Success Story Case Study - Miss Michele Miss Michele Start Weight: 197 Current Weight: 151 Total: Weight Loss 44lb. Miss Michele is an great example of how we all make decisions that don’t match our goals, but can bounce right back when we use it as an opportunity to make a better choice next time! Watching Miss Michele gain confidence in herself and learn to allow herself to make a mistake, identify her [...]
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Success Story Case Study - Miss Dolores Miss Dolores Start Weight: 225 Current Weight: 165 Total: Weight Loss 60lb. I have loved every moment of watching Miss Dolores learn to look at “What if?” differently. When considering joining my challenge she asked me, “What if I don’t lose any weight?” – I looked at her and asked, “What if you do?” She is a perfect example of what you believe you achieve. Tell yourself [...]
Success Story Case Study - Miss Kay Miss Kay Start Weight: 350 Current Weight: 204 Total: Weight Loss 149lb. Earning Miss Kay’s trust has been a really big deal to me. The first time I asked her to do a suspension row. She told me flat out “Pandora if I fall you and I are through.” I assured her she could do it and that if she fell she was going to have [...]
OAC Members Matters – “You’ll be DEAD before forty…” by Pandora Williams To view a full PDF of this article, please CLICK HERE. “You need to lose weight or you will be dead before you turn forty.” I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I heard those words come out of the mouths of different people in my life…doctors, family members, friends, etc. They all vocalized their concerns for my [...]
Accepting The Perfectly Imperfect Me by Pandora Williams The concept of being your “perfectly imperfect” self was first introduced to me by one of my heroes Heidi Powell. [ You can read her original article: I am (still) Perfect here] One of the biggest things I have struggled with post-weight loss is body image issues. The picture below is one of my favorite photos of myself. I feel like I look fierce, strong, [...]
Your Fitness Journey Begins with Progression by Pandora Williams It’s not a secret that incorporating fitness and activity into your weight management journey will help you in your fight against obesity. Recommended activity levels from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), tell us that we should be performing cardiovascular exercise at moderate-intensity levels for 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, in order [...]
75 Reasons to Exercise by Pandora Williams Have you ever found yourself sitting on the couch (or if you are like me, sitting in front of the computer) trying to muster up the motivation to get your body moving? You have plenty of excuses why you don’t want to workout. You’ve got other stuff to do. You don’t have enough time. It’s getting late. You’re tired. You’re hungry. You can probably come up [...]
Bariatric Fitness: A Healthy Relationship with Exercise by Pandora Williams As a WLS fitness enthusiast I am often asked, "What motivates you and propels you to exercise so much?" - The answer has always been so very easy for me. My father. My father was the champion of my weight loss journey and a centrical part of my decision to have weight loss surgery. As I approach the second year anniversary of my [...]
Why That Online Fitness Challenge Might Not Be A Good Idea by Pandora Williams How many times have you seen a Facebook post asking you to participate in some sort of physical challenge? Perhaps it was a plank a day, or a squat a day, or the thirty days of lunges challenge. How many times did you think about it and then decide that you couldn't do the unimaginably large number of repetitions [...]
Are you burning the calories your cardio machine thinks you are? by Pandora Williams As someone who used to weight 420lbs and has won the battle against obesity I can tell you that a large part of that battle has been numerical for me. At the beginning of my journey, I counted everything. Every calorie I ate, ever calorie I burned. I paid attention to my heart rate, the distance that I covered, the [...]