Transformation Tuesday :: Lori

Jumping with 2 feet in!

When I met Lori in February of 2016 she was already on her way to getting a handle on her health but she wanted to get stronger and just start getting more into fitness.

We started off slow and worked on proper form as well as building some endurance, working on balance, coordination, etc. Lori is a quick learner and is very aware of how the body works and was easily able to pick up on what muscles were being worked, before too long she was using her new muscles in all sorts of life functions! Carrying heavy buckets while digging for rare stones on vacation, sleeping without shoulder pain, flying on a plane without stressing about the seat belt!

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In a recent text from Lori – “OMG Look how much room I have left on the airplane seat belt! I don’t need the extension! Yeah! 🙂 It’s the little things ya know! Thanks Kelly! Your training rocks!”

I always know when Lori is feeling good during a workout session when she breaks out in dance! Totally just rocking it and having fun which, I am all about!!

One of the things Lori told me when we first started is how she wanted to be able to jump with 2 feet again because she got to a place where her body physically didnt want to do that, but now she can easily jump with 2 feet and is now jump up onto boxes,leaping forward and doing jump squats with no problem!!
Her total body strength has improved immensly within just a few months it has been very fun for me too share the experience with her, I truly look forward to her new feats of strength because we are always working on something new!!

I recently sent out a survey to some clients but Lori’s really hit home with her transformation. Here are her answers to some of my questions:

Kelly Itsell (KI): What are a few day to day functional differences you have noticed in your life since training with Kelly at Fitness You Can Live with?
Lori (L): I can tie my shoes without difficulty! I have better balance. My shoulders no longer hurt when I sleep on my side!

KI: What are some exercises you couldn’t do (or didn’t want to do!) 5 months ago but can do now?
L: I did not want to do any exercises where I had to get up from and down on to the floor. Now I can do Planks, and windills… and I am sure a lot more floor exercises now that I have admitted it! I was UNABLE to jump!!! One day I just discovered I could no longer jump! That was so bizarre! I jump when I dance and the other day, I noticed I was jumping with ease….. YEAH!

KI: What were some of your prior exercise experiences and how were they different than training with Kelly?
L: Compared to other workouts, I find that Kelly’s are different every time! She is very creative with each workout which makes it fun and challenging. It also strengthens the brain!!! She calmly allows you to try the things you do not want to attempt and is there for support.
KI: What are you most proud of on your health journey so far?
L: That I am being consistent with my workouts and I am starting to challenge myself!!! And I am beginning to like it!!!! YIKES!

KI: What are some of your gym goals for the future?
L: Jumping Rope. Windmills from the ground level and 1 pull up! Yes, I have never been able to do a chin-up, even when I was little! So I am in serious training to perform 1 full pull up!! Maybe a competition…Who Knows!!! I continue to feel stronger every day.

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