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April 8, 2014

Fitness challenge changes lives

The Power of 10 came in Power of twos during the most recent fitness challenge at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA, as couples dominated the 38 participants who signed up for the 10-week program, reports Kathleen Bohman, community outreach coordinator.

At the final weigh-in, Andy Hartman, Batesville, won for overall percentage of weight lost at 10.76 percent. His wife, Stephanie, was second among the females with 9.77 percent of weight lost.

“I would have never done this challenge if Stephanie hadn’t motivated me to sign up. When she asked, I knew it was the time to do something. We kept each other accountable throughout the 10 weeks,” said Hartman.

“I found keeping a food journal the biggest wake-up call. The first couple of weeks my journal would read doughnuts for breakfast, and fast food for lunch. As time went on, it changed to high-protein and fiber breakfast cereals. Now I read the nutrition labels on everything I eat, and I know what a proper portion size is. I am also really disappointed when my schedule forces me to miss a workout.”

After 10 weeks Hartman says he has more energy, he sleeps better and his knees do not bother him anymore. “If Stephanie and I hadn’t done this together, I would still just be complaining about everything,” he added.

Sharon Miller lost the most percentage of weight among the female participants. She also noted keeping a food journal as the biggest lesson. “I signed up for the My Fitness Pal app and it really helped me keep track of my calories,” she revealed.

Six couples joined the program, and all cited keeping each other motivated and accountable as the greatest advantage to doing it together. “I am not going to get up and go to the gym, and let Robert stay in bed,” said Sandi Jester. “We had already been going to Silver Sneaker classes several times a week, which has really improved our strength, flexibility and balance. Since doing Power of 10, we now walk around the track together for another 45 minutes after class. It’s really made a difference.”

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