By Karen Stokes
With 2016 soon approaching, many people are looking for ways to finally get the weight off.
Whether it’s a few pounds or a total body makeover, losing weight is annually the number one New Year’s resolution, followed by improving finances.
According to a report on statisticbrain.com, 45 percent of Americans usually make resolutions while only about eight percent of people stick to their resolutions.
Jacqueline Shellaugh is a beautiful, confident woman who is approaching 60 years of age, was once overweight and laden with a variety of health concerns.
Shellaugh was on several medications for conditions like for high blood pressure and depression. She weighed 229 lbs.
“I realized I was turning 60 and I have young grandchildren and I need to be around for them,” said Shellaugh.
Shellaugh connected with Robin Eastern, a distributor of Total Life Changes health products for options to improve her health.
She started taking the Total Life Changes Iaso tea and lost 13 pounds in a week. She then used Resolution drops, another Total Life Changes product that takes food cravings away, to lost more weight.
“I eat healthy now. You can’t just take these products to lose weight; you have to make health a way of life,” Shellaugh said.
Adrienne Brown, a friend of Eastern, was reluctant at first to try the Iaso tea.
“I didn’t want to use the products but I took the tea and saw the difference. I lost 38 pounds since August,” Brown said.
Eastern became involved with Total Life Changes to help people lose weight and get healthy the natural way.
Believing that support is important, Eastern offers support meetings for her customers to help keep them on track with their goals.
For information on Total Life Change, go to www.totallifechanges.com or call 920-791-1114.
According to Healthline.com, when it comes to successful and lasting weight loss, eating right is only half the battle.
Physical activity will help inch you closer to your goal by both burning calories and building muscle.
Shannon “All Around” Johnson is a personal trainer and owner of All Around Fitness (ASF).
Johnson, a former University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee women’s basketball player, majored in kinesiology and has been helping people get fit at ASF for six years.
“I just want to help others,” Johnson said. “I come up with a plan for clients based on their goals, body type, weight and age.”
Johnson has a diverse clientele. She has worked with male and female clients from ages six to 70, competitive athletes and people with obesity who are looking to get healthy.
Johnson agrees there’s no quick fix to getting fit. “If you come in and do what is asked of you and do the workouts, you’re not going to fail; the results will be there. ASF offers hour and half-hour sessions.
“When you come to ASF, it’s a lifestyle change and you’ll be changing your life forever.”
Johnson calls her clients ASF ‘warriors’ because she believes it takes a warrior to change eating habits and to do the workouts to reach their goals.
“The one piece of advice I have for people with a resolution to lose weight is to just stick with it,” said Johnson.
On Jan. 9, Shannon “All Around” Johnson will be at the “Get in Shape and be Happy” fitness event which includes a one hour workout, breakfast and more from 9am-noon at The Big Eazy, 2053 N. MLK Dr.
Go to www.aasportsfitness.com or call 414-349- 5113 for more information.