I have the great opportunity of trying Personal Trainer Food at no cost as part of the Tryazon Tryabox program. Any opinions expressed are my own. I’m not required to do a blog post. I just decided to post for anyone that might be thinking about Personal Trainer Food.
So I had to buy bigger pants for the fall. I’m definitely not proud of that. The bad part is I got 5 pairs of jeans I ordered from an online consignment site. 5 pairs all the same size, different companies. 3 of them fit, one I got on but was kind of snug, the 5th one I couldn’t even pull up over my butt. It was the first time in my life that I actually wanted to cry when trying on clothes. I’ve had to buy a size bigger pants and shorts the last two years. I don’t want to continue this trend.
I tried a popular program about 2 years ago. I did it for 4 months following it pretty strictly. Following the diet (but I was always hungry) doing the daily exercises (but I never progressed far with certain ones because they bothered my joints). I lost 12 lbs in 4 months. Then I injured my back at work. within 2 months I had gained it all back and then some. I’m not good at meal prepping.
Well after the “pants incident” I knew I needed to do something I just didn’t know what. Then Tryazon sent me an email that peaked my interest. Apply for the Personal Trainer Food Challenge. I read about it and said, you know what this just might work for me. I applied and they chose me. I even get to bring my brother Derek from the blog Help Me I’m a Father along for the ride. We’re teammates now whether he likes it or not lol.
I got to choose my food and I was excited about the choices I had. No meal prepping! When my box was delivered it was absolutely stuffed with food and their sweet butter garlic sauce.
I got to choose from things like: teriyaki chicken, chicken tenders, angus burgers, sausage, meatballs, and more. Y’all I can have bacon! The top thing that really appealed to me was NO MEAL PREP. I just go in my freezer, choose what I want to eat, heat it up, enjoy! I’m on my 3rd day so far. The meals are filling I DON’T FEEL HUNGRY! This is the first eating plan I’ve been on where I didn’t feel hungry. Sometimes I don’t even know if I can finish my whole meal. I can eat unlimited amounts of meat, veggies, eggs, and even diet soda if I want. So what’s the down side? No sugar, no carbs, like …at all. But honestly, the meals are so filling I don’t even miss it so far.
So this is my photo before I started the PTF Challenge. What do I hope to accomplish in 28 days? I would love to see a reduction in my midsection, thighs, and butt. I’m not asking for miracles just for my current pants to be a little more loose. I’d like to break bad habits. I’d like to have a little more energy. I’d like to see my face less round. I’d like to see a few pounds down. If I’m dreaming I’d like to lose 20 lbs but I’d be happy with even 5 or 10 when it’s over.
There is no strenuous or non-joint friendly exercises. Walk 20 minutes per day is what they want. I love walking. I actually did a 33 minute walk today according to my fitbit. Lots of places to go for support. The Personal Trainer Food Support facebook group lets you ask questions and find encouragement. I opted into the Personal Trainer Food text message support which sends friendly reminders, encouragement, and achievable challenges.
I also signed up for The Biggest Loser Challenge at my workplace with some great coworkers who jumped on board. Accountability, goals, good food. That’s going to go a long way.
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