I finished strong (2:36 without stopping–Same Pace as her 5k 6 months ago!! AMAZING!) and can’t wait to run the Tinkerbell 1/2 marathon in January! I am in possibly the best shape I’ve ever been in, and love that I can run several miles successfully. I continue to work on learning and maximizing use of the EET guidelines with Jon’s help, to work on getting those last few pounds off over the next few weeks, while continuing to run.
YES! Dr. Amy did FINISH STRONG with this Love Burger and especially those Onion Rings from Love Shack in Fort Worth, TX. Quality Food choices are every bit as important as exercise when you’re a serious EETer — well timed too –Just what the Dr. Ordered! 🙂
EET is Dr. Recommended! — And it’s not the first time either–here’s why:
Dr. Amy is EET’s latest success story and she’s making her case for best success story EVER (seems we keep saying that, but it’s true!)– here’s her story:
Dr. Amy is a real live Dr. in Texas (there are many Dr.’s who are EET members btw)
Dr. Amy has a full time job, a family, an active social life
Dr. Amy loves food and had gained weight as she’s gotten older. She joined EET in Jan 2011 after her friend DR. Caren Reaves bought in to EET and lost all the weight she never could before (for over a year now I might add)
It’s EET’s honor to let Dr. Amy tell you the rest of the story in her own words:
Since January, when I started EET, I’ve lost 25#. I lost several pounds with minimal exercise but I wanted to get back into running, which I had done in the past. I’ve never been a very consistent runner, but really enjoy it. Jon had helped me get ready for a 5K in April in only a few weeks, with short interval training. With the intervals, I am able to gain speed and endurance relatively quickly, without spending a alot of time (which I don’t have) on the treadmill.
Once I completed the 5K, I considered doing something more. Jon was offering 1/2 marathon training beginning in the summer, so I figured why not? I have a milestone birthday coming up in January, and decided the Tinkerbell 1/2 marathon at Disneyland on my birthday would be a fun challenge. Jon recommended I find a “practice race” a few weeks before the planned date (I meant a 10k to phase into longer distances but guess I never told Dr. Amy that — hey, EET loves a challenge!:-)). I chose a local 1/2 marathon and Jon set out a week-by-week training schedule with interval training, strength training, and some longer runs on weekends. He also helped me tweak my EET meal plan a little to maximize my weight loss.
I ran my “practice” 1/2 marathon last weekend, with just a few weeks of training, with a plan that was easy to follow. I was well prepared without a lot of grueling training. Most importantly, Jon continued to emphasize his #1 rule: NO risk of injury, take it slow and easy. I truly enjoyed the race, and while it was still a challenge, I finished strong and can’t wait to run the Tinkerbell 1/2 marathon in January! I am in possibly the best shape I’ve ever been in, and love that I can run several miles successfully. I continue to work on learning and maximizing use of the EET guidelines with Jon’s help, to work on getting those last few pounds off over the next few weeks, while continuing to run.
EET + running = fun!
Thanks, Jon. It will be fun to see if I can improve on my time on the 1/2 marathon in January.
EET + running = FUN?! EET loves helping Dr.s have FUN while losing weight and becoming incredibly fit — from my understanding they don’t cover this in medical school 🙂
Congrats to Dr. Amy — for your amazing EET success while learning to truly LOVE FOOD!