Here is how Esmeralda lost 35 lbs, got a huge boost in her confidence that positively altered her career path, getting engaged, and allowed her to move back to her home state.
"I have lost over 50 pounds, my self-esteem is higher than its been in years, and most importantly when I look in the mirror I am loving who I see now"
Here is how Tiffany not only lost 20+ pounds, but also drastically improved her confidence, got a promotion and a raise to go with it!
Madeline got her energy back, became highly productive at work and was able to successfully lead her team. She has seen many promotions and is read to climb her corporate ladder.
"I guess a major point is a lifestyle change as well. The results aren't only going to last as long as the program does. I think that's a major selling point"
"Due to weight loss, I feel more confident to be the professional I am and it makes a difference at work. Brian not only becomes your health and fitness coach, he also becomes your friend"
Jackie came to me after she struggled to have lasting success. She was following one of those 1200 calorie or less diets doing Orange Theory multiple days a week not seeing any results. She was frustrated because she was working really heard to get the results she deserved. Learn more about her experience working together and see how you can have similar results too!
QuaranLEAN: 12 Weeks, 26 Pounds, 16 Inches
When we come out of quarantine, none of my pants will fit - in the BEST way! I did NOT take supplements or get hormone shots. I did NOT starve or deprive myself. I DID work hard and eat clean. I DID work out (almost) every day, most days twice. I DID enjoy wine with friends, eat cake at weddings, and explore good restaurants. I DID learn a lot, about fitness, nutrition, and most importantly, myself. If that resonates with you, here’s my story.
2019 was the ride of my life.
In January, my husband came home from what would be the last of 3 long military deployments. In February, I got promoted to a role I had dreamed of for years that would take me back home to Denver. In March, we celebrated by traveling France and Spain. In April, we sold our house and it was wheels up to Colorado in May. We spent the remainder of the year falling back in love with a city we once knew very well, but looked completely different now. Our high-rise downtown apartment gave us easy access to good food, fun, and friends…and we had a lot of all 3…especially food. Weekends would start with brunch and end with 2AM tacos. We explored and experimented and enjoyed every second of it.
My promotion was exactly the exciting challenge I had been craving. I traveled 2 or 3 times a month to beautiful cities across 3 time zones. I began a love affair with Uber Eats and frequented the sometimes disparate airport dining options. Each time I visited a city in my territory, it was customary to take the team to dinner…a big dinner. The kind of dinners that are so good they leave you sitting back in your chair, smiling to yourself in gratitude while you let the inevitable food coma overcome you.
It. Was. So. Fun.
But, as they say, the body keeps the score. Running on Starbucks and takeout eventually takes it’s toll. I stopped recognizing the girl I saw in the mirror. I walked with my head down, no longer confident in my outfits. I became more shy and less inclined to meet new people. When my sweet husband would compliment me - “You’re beautiful” “You’re perfect” “I love your look” - I stopped believing him.
As I saw my body changing I tried to take back control. I woke up every morning at 4:45AM and worked out - HARD! I started ordering (what I perceived to be) healthy options at restaurants. I anxiously waited for results that never came. I anguished as the scale continued to move in the wrong direction.
I wasn’t getting anywhere on my own. I needed help.
New Years Eve I pulled a beaded dress out of the closet that had served me well through many a Roaring 20′s party. Just as we prepared to step out the door, the side seam ripped. I had remembered this dress fitting well, a little loose, even. Not anymore.
And that’s when I decided - not anymore.
I got Brian Parana’s name from a friend at work. She had worked with him and sang his praises. I had seen firsthand that whatever it was that he did, it worked. He was a coach who could help me get my body back and change my life, or so the website said. One call with Brian and I was in. I made an investment in myself and, more importantly, a promise, that I would not fail.
Brian’s program is smart. He works 100% remote with people across the country. It is habit focused and flexible. “Plan, Prepare, Act” is the motto. He helps you understand what you’re putting in your body and how it impacts your results. Working with Brian made me realize why I never achieved results on my own. Those “healthy” choices I was ordering from airport restaurants and delivery drivers were calorie bombs in disguise. I started counting macros. I structured my meals differently. I tried new exercise regimens. I created strategies to help me navigate the constant travel and approach team dinners with restraint. At first, it was hard. I made mistakes. I made excuses. And Brian gave me the tough love and constructive feedback I needed to push through them. Eventually, it became normal - EASY, even.
My progress was not linear, but it was incredible. I started feeling better in my clothes. I had more energy and confidence. I got stronger. I felt in control. I felt closer to my husband. My clothes started getting baggy and I even had to order new sweat pants and workout gear.
I have not yet reached my goal, and this is not a program that you “end”. What I gained from working with Brian was so much more than I bargained for. I renewed my sense of self. I changed my habits, for good. I gained an education and understanding of nutrition that even a whole course in college had not given me. For the first time in a long time I look forward to my 30th birthday with excitement about where my body will be, instead of fear.
Asking for help is not weakness, it is strength. Maybe you have always been the “helper” and self-reliance is all you have ever known. Maybe the balance of give and take has always been disproportionate in your life. Whatever your story, take it back and write the next chapter. You won’t regret it.
Listen to Coach Brian on the Wellistic Podcast
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Fitness resolutions in 2020 you say?
We sit down to cover the topic with Brian Parana a lifestyle and health coach with over 18 years of expertise in the industry. We discuss everything from setting goals to having the mindset needed to succeed.
Part of the episode is dedicated to a lightning round questioning segment in which Brian provides clarity on a host of fitness questions. Such as weights before cardio or cardio before weights?
By the end of this episode, you will have insight into, not only how you can start off 2020, but also the rest of your life in the direction you choose!