That’s what I thought over 10 years ago when I came to a crossroads in my life – “I can’t lose weight.  I’m too old and this is just how it has to be”.  Little did I know!  In the 70’s and 80’s, I would try to work out at home.  But due to lack of knowledge, no guidance and no mentor, I didn’t know how to do it.  I did try diet pills and supplements, weight loss gadgets (that ultimately didn’t work – DUH!), workouts from fitness magazines and books.  I did various diets and went to the nearest gym class which was boring and intimidating to me.  I also used a few different videos (we’re talking VHS) but again, not knowing how to use them in a “program” I soon gave them up.  Then came the time when I was at my highest weight, not feeling very good about myself and feeling depressed and hopeless, I came across the Beachbody Power 90 infomercial.  It seemed to possess everything a person needed to get fit and healthy and it looked doable to me.  So I purchased it and was very impressed the very first week when my clothes started feeling looser.  I didn’t follow the daily P90 nutrition guide  that came with the program, but I did start to cut back on some junk foods that I loved!  I did follow the workouts to a tee and I think that helped a lot as I had not been working out at all prior to that.

I am not at my ‘ideal weight’ so now when I think “I can’t lose weight” (cos I’m on a plateau for too long or I overate for a couple days in a row), I just tell myself that’s simply not true.  I can –  I just have to remember that I’ve done it even when I thought I couldn’t and I can do it again.

If this is where you are at, then let me help you.  Together we can do this 🙂

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22 Responses to “I Can’t Lose Weight”

  1. Dan Clark November 23, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    Great story! It just takes the right tools and the decision to commit, that’s what brings success! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carolyn Jenkins November 24, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Nice post – great sharing. We all need to know that we really CAN do it!

  3. Mike Killen January 27, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    Thank you for sharing! This is a great article and it hits home to so many out there! It let’s them know YES you can do it!

  4. Practical Social Media University February 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Working out at home is so much better when you have a little help from Beachbody! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Kristen Vatt May 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    We all have those moments when we think we can’t do something or that we have to settle for how things are, but that is never the case. We can make a change if we believe it! Thanks for the post!

    • wanaka May 24, 2012 at 4:24 am #

      Yep, all it takes is for us to change our thinking. Throw in belief and the world is ours for the taking! Thankx for stopping by, Kristen 🙂

  6. Christina Sears May 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    sounds like me! i had all the “steal” videos, you know “abs of steel” “arms of steel” and i never seem to get anywhere with them and they were not fun! beachbody makes it more fun with the online community!! love beachbody!

    • wanaka May 26, 2012 at 4:26 am #

      Someone gave me Buns of Steel as a gift and I use it once in a while…it’s effective enough where it makes me sore! And it’s good to change it up once in a while. But you’re right, it’s not as fun as the Beachbody workouts 😀

      • christina sears June 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

        maybe I will get the buns of steel out and give it a whirl to change things up again and for a good ole blast from the past!! thanks for the idea!

        • wanaka June 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

          I don’t think it’ll hurt, Christina – maybe your muscles lol

  7. Khoa June 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I love hearing inspiring stories such as yours. I’m going through my own fitness journey and your success helps me to keep going.

    • wanaka June 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

      Thankx Khoa. I know exactly what you mean. I like to read about other people’s journeys and how much they’ve gone thru when I don’t feel like keeping on. I get motivated that way and then it’s all good again 🙂

  8. Johan Van Aarde June 8, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    So true, our self talk can sabotage us even before we started. Great that you pushed through.

    • wanaka June 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      I know, right Johan? I’ve done the sabotage thing too many times in my life. I’m glad I pushed thru too! 🙂

  9. Sharon Boorkman June 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing your story!

  10. Karl June 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Thanks for sharing & caring, keep up the awsome work.

    • wanaka June 28, 2012 at 2:14 am #

      Thankx for stopping by, Karl 🙂

  11. Amanda Singley June 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    Great story. We can all relate to feeling this way. Thanks for sharing it.

    • wanaka June 28, 2012 at 2:55 am #

      You’re welcome, Amanda. And I’m so grateful that I found something to help me not to have to think that anymore 🙂

  12. steve December 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Great story…i think we all can relate…great post

  13. Marlon October 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    I can totally relate to your story! You are right, it wasn’t that you couldn’t lose weight. I am glad you found a solution. I did P90X a while ago and love it! Keep on bringing it! 🙂

    • wanaka October 29, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      I realized it was also a mindset, Marlon 🙂 What’s that saying about ‘when the student is ready’…….I was a ready student when I saw that infomercial.

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