Monday, March 11, 2013

Does it take a village to get a person healthy?

Sometimes. Or maybe just a push in the right direction. When it comes to weight loss and living healthy, accountability and motivation are very important. People like to meet set goals and they like to be inspired along the way. It is scary to take the steps to lose weight by yourself. Even with the help of an expert doctor or supportive family and friends, it is still up to you to make the ultimate changes.

In Gwinnett’s Losing It!, that village is there to help you make those changes. In this 12-week healthy weight loss program, we guide a group through the changes necessary for healthy, permanent weight loss. No pills or shakes. No crazy workouts. Just common sense education on nutrition and workouts. And getting your head into it. Start With The Inside focuses on making the emotional changes necessary for weight loss. I went through these changes in my own transformation 12 years ago and now helps others make their health transformation. 
“The most exciting part of a transformation is seeing the real person emerge from an unhealthy body. People lose who they really are or hide behind big clothes to cover themselves. When they make real change, it shows and not just in their clothes, but in every aspect of their lives.”
In this 12-week program, participants meet with a trainer once a month on nutrition and workouts, attend weekly teleconference calls and weigh-ins, attend monthly group events and workshops, and learn the essentials to living a healthy life. It’s not about getting to a certain size, but more about getting off medication, getting a healthy body and making those changes that hold a person back from a healthy life. Participants learn about proper body fat percentages, how to make healthy meals and how to exercise at any level. The group celebrates the end of the 12 week program with a 5K walk/run.

This will be the seventh season of Gwinnett’s Losing It! since 2011 and Start With The Inside is calling on local companies in Gwinnett who want to help their employees get healthy. Companies can sponsor employees in the 12-week program. The next Gwinnett’s Losing It! will begin April 8, 2013, and goes through the end of June. Registration opens on March 15, 2013. Cost is $249.00 for the 12-week program.

For more information or questions, visit website Start With The Inside and click on “Gwinnett’s Losing It!” or contact or 404-925-2626.