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Diet Smart – Personal Coaching From Weight Watchers

This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsored

Being a busy mom of three I started bad eating habits shortly after my first daughter was born. Less activity, more snacks, like many moms I found myself eating empty calories from leftovers on my toddlers plate. When I started my fitness journey I did sensible things like stop drinking sugary drinks and cut back on the sweets while increasing my activity level. It worked incredibly well but I would always get to a point and then stall. That’s exactly why a coach on my side cheering me on and giving me advice on the things I should be eating is exactly what I needed all along!

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When I started the Weight Watchers Personal Coaching Program I knew that I have struggled with food. I eat when I’m happy, and I eat when I’m sad. I know that I need to eat to fuel my body and yet somehow life and cravings take over and I really struggle.

I call myself a runner first and a dorky dancer second, having found running at the start of my weight loss journey I give running extra attention. I’m back at the point to where I am stuck and the only thing that will help me lose the weight for good is by changing how I eat. The only thing that will make my pace faster is to lose the weight. The only thing that will make me a more limber dancer is to lose the weight. I have all of these incredible things I want to accomplish, with Weight Watchers I am finally learning how to eat so I can make those dreams come true.

weight watchers active and fitMy days are filled with what feels like endless things to do between kids, school, blog, and fitness I need something that is going to work when I can fit it in. I really like that with Weight Watchers I have an easy to use app that allows me to track my foods. With the help from my personal coach Amy I got to understand the point system and how to use it each day.

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Scheduling my first coaching session was easy. Using the Weight Watchers website I was matched with coaches who fit my interests. With one click I had scheduled my first personal coaching session and I was ready to talk to Amy the very next day. What I learned first about Weight Watchers is that you can eat what you want, every food has a point value. Each day you get so any points to use, you also earn points for tracking activities.

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During my first session we talked about why I wanted to lose weight, how I am currently eating and what might stand in my way in the process. Amy understood how it is to be a busy mom with young children. We also identified my biggest problem, not eating properly in the morning. I’m so busy most days I don’t eat during the day and come evening I am starving so I over eat. Not only is my body storing the calories I eat but it’s not getting the fuel I need to meet my fitness goals.

My Weight Watchers Action Plan

  1. Download the Weight Watchers App and start to track what I eat and my activity level.
  2. Plan out healthy meals for the week, especially the days I know we will be in a rush like the nights we will be at the dance studio. Plan, plan, plan!!!
  3. Eat breakfast! Every day!

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By tracking what I am eating Amy and I found the obvious mom problem. I snuck two chicken nuggets while the kids ate, another day I had an extra peanut butter and jelly sandwich,, then there was the 2 slices of cheese, another day macaroni and cheese. Eating from my kids plates is mindless eating and just realizing that it’s happening means that I can make a change.

This last week we did a lot of celebrating. I was really nervous about what I should eat and drink on New Years Eve, so using my Weight Watchers App I easily accessed the 24/7 chat before heading out for the night. I can tend to over indulge in unhealthy foods so when I hit the appetizers I stuck with vegetables and a small slice of mushroom on flat bread.

My husband insisted that I shouldn’t ring in the new year with last years favorite dress so I found a beautiful black dress that made me feel pretty spectacular. Making those healthy choices kept me feeling my best and it was the first holiday season I have had in 10 years that I did not gain any weight.

new years eve kristin del  I was so happy to hear form quite a few friends who start Weight Watchers this week and I encourage you that if you are really wanting to make a change in your life and you’e ready to lose the weight then join the Weight Watchers Personal Coaching Program.

Maybe you’re a busy mom on the go or a runner struggling to shed the extra pounds that are holding you back I challenge you to give Weight Watchers a chance!

How could a personal coach help you meet your health and fitness goals this year?

 

16 Comments

  1. Ellen That Chic Mom on January 7, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    My kids food some how sneaks into my mouth too, that is definitely extra calories I never need but get. A personal coach would be great for accountability!



  2. Summer on January 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I just resigned up with weight watchers. I had to give it up a couple years ago because of money but now that we are in a better place it is time to put me first. I am excited to talk to my coach tomorrow and get the ball rolling!!



  3. Mama to 5 BLessings on January 7, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I love Weight Watchers, I wonder how much this is, I am going to check it out – I so need to do something about my weight.



  4. mykidsguide on January 6, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    This is so useful, a personal diet tracker can help you so much on making the right choices and get you to those weight loss goals!



  5. tammileetips on January 6, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I think a personal coach could help keep me on track. I think if i had to report back to someone it would help me out a ton. Good luck on your journey!



  6. Stacey- Travel Blogger on January 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I have heard many success stories about people who join Weight Watchers! Personal coaching sounds great!



  7. Jesica H on January 6, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I love the toddler lunch idea! What a cute display and so healthy! I for sure could use a personal coach to keep me motivated! Thanks for sharing!



  8. Dee Mauser on January 6, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I’m not at all happy with my current weight and would love to have a personal coach to help me lose at least 40 pounds.



  9. Sarah @ musthavemom on January 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I can relate to your post baby eating habits. This looks SOOO convenient! I never knew they had a app!



  10. Meagan Paullin on January 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    You’ve GOT this! 🙂 I do ok with the diet part – but definitely need the coach to help kick my butt into gear to be more active. Too bad we don’t live closer you could drag me to Zumba classes, lol.



  11. Shauna on January 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Oh I had always wondered about WW. I had no clue it was so simple to track. Thanks for the info 🙂



  12. Mistee Dawn on January 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    These are some great ideas. I could really use a personal coach. I definitely have some trouble with my weight.



  13. Kelly Hutchinson on January 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I need to lose weight this year for my health and Weight Watchers is a great start. I think the personal coaching is perfect for accountability.



  14. Jennifer on January 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I think Weight Watchers is a great program. They have such a sensible approach to weight loss.



  15. Jennifer Sikora on January 6, 2015 at 6:54 am

    WOW! You look great. I think I am going to check into doing Weight Watchers. I am trying to do things myself but honestly I think I need a coach or someone who can help hold me accountable.



  16. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on January 6, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I am pretty happy with the weight I am at, which is awesome. I have been overweight for so much of my life, but now I am able to keep it under control for the most part.