Fitness Success – Meet Holly

Wildly Fit is very proud to introduce our client of the month Holly.  Holly is a long time client of group classes and personal training. Her  journey is inspiring to anyone who has battled weight loss.  Her success didn’t happen overnight, and like anyone she has had good days and bad.


Holly began this new chapter on May 9th 2011.  After adopting their third child, she realized she really needed to be a better example for her children and that her weight would eventually cause major health problems.  Since she began, Holly has lost a total of 87 pounds!  Yes thats her standing in one pant leg! She continues to push and set goals for herself that are realistic and achievable.  Her next goal is to complete her 2nd half marathon and to reduce 5% body fat.


Congratulations Holly on your accomplishments and keep kicking butt in and out of the gym.


An Interview with Holly


1.  How much weight have you lost overall and what was your starting date?

Overall, I’ve lost 87 pounds since 5/9/2011.  That wasn’t my highest weight, but that’s when I started this final journey.  I’ve lost about 101 lbs. from my highest weight.


2.  What made you decide…today is the day?

I didn’t really have an “ah-ha” moment like many people do.  As we adopted our third child, I realized I really needed to be a better example for my children. While I was a relatively healthy person, eventually my weight would have caused health problems.  After a 3 month maternity leave, living on caffeine and toaster waffles (what can I say, the boy wouldn’t sleep!) I decided to give it a shot.  Yes, I started this, 2.5 years ago, fully not expecting it to stick this time.


3.  Biggest accomplishment through this journey?

I’d have to say my biggest accomplishment has been completing my first half marathon.  I was never a runner, even as a kid.  Learning to run in my late 30’s was not easy and I’m certainly not fast.  A year and a half later, and I’m still working on it. I plan to complete my second half marathon next spring and hope to break the 2.5 hour mark this time.


4.  Favorite cheat meal?

Crispy Chicken Costoletta from the Cheesecake Factory. Followed by White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle cheesecake of course!


5.  Future Goal?

I’ve been working on strength training this year and hope to reduce my body fat by another 5% to 7% to reach my goal.


6.  Favorite Exercise Amy makes you do? Favorite to hate?

There are many, LOL. OK push-ups.  For some odd reason, I like them.  Negatives on the other hand…those should just be banned from existence.

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