Alanna and Ananias have been married 4 years. They have 3 children and Ananias serves in the Army Reserves as a Sergeant First Class. He also works as a probation parole officer as his civilian job. Not long after the birth of their youngest, they found out he would deploy with Active Duty orders to Eastern Europe for 10 months. She knew then that she wanted to surprise him when he came home with a healthier body. Risks for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol are all things that motivated her to make a change.
Alanna is a Registered Nurse in Hamilton’s Emergency Department and works 12 hours shifts. She was able to commit to exercising at least 4 days a week and focused on healthier whole foods, avoiding excessive sugar, and was realistic about messing up. She was able to have grace with herself and move on when she wasn’t able to stick to her plan. She loves Tabata, Yoga and Pilates; but also incorporates light running, swimming, and weight lifting.
So far, she has lost 37 pounds and was able to give her husband quite a surprise at his homecoming! She says the healthier habits make her feel wonderful and energized, not to mention the look on her husband’s face when he first saw her! She has continued to workout now that her husband is home and looks forward to the challenge of keeping the weight off!