At the time Hillary reached out to me with BCF I was in a very low point in my physical and mental health. I have struggled with my weight, self-esteem and my attitude towards food since childhood. I was very overweight until my college years at which point I started paying attention to my nutrition and fitness and thru the simple approach of healthy eating and exercise I was able to lose about 70lbs over the course of two years and for the most part, had kept it off until recently. Over the past two years, I had been thru a great deal of personal struggle, medical issues, and was depressed. I had gained about 20 pounds in two years and was really at a mental and physical low. I can honestly say that Hillary reaching out was a lifeline for me and came at just the right time in my life.My goals when starting my 90-day program with Hillary were initially focused on weight loss, increasing lean muscle mass and fat loss thru nutritional management and exercise as well as working on goal setting for OT classes (running, strength) and personal rock climbing goals. Not only did I meet my weight loss goals, but I also exceeded them in my 90-day program with Hillary. I increased my lean body mass-gaining 1.5% more muscle, decreased my BMI and lost 3% body fat, lowered my heart rate, and dropped multiple pant/dress sizes-lost 5.5 inches from my waist, 3.5 from my hips and 3.5 from my chest. I saw an amazing transformation of my body but more importantly, Hillary helped me change my MINDSET which has made all the difference in the world and has set me up for success long term. Hillary gave me the tools I needed to practice being my best self every day, to put what I want MOST always ahead of what I want at the moment. Thru daily practices of affirmation, gratitude, and reflection Hillary gave me the tools to help me love myself again – unconditionally. I have realized that this is an EVERYDAY practice and I make time for myself, my mind, my body, and my heart every day now and it has made all the difference.Hillary’s coaching helped me start keeping the promises I make not only to myself but to others in my life. As I became more comfortable and proud of my body and mind my relationships with others became to open up and deepen. She helped me see that the relationship that you have with yourself sets the tone for EVERY OTHER relationship in your life. Once I started to love myself again, and see myself as a beautiful, strong, and worthy woman I became more open and engaged with those around me and allowed them to love me as well. She showed me that long term change comes from sacrifice, effort, and discipline. By the end of the 90 days what once seemed impossible seemed easy. I no longer craved low energy food, I no longer reached for alcohol or food for comfort to manage my emotions. I woke up every day not feeling guilt, shame, regret, or hopelessness but feeling happy as my primary emotion, feeling energized and excited about the day and all it’s possibilities. I am forever grateful for the tools that Hillary has given me to make the rest of my life the best of my life.
Behavior Change Fitness lives up to its name. I looked to this business because I wanted to lose weight, but more importantly, I wanted to get my head straight about how I viewed myself, my body, and my health. Hillary’s whole body approach is not something you’re going to find at the typical gym. The physical aspects of my health wouldn’t budge without first taking into account the mental aspects of my health. Not only did she have me completing workouts and watching what I ate to work towards changing my body, but she also had me doing the work to change my brain. I have never felt so grounded, balanced, and confident. I have the physical energy to work out because I have the mental energy to put on my workout gear and get moving. If you’re looking for a change, you have to start with a behavior change, and this is the business to do it.
Behavior Change Fitness is a great way to change your mindset around food, exercise and life in general. This is not a “quick fix” program but a change in lifestyle. It will teach you how to eat healthy, work out regularly and have a more positive outlook on life. I highly recommended Behavior Change Fitness.
I am so grateful to have found Hillary and Behavior Change Fitness when I did. I really needed a reset in certain areas of my life. The pounds were slowly creeping back on, my confidence was waning and I knew something had to shift. Over the past three months, Hillary has guided me to feel healthier, happier, stronger, and more energized than I have in years. I recommend working with Hillary at Behavior Change Fitness- you will be so glad you did!!
Hillary truly cares and listens to you, helps you define your specific wellness goals for sustainable living, confidence, self-happiness! I lost inches even though I didn’t lose much weight (indicating fat loss, toning), and I gained clarity of how important routines are for me, focusing on daily mindset, sleep, energizing nutrition (vs. good/bad foods), hydration, exercise, and community. You deserve this! Investing in yourself for the long run is SO much more satisfying than any momentary quick fix.
I lost 14 pounds! I feel more confident and happy with myself. I didn’t think I would lose so much weight so fast, and physically see this big of a result. I can go into my closet now and know anything can fit, I’m happier, I drink way more water, and I eat more high-energy foods than I ever have. I used to think of food as bad or good, and got depressed when I ate badly. But now I think of them as high- and low-energy, and think about what I want for my body each day. I no longer get down on myself if I want wine or something indulgent. I let myself have them, and plan for them each week so I’m able to plan for the rest of my week in a smart way. The other thing I learned is how big of an effect water and sleep has on my body. I learned how important they are, and understanding that helped me change my bad habits. Also, being accountable to someone each week helped me make better choices and kept me on track. I do recommend this program to all my friends whenever they ask about my results! It’s great because you have someone to talk to 24/7, someone to help guide you if you’re not sure how to stay on track if you go on vacation, or if you have a lot of social gatherings to go to, and it’s convenient because you can do it all with your phone! You don’t have to travel anywhere for appointments, you set your schedule around what works for you.
I feel motivated to work on losing more weight before I was an 8/9 now I’m a 6/7. I feel more confident and comfortable in my own skin. I feel stronger when I workout and I’m trying to push myself harder. These changes really make me feel good about how far I’ve come. While I’ve had transformations in the past and lost weight and felt good that didn’t feel sustainable. I honestly feel now that I will be about to sustain this and this is life now!
I learned a lot about my body and despite not losing the “weight” I still dropped significant volume in inches. I sleep better, I respond to what I used to think were stressful hiccups in a much more even-keel kind of way, I control my portions a lot better and listen to my body when it is satisfied. I look at working out as a necessity instead of an obligation, and I view food as fuel instead of a reward system. I am a better partner to my wife and a better mom to Dash! I am grateful that I recognized that a change was needed and took action. My biggest takeaway is the ability to love myself, let things go and think about life in a more dynamic way.
90 days were the beginning of my transformation, will be a long journey but will succeed. The biggest takeaway is being able to exercise and seeing improvement. My pants size went from a 14 down to 10. I have more energy and feel more confident.