I met Gabriele on the last day of July 2008. And from that first day Gabriele jumped into her new program with full force. Every time we met in the gym she gave 110%. Her short term goal was to lose about 8-10lbs. She met that goal in Sept. 2008. Once she saw how her body was responding to weight training she decided to stay the course. All through the fall she continued to watch what she ate and kept her appointments in the gym. I was impressed everyday with her commitment to improve her physical fitness. I could see her getting stronger week by week. Well, now it is February 2009 and Gabriele has lost a total of 23lbs and over 11 inches!! What she has gained is better health, more confidence and tons of energy. I think that is a great trade off! What is important about Gabriele's story is that she began this journey with realistic expectations. Gabriele lost this weight by changing up her workout routine, making small manageable changes to her eating habits and being patient. Anything worth getting is worth waiting for....and she got it!! Great job Gabriele, I am very proud of you, and I thank you for letting me share your story!!