!!!

What’s your advice for people struggling with transforming their body?  I am not a professional in this department, but from my personal experience all I can say is make yourself a PRIORITY.

Once you decide that you are worth it, nothing can stand between you and your goals. Focus on the day to day – the clean eating and physical activity/exercise. Everything else will fall into place, one day at a time.

Without hesitation I would recommend joining GO GIRL, or at the very least coming for a trial class to see if it is the right fit for you. It will be the best decision you make for yourself.

The trainers, staff and Dan all make this a “family” environment, where you are happy to be yourself, you feel accountable but not pressured and you make some lasting relationships with strong, powerful women all on a path to a stronger, happier and healthier version of themselves.

Always remember that you are worth it… Trust the process… #NFE💪