Sheila Haines claims that she would not have recognized her new fit self six months ago. The 28-year-old from Sterling, Virginia spent the majority of her 20s being overweight or obese. Now she has lost more than 30 pounds and is training for a triathlon.
“Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation has changed the person I am,” Haines says.
Haines was hesitant to try Weight Watchers because previous diets ultimately failed. A coworker who was a lifetime Weight Watchers member convinced her she could have success with the program as well. While there, she learned about Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation: Million Dollar Challenge, which has helped more than a million people lose an estimated 3 million pounds.
She started slowly, incorporating better food choices into her diet and playing activity games on her video game console for a fun workout. She worked her way up to higher fitness and diet goals and says it didn’t take long to feel and see the difference not only in her body, but in her attitude as well.
Within a few months, Haines added dancing and strength training to her fitness routine. High gas prices motivated her to bike to work. To train for the triathlon, she is swimming, running and biking on a regular basis. Haines has lost about18 percent of her body weight since starting the program, and her ultimate goal is to reach a good, athletic weight for her new active lifestyle.
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