Then 15st 7lbs, now 9st 7lbs! How I Lost It….
Yes, I was big, but I thought I looked pretty good- until I saw this photo of me on holiday! I weighed 15 1/2st.
Then I saw an article about the New You Boot Camp and thought: I could do that! My Dad was in the military so the tough-love approach appealed!
I signed up for a week’s camp, and, boy, was I in for a shock?! I was so unfit, I could hardly run 200 yards- and by the end of day two, I was really struggling.
Running with logs, pushing a minibus (with people in it!), war games, mountain biking, push-ups- I did the lot. But I lasted the course and by the end of the week I’d lost half a stone and dropped a dress size!
When I got home, I started to run on my own, I ate healthily and in eight months (and another boot camp visit!) I’d lost a brilliant 51/2st. These days, I’ll still eat a curry, but next day I’ll go for a six-mile run to compensate. That’s my pay-off deal- and it works for me!
-Tracie Bates, 46, Deal, Kent
It worked for me.. I needed the discipline of having to do it- even if it meant being shouted at- to put me on the right track!’*