Stacey Lay has been training with us since February 2015, and in the past year she has made some enormous changes. Being a Type 1 Diabetic, Stacey’s priority is optimum health and safe management of her condition. Stacey’s blood sugar levels are at their lowest levels ever!!! Stacey is also stronger and fitter than ever, she continues to smash PB’s in her Semi-Private Training sessions in our Red E Studio, and continues to set new goals for herself. Stacey was also a runner up in our 2015 “Little Black Dress” Challenge (you can read her about her specific 12 weeks results in the challenge here), and now due to her continual results and improvements, she has been awarded our February 2016 ‘Client of the Month’ Award! Congratulations Stacey!!
What was your motivation to start training with us here at Red E?
I was sick of feeling unhealthy. I always felt sluggish, frumpy (I’m pretty sure that’s a word??) and horrible like my body hated me. I wanted to feel better so I looked at a few options and loved the idea of training in a small group (and in the aircon!!) so I joined up.
What were your goals?
I had a few goals when I started. I wanted my insides to feel healthier (it’s really hard to explain). I wanted to better control my diabetes and I wanted to lose a few kilos.
How have you gone with your goals? What achievements have you made? What benefits do you feel?
I have blitzed my goals and continue to make new ones! My blood sugar levels are the lowest I’ve ever had them and I’m aiming for even lower this year. I feel like my insides are happy again so I feel healthy. And I lost a few centimetres which makes me feel fantastic and more confident!
What do you do to achieve your results?
I attend semi-private training sessions twice a week and have the best of intentions to go to the Saturday Bootcamp Session! I try to work really hard in these sessions to get the most out of the time. I did a little research surrounding food and started making better food choices.
What permanent lifestyle changes have you made?
I changed everything really slowly so it wasn’t a shock and it wasn’t hard to stick too – I’ll always exercise and try to do something active on the weekend. I’ll try to keep to the protein rich meals – they seem to keep me fuller for longer so I don’t chase down snack foods. If I’m out and about I’ll always try to find the healthiest option or plan ahead what I’m going to eat.
Fave “clean” food: Chicken thighs with rice noodles
Fave ‘not so clean’ food: Cheeseburgers and M&M’s
Fave exercise: Push ups
Most “Dreaded” exercise: Running
Favourite Quote? Just do it, you won’t regret it!
Advice for others starting out…
Make a plan of what you want to do, start slow and don’t change everything at once. To start with I just attended the training sessions and didn’t even look at the food side until I was happy with the routine of exercise – it took me a few months!
And just do it! You won’t regret it 🙂
If your health is top priority like Stacey’s, start by requesting your complimentary consultation here!