MADISON (WKOW) -- I have been looking forward to this day, but also dreading it at the same time. It's hard to believe it has already been six weeks.
I committed myself to a nutrition and exercise program, and thanks to all of you who held me accountable, I am excited to let you all in on the results.
I still remember the day personal trainer Dustin Maher went through my house dumping out my Diet. Coke and the majority of foods I love to eat.
And I can still remember exactly how I felt after that first day in the gym.
We took my measurements and after looking over them, Dustin and I set some reasonable goals.
"I think if you can lose 1 to 2 percent body fat, that would be really good," said Dustin.
With that in mind, I was determined to meet those goals.
Three mornings a week I was at the gym for an intense work out. That was accompanied by a pretty strict diet of foods higher in lean protein and lower in carbs. The carbs consisted of mainly vegetables and whole grains.
It took a lot of discipline, but when judgement day arrived, it was worth it.
Here is a look at how my body changed.
The physical changes are nice, but it's not the most rewarding part of it all.
I said before I started this that I mainly wanted to have more energy and just feel better in general. I most certainly do!
I have Dustin to thank, but also all of you viewers who helped hold me accountable.
I worked as hard as I could for 5 1/2 weeks, for fear that I was going to get to this point, and measure, and not be any different.
The next time you start a diet or exercise plan, I highly recommend that you tell all your family and your friends.
Tell them your goals and tell them your plans. You won't want to let them down, and in return, you won't let yourself down.
I do want to stress that this was a pretty intense 6 weeks. I exercised hard, and ate really well. Though tempted, I never really cheated.
I have no doubt that the program I was on worked, and I loved it. I plan to continue with the exercise, but will now just try to eat a balanced diet as I work to maintain my results.
But this program may not be for everyone.
We've talked before about the importance of just doing something. You can make small changes in your eating habits and start out slow with exercise.
The key is just getting started.