We’re so inspired by our Get Healthy U TV members, and love when we hear from them with stories about their fitness journeys. If you have a story you’d like to share about how GHUTV has helped you stay fit, healthy, and motivated to work out, be sure to reach out and let us know!
Success: 3 lbs lost in 2 weeks, plus beating breast cancer!
(Your results may vary.)
In early 2015 I was about 10 pounds above my ideal weight, but I felt healthy. I was an inconsistent exerciser but seemed to be maintaining my weight. I love fruits and vegetables but also indulged in sweets too often. Late February 2015 I went to my doctor for a check up, and tests followed. On March 5, 2015, at 46, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Three weeks later I had a double mastectomy and lymph nodes removed. I received chemo from late April through September and then had radiation, with my treatment ending in late November. During chemo I craved carbs and did not like the taste of vegetables. I slept about 12 hours a day and when I was awake my activity was limited by fatigue and pain. It was all I could do to care for my children, and I gained 25 pounds.
Toward the end of chemo I began a chemo rehab program. A physical therapist started me out on a treadmill and during my first session all I could do was walk at a speed of 2.0 for 15 minutes. I stayed with the program until January 2016, at which point I bought my own treadmill. I had lost 15 pounds and was doing walking/jogging intervals by this time. My weight loss seemed to stop there, though. Although I knew I should change things up and add strength training I was unmotivated to do so. I am currently cancer free, but as part of my on-going treatment, I’m on medications that have put me into menopause and make weight loss harder.
Why I joined GHUTV:
I learned about GHUTV online and what attracted me to it was the variety and motivation from Chris. I have followed Chris for years and I feel she is practical and motivating. I find the GHU website helpful, so I thought, “Why not give GHUTV a try?!” While I’m still using my treadmill some, I have been exercising five to six days per week for two and a half weeks with GHUTV. I started with Walk & Tone Express, and have also done Walk & Tone to the Max, Yoga Stretch 1, and Cardio Kickbox. I lost 3 pounds in the first two weeks and I have more definition in my arms and abs.
My favorite thing about GHUTV:
I love the encouragement from Chris during the videos, as well as the variety and adaptability of them. I also find the reminders about maintaining form helpful. It is great to have short workouts with both cardio and strength incorporated. I am able to adapt to my fitness level, and I know that I will continue to be challenged as I improve. I like the videos I’ve tried so far and I’m excited to try more of the videos offered. I appreciate that the GHUTV videos allow the user to exercise in a limited space.
I actually enjoy my workouts now… it’s not just something I should do, but something I get to do. And, making physical changes encourages me to make better food choices, so I have cut back on sugar and focus on healthier meals and snacks. I have 7 more pounds to go to get to my pre-diagnosis weight, and I know GHUTV and GHU will help me reach my goal.
A big thank you to Katherine for sharing her story with us. Keep that motivation up! YES U CAN!