Forty Doesn’t Mean You Need an Extra Forty!
Middle age shouldn’t justify extra weight gain.
Success Story: Amy Schoen
WEIGHT LOSS: 35 Pounds
Weight was never an issue for Amy Schoen, that is at least until she became a forty-something. All her life, she had been thin and could eat freely without any concerns over weight gain. Middle age can be a difficult time for many of us, our bodies start to change, hormones shift and new health concerns typically crop up. This would be no different for Amy, an active, successful entrepreneur with a track record for success in both life and business. The forties were a time of major life events for Amy, she started an exciting new business venture, married the love of her life and welcomed a beautiful child into the world.
By all accounts, life was going good, except after pregnancy when her body didn’t spring right back into shape. Post-pregnancy, Amy felt like a stranger in her own skin. “When you’re 5’ 2” and 110 pounds all your adult life, it’s hard to accept a new self-image post pregnancy,” says Amy. “I had gained 35 extra pounds, hated the way I looked in my clothes, and wasn’t willing to accept this state as permanent.” A professional life and relationship coach by trade, Amy was keenly aware of the importance of a good self-image, being healthy and looking one’s best. Determined to reclaim her body, she sought out a popular diet program and made two attempts to lose the unwanted pounds. Both tries proved only partially successful, leaving Amy feeling less than satisfied with her results. She was down 20 pounds, but staying true to herself she knew she really needed to drop 35 pounds to achieve the figure and state of health that she envisioned restoring for herself.
She met a friend who recently realized great success on BodyTech’s Ideal Protein weight loss program, compelling her to further investigate the program for herself. After meeting with Larry Kay, owner of BodyTech Weight Loss and Health Clinic in Rockville, Maryland, Amy knew she had found a program that made sense and was well worth trying. “There were many things that Larry Kay said that resonated with me and truly aligned with my way of thinking. BodyTech’s approach to weight loss made perfect sense,” said Amy, “As a professional who gives advice about love and life management, I really liked the mentality and culture of BodyTech as it relates to serving the needs of their dieters. It’s supportive, positive and realistic—never judgmental either. This is definitely a healthy way to approach dieting—and life and romance for that matter, too!”
It didn’t take long for Amy to realize success on the BodyTech program. Weight came off easily and she started to feel a restored sense of self. Dedicated and serious about her weight loss success, Amy didn’t let any distractions or setbacks slow her progress. Working long hours and juggling the needs of a young family, Amy kept her eye on her target goal and refused to settle when it came to what was best for her body and personal best. As her diet progressed, she would regularly register 1-2 pound losses at a minimum, and kept right on track—even after a terrible back injury left her laid up in the hospital during a lengthy recovery period. As a mom, wife, and business owner, she didn’t let a lack of time, energy or focus become excuses to break her diet.
If asked, she’d tell you it was the remarkable team of coaches at BodyTech who kept her mind and motivation where it needed to be to realize success and feel good about herself. Now 35 pounds lighter, Amy is back to wearing the fashionable clothes she has always appreciated and feels a truly restored sense of self. “Taking time out for one’s self is an important part of success in life, I understand that well as a life coach. Living the practices and principals I preach to achieve my weight loss is very rewarding. It also reaffirms that priorities and mindset have to be right to achieve success in any endeavor, and especially so in weight loss. BodyTech, without a doubt, is a truly remarkable program and one that is healthy, smart, and supportive. It’s a great choice for anyone looking to lose weight and keep it off life-long,” said Amy.
SECRET TO WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS
“Don’t allow defeating mindsets to overtake your diet success. Stay strong and positive, even during times when your diet falls off track. Your state of mind is one of the most important secrets to weight loss success. Be realistic. Be determined. Be positive.”
ADVICE FOR OTHER
“Adopt a healthy attitude, set clear goals and love yourself.”
“Prepare for the day or week ahead of time. Don’t allow a hectic work schedule, family demands or health concerns become excuses to fail yourself on your diet. You’re too important and you deserve success, so go claim it!”
GO TO TREAT
“Ideal Protein chocolate coconut bars—or any IP chocolate for that matter.”
“Everyone should workout. I don’t let my bad back become an excuse to not exercise. I work with a physical therapist and go to the gym regularly. I’m careful, but I still workout. Regular exercise is important every dieters long-term success.”
FAVORITE BODYTECH COACH
“All of them.”
“I now understand that middle age changes the food game for most of us. As we age, we need to adapt our eating to properly align with each new age and stage of life. It’s not bad, it’s just a part of the experience of life.”
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MORE ABOUT AMY SCHOEN
Amy Schoen is an entrepreneur, author, professional life coach, and a nationally recognized dating and relationship expert. She has helped hundreds of marriage minded individuals find their match, and couples realize success in both love and marriage. Learn more about Amy’s remarkable expertise and business ventures by visiting www.motivatedtomarry.com.