BLOG: Johnson spins into six-day workout schedule

Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 11, 2011


I’m off to a great start! The one thing I learned this first week that is the best advice I can give to others is that "IT'S ALL MENTAL!"

I am working out at Northern Ohio Medical Fitness Center with my trainer Barb Biltz. She is great, along with everyone else at NOMS. The support is definitely there for me.

I am also very blessed to have my husband supporting me, along with the rest of my family. Having the support no matter where I am is a big key in my success.

I had not worked out since March of last year and I was scared walking into the gym for the first time. Mentally, I was telling myself there was no way I was going to be able to do all the activities that were expected of me. Well, I was wrong.

Day One, Barb put me to the test. I am on a six-day workout schedule that includes cardio, strengthening, sculpting, Pilates and power yoga classes, as well as swimming.

Spinning is my new-found friend. I hope to add Barb’s spinning class to my workout. Spinning burns so many calories.

I have also changed my diet. I drink water all day. This is a challenge for me because water was something I never drank. I also eat a lot healthier. Barb and I will be working more on my diet this upcoming week.

With all this being said, I feel a lot better physically and mentally. I have showed myself I can do this so now I just have to show everyone else. I look forward to this upcoming year.

Natalie Johnson


Natalie Congratulations on going for and receiving this life changing health improvement opportunity. As long as you see it as a life change, you’ll not only secede in the short term but also maintain in the long term. If you hit that proverbial Plato wall, don’t get angry at the life actions that brought you to the need for the life change. Just feel happy that you recognized that things needed to change and you’re doing it. That may help you break that wall. You can be an inspiration for others.   Lenny

Thank you very much for your support. You are right when you say it's a lifestyle change. You will find in my blogs that I am focused on just that. I have learned that people go wrong when going on a "diet". As soon as you stop deiting you gain the weight right back. The key is to change your lifestyle completely but in a way you can maintain for the rest of your life. Also wanting to lose weight fast is not healthy. I refuse to put all this hard work in this year to just turn around and gain it all back. I think I'm on the right path and I am still learning everyday. I'm always open for advice. I have been told that you yourself have  gone through this as well so please pass on your knowledge.         Natalie