A Long-Term Process

Alloy Client of the Month: Olivia Eplan from Alloy Personal Training for Women, in Suwanee, GA!

After a year of working out with very limited results, I was dealing with a severe lack of self-esteem and was in the mindset that “I just don’t have what it takes.” When I turned 30 and got engaged, I decided to do something more. I contacted Alloy for Women and set up my first appointment… which I backed out twice before finally mustering the courage to walk through the door.

It has proven to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I love having set workout appointments at 6 a.m., 3 times a week. Previously, I was the kind of person who would go home after work with the intention of going to the gym… but never made it. So, getting my workouts done first thing in the morning has been a huge accomplishment (and a relief when I get home after work!). If I have to miss a session, I immediately schedule a makeup – I don’t give myself the opportunity to not make it up.

For me, nutrition has always been a struggle, but since coming to Alloy for Women it’s really clicked that improving on this aspect of my life would really unlock a whole new level of potential success. Portion control and seeing food as “fuel” rather than enjoyment has helped me see great results. I know it sounds simple, but I love food so this has been a real work in progress.

At each session, I realize I am stronger than the session before. I am always pushed just outside my comfort zone and constantly encouraged to become a better version of myself – and seeing the numbers on the scale going down at each weigh-in hasn’t hurt, either! While the coaches always tell me that I will be the last person to notice any results (it’s true, I think I’ve hit a “plateau” every-other week), I am doing things I never thought I could do and that is a really awesome feeling!

I am slowly realizing that there is no such thing as perfection – this is a long-term process, not a short-term fix. I whine, complain and curse a lot, but I wouldn’t want to do it anywhere but Alloy for Women!

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