Taking it Step by Step

Winter is getting ready to say goodbye as Spring makes its approach, how did the resolutions go?

With all our busy day to day schedules it can be difficult to stick to them. Most of the time we need to find time to see these through. Or with the plethora of weight management programs how do you choose the right one for you?

I recently had the opportunity to tryout a program courtesy of Tryazon, and the privilege of being on my best friend’s “team”.

The name of the program is Personal Trainer Food, which was created by a husband that wanted to help and support his wife’s challenges and journey in weight management. The program contains meals that are pre-portioned; you have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Okay, okay, I know you’re saying this sounds familiar. But there’s more than just meals.

Let’s start at the beginning of my journey, the arrival of my first box containing meals for the next 14 days

At first you might not think it’s a lot of food or enough to keep you full on a daily basis.

After unpacking I realized I need to organize.

Before you dive in head first, you want to “start with a clean slate”. You will have a cleansing day for that, mainly liquids such as broth and tea with no sugar or milk, all clear liquids. Ideally it’s good to do the 48 hour cleansing, but you can also do 24 hours.

The program doesn’t truly focus on weight numbers. It recognizes measurement differences as well.

I’ll admit, I was concerned at first if I could do this, it looked pretty small in the individual bags.

Here’s my very first lunch- teriyaki chicken and vegetables

I was pleasantly surprised that it was just right- not too little and not too much. I didn’t stand up from the table hungry, and bonus, it was delicious! With the entrees and vegetables individually wrapped you can mix and match what your in the mood for. This also makes it convenient to take to work or on the go- I pack it with a reusable ice pack and use a”cooler” type lunch bag.

Now, you do initial “weigh in” for a gauge. After that you continue on the plan.

Our team participated in the program for four weeks. It was a big help to be a team, we’d check in with one another from time to time and compare meals. It made it fun.

But, it doesn’t stop there- on Facebook there is a Personal Trainer Food Group. Yes, there is truly power in numbers., and maybe this is where the “Personal” comes in. It’s a wonderful forum of people just like you. Families with kids of all ages, busy daily schedules and wanting to improve their health like you. It is comforting to post a question or share a small victory and get a response from someone who is miles away going through the same thing.

Also included are guides, even a couple of recipes using the food in the meals; for example using the meatballs and a little mozzarella creating a no pasta lasagna. If you’re anything like me, condiments are a usual part of meals. They offer sauces are well.

Here we are, four weeks later. I did lose some pounds, but saw more improvement in measurements. Am I continuing with the program now that the month is over?

I haven’t decided yet, they cover that too. There is a guide and a do’s and don’t chart of food suggestions. There are tips on how to eat out and not deviate from the program. You will get into a groove of how to eat and truly take it step by step to a healthy lifestyle.

Special thanks to my great friend Adeina Anderson (Creative Lifestyles with Adeina) and our buddy Anne-Marie Hotard Weldon (a_well_done_style) for inviting me to do this together .

And a big thanks and shout out to Tryazon (http://www.tryazon.com) in cooperation with Personal Trainer Food (http://www.personaltrainerfood.com) fo the opportunity to take the first step in helping create the healthy lifestyle we want in the busy lives we have.

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