I've been blogging so much about our journey with Menieres that it's time to talk about something different - fitness and weight loss! Back in May I decided to join the Venus Index Transformation Contest - VT17. I bought the Venus system years ago when I worked at the Service Center. My good friend Michelle bought the program and placed in the 3rd contest. The principles of the program resonate with me and follows how I lost over 125lbs to begin with. Focus on calories and hitting your deficit, get 3 solid workouts or more in a week and you'll get results. With everything that's been going on I felt I needed something to help keep me motivated and focused...plus the prize money was a nice incentive! If I was successful I'd achieve a healthier me so it was an easy decision to make. The program doesn't require any fancy equipment and can be done at home with some dumbbells or resistance bands.
I submitted my before pictures back in May and did my final photos the end of July. I was shocked and happy to place 3rd! :) The money I won will go towards Allison's dance tuition for the 2016-2017 year!
I will be doing a telephone interview with Roberta Saum from the Venus Factor to discuss the contest, diet and training. I'll post a link to that when it's done and published online.
In the meantime, Venus is holding their 18th contest now. If anyone is interested in the program I would appreciate it if you used my link as I make a few dollars on the referral. If you join the challenge through me I'll also gladly help with any coaching questions you may have! I still hold a valid Personal Trainer certificate through CanFitPro so I'm qualified to help! 1st place is $500 and my 3rd place won me $250 American!