Weight Loss Case Study: Brenda Perea- Be Clear In What You Want

Welcome to another interview here at CBF. We are with Brenda Perea. She is a mom of three kids. The girls are 3 years old, and the boys are 12 and 17 years of age. She is married, 36 years of age and her hobby is to exercise. You can see the results in the before and after. We are going to be talking about the things that are helping Brenda to lose weight.

Sandro, “Brenda, welcome.”

Brenda, “Thank you.”

If you don't work hard for your results at the gym, you are not going to see results...

Sandro, “Every time I interview a member I get very excited because no other person can tell their story better but them because they go through the process. Let's begin by asking you, how did everything start?”

Brenda, “I looked for you on Facebook. I saw a lot of my friends doing it and I wanted to try and join, but I was afraid of doing it. I never attended a place like this. I just joined gyms, but this is different from gyms. So I asked one of your members how it was and she mentioned you were running the 6WSSC, so I signed up for that challenge.”

Sandro, “You said you were afraid. What were you afraid of? And what motivated you to overcome that fear?”

Brenda, “I was not happy with my weight and I wanted to lose weight. I hear it is hard to train here and that was my fear, but at the same time I wanted to transform my body.”

Sandro, “So you were not happy with your body and you wanted to look better and overcome the fear of the difficulty of the exercise. Now, what do you think about that fear?”

Brenda, “The first time I came here was hard for me. The first 6 weeks were difficult and I was in pain. When I finished that, I was not planning to come back. But at the same time I wanted to see results and I had results by the end of the challenge. So if you don’t do something that is hard, you are not going to get good results. So I pushed myself and continued coming.”

Sandro, “Do you think it is worth it?”

Brenda, “Yes, it is worth it.”

Sandro, “What do you think are things that you used to do that were stopping you from getting results?”

Brenda, “When I started I lost a lot of fat and saw good results. But then I got lazy and stopped eating clean. I gained some weight again. So I started to eat better, clean again, so I am getting better results now.”

Eat healthy to get weight loss results...

Sandro, “So you're telling me that eating clean is helping you to get results?

Brenda, “Yes.”

Sandro, “Tell me more about eating clean. What is eating clean?”

Brenda, “I try to avoid processed foods, dairy and I eat a lot of greens.”

Sandro, “What are processed foods?”

Brenda, “Bread, some meats. I used to eat a lot of rice, pasta, candy, and chocolate. It is hard. It’s not easy. But later when you try to eat a candy, when you taste it, it is not the same as before. Before I couldn’t just have one. Now I can only have one and that is it. My body is not used to eat a lot of candies anymore. I think it is like a drug (I never tried a drug) but your body just wants more and more. It is never enough. But now my body does not need that anymore.”

Sandro, “So that is a lifestyle change. That is what is helping to continue losing weight. Instead of just cutting it for two months and then going back to the same. Tell me about that process. What do you tell yourself about that?”