Be an AHB Rockstar. Meet Adri.

Meet Adri….


I promise she’s not dead…just really tired after her first training session.

Adri joined our bootcamps early last spring and participated a few days a week for several months. Over the course of those few months Adri increased her strength and endurance, lost weight and inches and decreased her body fat. Unfortunately, she sustained a knee injury and was sidelined in early summer. But now she’s back and she has agreed to share her journey back to health with you. Please check back weekly to track her progress and read updates from Adri. Later this week, we’ll be posting Adri’s before pictures and initial measurements.

Here’s her thoughts before starting back on her journey:

Last year, I was the most fit I’ve ever been (besides that one sweet year in elementary school when I aced the Presidential Fitness test for the first – and last – time). I ate an almost perfectly clean, vegetarian diet; joined the bootcamps with A Healthy Balance normally twice a week; cardio 3-4 times a week plus kickboxing and yoga, and started to enjoy some serious weight training.Then: my knee gave out, no reason given. It started to hurt when I drove, going up stairs, even standing for long periods of time. And being the stubborn idiot I am, I thought it would just go away if I stopped working out on it for a little while – especially so as not to exacerbate something potentially serious. That “little while” turned into an epic ten-month black hole of self-pity, eating terribly, and erasing all the hard work I’d done the year prior. When I finally realized last month that not one piece of my clothing fit  and that I was spending more than one night a week weeping into a pizza or pint of B&J’s about, ironically, how unhappy I was with my body, I finally went to the doctor to get my knee checked out. Then, I went to TJ Maxx and bought some ponchos.

At the doc’s, X-rays showed I have a cyst on my bone that needs to be monitored monthly (which I won’t go into detail about), but I finally, FINALLY got the go-ahead from the doc to work out again, with the help of some before-and-after doses of Aleve.

Then what did I do? I immediately made a phone call to my ladies at A Healthy Balance.

I asked them to help me get back to where I was about ten months ago…and then surpass it. So Alicia, Nikki, and Meg are making me a three-month plan to whip me back in shape, complete with a nutrition plan, workout plan, twice-a-week personal training, and wellness consulting. My goal? To lose fifteen to twenty pounds in three months, get back my muscle mass, and build up my stamina for those burpees, planks and squats. And I’m here to blog about it.

This is a HUGE deal for me. I’ve always struggled with my weight – anyone who knows me is familiar with the ever-changing number that is my pants size. It’s been my biggest insecurity ever since I can remember, so sharing my weight and measurements with the world is one of THE scariest things I can possibly imagine doing…and that’s exactly why I’m doing it.

This year’s all about breaking away from that fear, making good decisions, being healthy, and stopping the obsession.

So here’s to that, to joining me along the way, and to Alicia. Nikki, and Meg – who I can’t thank enough for helping me reach my goals.

– Adri

Follow me on Twitter at @adrileya!

Leave a comment: Feel free to leave words of encouragement for Adri!
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.
A Healthy Balance
14B Alleyne St.
Quincy, MA 


Filed under Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness

5 responses to “Be an AHB Rockstar. Meet Adri.

  1. dani

    SO excited to follow my friend’s progress! Proud of you Adri. love.

  2. Brilene

    Good Luck with your health and wellness journey! I look forward to meeting you at A Healthy Balance soon 🙂

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