Q & A with Paige
How long have you been training at Body Innovations?
I’ve been training since January 2012. I did both fitness challenges this year!
What is your favorite part of BI?
My favorite part of BI is that every class is different. I never know what to expect because if I did know exactly what we were going to do, I probably wouldn’t come :)
What is your favorite exercise?
For some strange reason, I love to do push-ups! Walk-outs with a push-up are probably my favorite!
I HATE burpees and anything to do with the sliders.
What do you like most about working out at Body Inovations?
I like that I know the people I’m going to work out with. The classes are always small, and I never have to worry about working out with people I don’t know!
Describe your family:
Both my parents and my brothers live in Lincoln. I have an older brother, Evan who is 25 and a younger brother, Neal who is 10.
Describe your occupation:
I work for the Postural Restoration Institute as the Education Coordinator. The easiest way to explain it is I plan and market continuing education courses for physical therapists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches. I
love my job because I get to work with people who live all over the country, and I get to work with trainers for baseball teams. Baseball is my favorite sport so it’s the best part of my job!
What is the most interesting thing about you that most people probably don't know?
You probably wouldn’t expect it because I obviously don’t wear any makeup to workout in, but I own more makeup and nail polish than anyone ever should. Last time I counted, I have over 100 bottles of nail polish! I will never use
everything I own, but for some reason I can’t resist buying more blush and eye shadow!
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?
I’m such a numbers person, so when I don’t see change on the scale, I get frustrated. As I’ve lost more weight over the past year, obviously I’ve been seeing less change. The first fitness challenge I was losing 2-3 pounds a week and this challenge, I was lucky if I lost 1 pound a week. I learned throughout this challenge that I need to go off of how I feel, and not just focus on the number the scale is telling me. It’s definitely been my biggest challenge!
What's your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I’m kind of a shopaholic, so shopping is definitely up there! Now that I actually enjoy clothes shopping, it’s become a little bit of a problem :)
I also love watching anything on Netflix with my friends. I just finished up How I Met Your Mother!
What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Titanic. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’ve probably seen it over 200 times.
What are you most proud of?
I ran the Lincoln Half Marathon in May! I have never been a runner, and in January I could barely run half a mile without stopping. I am so proud that I made it to mile 11 without stopping, and I only walked for about a minute and then ran the
rest of the way. I never thought that I would do that, and now I’m a running junkie! I’m also proud of the amount of weight I lost, not just from a numbers perspective, but from how different I look from a year ago now. Sometimes I look at pictures and I don’t even recognize myself, which is so weird for me. I’ve lost a little over 50 pounds, and I still have about 20ish more to go, but I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m finally proud of how I look!
If you had one piece of advice for someone first starting out on a healthy lifestyle change, what would that be?
It’s definitely better to take one day at a time and start off slow. The first fitness challenge I did I wasn’t letting myself enjoy food or even working out. I was so obsessed with working out and when the challenge was over I couldn’t keep up with the lifestyle I was leading before. This time around, I’ve been better about letting myself eat French fries if I wanted them, and if I didn’t want to work out 5 times a week, I didn’t. I feel like this is a lifestyle I can definitely keep up with. The hardest part about weight loss is maintenance, and I feel that because I’m going about my weight loss journey at a slower pace, I’ll be able to lead this lifestyle for a long time!
"I’m proud of the amount of weight I lost, not just from a numbers perspective, but from how different I look from a year ago now. Sometimes I look at pictures and I don’t even recognize myself, which is so weird for me."