I decided to make a change when I was 29 years old and could hardly breathe to sleep at night. Now, at 31, I am 62 pounds lighter and I feel amazing! I can breathe! I can spend more time outside doing things without feeling like I am going to pass out. I even run the air conditioner less because I am not as hot and out of breath. I CAN SHOP IN THE SMALLER SECTION OF THE STORES!I have lost 62 pounds! And have gone from a size 16 to a size 8!
I learned about Celsius from my aunt who drinks it with her workouts. She is a cancer survivor and continues to fight it and is very careful about what she puts in her body. Celsius is one of the few drinks her doctor allows her to have.
I pop open a can of Celsius about an hour prior to working out. Once you develop a workout program that suits you and that you stick to, Celsius will be your best friend! I attribute most of my energy to Celsius because I was not the type to get up and go before!
I love the flavors; especially the ginger ale, the benefits of energy, and the vitamins included which saves me money on all the B12, B6, Vitamin C bottles I used to use. I’ve also used Celsius to get me away from coffee and sodas for “energy” or to “keep me awake”. Celsius keeps me going without the jittery effects of other drinks. I tried other drinks first, but, felt like my heart would jump ship, so, when I was introduced to Celsius 3 years ago, I was hooked!
I shared Celsius with my good friend who is starting to work out and needs that boost to push her. She loves it and lives by it too!
Here is how I got started, got my results, and some ideas that helped me. A bad marriage and divorce had left me at 216 pounds. I decided that a gym membership would become a monthly bill, just like the phone, and I think of it as a lifetime commitment. As I began losing weight, I kept posting pictures and workout updates on facebook so that I would have to continue living up to what I was doing because all my family and friends were watching and pulling for me!
I drink Celsius 1 hour before working out or running. When I first started, I could not even walk fast, now, I can run 3 miles in 22 minutes! I normally do about an hour of intense weights, cardio, stretching, and when I can, I also include the steam room and swimming laps.
At first, I played mind games with myself. I do not allow myself to have nor do anything fun every day unless I have worked out a least 1 hour first. That means no dinners out, no drinks with friends, no movies or even no going home to rest. I also cut my portions in ½ but still ate the same junk so that I did not overwhelm myself with changes. When I place my order, I ask for a to-go bag so I can ½ my food before I begin eating. Soon, I cut that portion in ½ again! Cravings for sugar, tea, and sweets started to die as I worked out because the heat made me not want heavy stuff. I began to add spinach in place of lettuce in my salads. I kept almonds in my car, at my desk, beside my bed, so if I ever feel hungry, it is my quick fix!
Now, at 31, I am 62 pounds lighter and I feel amazing. And, not only is the drink great, the Celsius Team is the BEST EVER! I had trouble finding my favorite flavor and they jumped right on it! I will never ever let go of my Celsius! It IS my pre-workout drink! And the BEST BENEFIT was my feet also shrunk (swelling went down) so I treated myself to a new pair of shoes every pay day! From 216 to 154 pounds, from a size 16-18 to a size 8, I am happy with my weight now and continue to exercise to tone and stay in shape for the rest of my life.