Jan Sharamitaro – Lost 150 lbs
I am a member at Club Fitness. I have been a member for about 2 years. I have lost 135-150 lbs.(it changes day to day). Yes, I do a no no. I weight almost everyday. I love going to Club Fitness. I exercise daily. I have to. Here is my story.
I have been obese most of my life. Yes the word obese is embarrassing. But, now I can admit to it and say it about myself. So, I guess I just found out something about me- that being overweight did effect me most of my life. When I was turning 21 I had lost weight because I was going to CA with my sister and didn’t want to be fat. I lost 60 lbs and looked good.
Well, being quite obese – 342 lbs. – I had a lot of work ahead of me. I could not climb the steps from the basement without being out of breath. I also had bad knees. The doctor had told me I needed a knee replacement. But, he would not do it at my weight because it wouldn’t last long and I was too young (47).
Since, I was obese with bad knees,I needed to start somewhere. Of course, I started with eating right. I had taken fen-fen when it was popular and it worked great for me. It gave me control over my eating. But they took it off the market and then I lost control again and gained my weight back plus some. At least, fen-fen had taught me how to eat right. So that is where I began. EATING RIGHT!
I have a pool and it was almost summer. So I started doing water aerobics by myself everyday in my pool. The weight was coming off. When it got too cold to swim, I started walking at the park. It took me a long time to complete the path and it was difficult. But after daily walks it became easier and easier and doesn’t take me long anymore.
When it became too cold to walk I joined Club Fitness. By the time I joined club fitness I had lost about 60lbs. already. I had a little more confidence and was more determined to get the rest of my weight off. This gym offered classes. Good! I went to the classes daily. Sometimes I would do 3 classes in a row that is 3 hours of working out. If it was nice outside I also went for a walk. I love being outside. The classes were difficult for me but, I kept with it and just kept trying to get all the movements precise. I did not feel intimidated there,ever!
I love all the trainers. The only training I did with a trainer was with Toni. My friend had given me the starter package (3 sessions for $99) as a gift. Toni was great! I had known her from classes so I picked her to do my training. She is tough and I was very satisfied with her help. I would of kept training with her but, financially I could not afford it. So I took what she had taught me and I also did the classes daily. I felt like they cared that I worked out properly.
I can run!!!!!! Yes, I could not run before but now I can. I feel like I can take care of myself too. I mean I am strong now and fit. I love it. I also love getting compliments. Life is good. The only thing I don’t like is that it took me way too long for the light to go off, to get in shape. But better later than never. Thank you Club Fitness!