If you are just now tuning in with the Fit and Happy Winner Challenge, here is a brief background summary of our current challenger, Danielle:

Danielle is on a mission to lose weight, gain stamina, and be healthier. She wants to be comfortable in her own skin and tone her body. She is soon to be 40 years old and she knows she needs to make a complete lifestyle change to achieve her ultimate goals and feel truly happy. She signed up for the Fit and Happy Winner Challenge to have a personal trainer who will give her the perfect program and hold her accountable to help her get fit and happy. Read Episode 1 to learn about the details to this Fit and Happy Winner Challenge.

Danielle’s Starting Point:
Weight: 192lbs
Waist: 41 inches
Hips: 50 1/2 inches
Tricep: 14 inches
Chest: 45 inches


I’m Fit and Happy’s update on Danielle’s progress:

Danielle has lost 20lbs and a total of 22 inches throughout her body!

What’s even more impressive is her strength. She can do 2 sets of 2 minute planks and 3 sets of 25 incline pushups.

Danielle is training with me twice a week for an hour at my Pilates Studio in Woodland Hills, Ca. She also does workout videos from my home workout program when we are not together. 

As per my suggestion, Danielle has continued:

  1. Drinking Kefir in the morning and at night to improve her gut microbiome
  2. Adding coconut oil to her tea in the mornings to provide her body with healthy fat and energy
  3. Taking Primal Omegas (Omega 3 Fish Oil from Primal Blueprint) to help reduce inflammation throughout her body
  4. Eating Primally: Her meals are based on my Primal Approved Foods List
  5. Staying away from processed foods, grains, and sugar while enjoying vegetables, healthy fat and clean protein. 

Danielle has such a positive attitude and always shows up even when she may not feel up for it. She always tries her best and ends up surprising herself with her accomplishments in our personal training sessions. 

I could not be more proud of Danielle because I know these positive changes are going to be long term. I did not give her a quick fix to lose weight. She has slowly lost inches and gained strength over the past 7 months. She will continue to lose inches and gain lean muscle throughout the next year, so stay tuned!


 

Read past Fit and Happy Episodes to learn about Danielle’s journey:

Episode 1 

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

 


We are sharing Danielle’s story with her permission to help hold her accountable. We want to share her victories and challenges with our audience and show people what it takes to create a healthy lifestyle. We want to inspire the world and show people that anyone can achieve their dreams with a little bit of discipline and a strong desire to change. Please follow Danielle’s Story by signing up for our Newsletter to receive each episode and update on her progress. Please feel free to cheer her on by commenting at the bottom of the page and share her story on Facebook and Twitter to inspire your friends and family. Stay Tuned for more episodes on Danielle’s Story, our next Fit and Happy Winner!

The Fit and Happy Winner Challenge was developed to help people achieve their life goals by making positive changes to their lifestyle with nutrition and effective personal training workouts (online and in person). We believe the primal/ paleo approach to nutrition is the most effective way to achieve optimal health and body composition. Primal Nutrition is based on enjoying whole foods such as vegetables, healthy fats, and clean protein, while avoiding processed foods, grains, and sugar. As I personally train my Fit and Happy Winner Challengers to achieve their life goals with fitness and nutrition, I will motivate and hold them accountable on a daily basis.


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Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program.  I am not a doctor or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.

About The Author

Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California. I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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