Anna and Jeremy Elliott came to PLT looking to lose weight, but more importantly feel better about themselves.
They got that and so much more. What I loved most about working with them is that no matter what was thrown their way, they remained steadfast in their consistency and their commitment in working towards their goals.
Does that mean they were perfect? Absolutely not because perfection is never required at PLT.
But, a desire and a commitment to change is necessary and the Elliott’s came with that attitude and it is that attitude that allowed them to see the tremendous progress they did.
What’s your name and where do you come from?
Anna and Jeremy Elliott, Kansas City, MO
Do you have a family?
We have an amazing 12 year old son, Jackson and an adorable westie named Rocky who just turned 5 in March
How did you get introduced to PLT?
I (Anna) kept seeing PLT mentioned in multiple Peloton groups I follow on social media. I started following Patti on Instagram after reading some of her responses in the various groups. I guess you could say I kind of crept on her page for a while, but I was drawn not only to the many positive posts I saw from PLT clients, but also the helpful, educational, and most importantly non judgmental responses I saw Patti post. It was a whole different vibe, and I was intrigued.
Who is your coach?
Name 3 things that sum up your thoughts on your coach.
Lori is supportive, very knowledgeable, and reliable.
Are you engaged in regular exercise/a sport?
Yes! In addition to the Peloton (we have the bike) and strength training, Jeremy is a pickleball enthusiast and Anna enjoys hot power yoga.
How did you find your PLT onboarding experience & community experience?
Onboarding was a breeze and the communication throughout our time with Coach Lori was consistent and easy. She was always available when we needed her.
What dieting programs had you tried previously and what makes PLT standout from previous programs?
We've both done macros before, however, it was a far more restrictive program. The super restrictive nature worked for our short-term goals, however, we found ourselves falling back into poor habits when we had no guidance or support for transitioning to maintenance. I (Anna) have tried just about every "diet" or "trend" over the course of my life, dating back all the way to my pre-teen years. Every single one of those attempts included super restrictive or extreme measures, and some removed entire food groups completely. PLT offered the right education and support to help retrain my brain that carbs are not bad, fruit is not bad, I do not need to buy multiple pills and shakes, and sustainable results do not happen overnight.
What was your driving reason for joining PLT?
To lose weight and improve our overall health. We wanted to feel better.
How much weight have you lost with PLT?
I have lost a total of 16lbs and Jeremy over 32lbs!
How many total inches have you lost with PLT?
I have lost a total of almost 30 inches from my body and Jeremy has lost a total of 25 inches!
What non-scale successes have you found since joining PLT?
More energy, better sleep and being able to manage our responses to stress better (i.e. less mindless eating, more mindful eating, viewing food choices as a way to fuel our bodies, not freaking out when the scale jumps up after a night out, or a vacation,etc.)
How have you increased your nutritional education since PLT?
Absolutely! The information and support provided by Coach Lori and the PLT community was, and continues to be, beyond helpful.
What 1 piece of advice would you give to people considering joining PLT or new members?
Sign up! The accountability, support, guidance, and education you will receive is unparalleled. This is not a quick fix process. You will not magically lose 20 pounds in a week, and YOU will have to do the work. Be honest with your coach, but more importantly, with yourself. Your coach cannot make the choices daily for you, only you can do that. Out of the many, many programs I have tried, I can say with confidence this was the most supportive and doable program. Be an active participant in your own PLT journey. You may read that and think, well duh, but engage with your coach and the community, trust the process, and do not compare where you are at with your journey to anyone else. Oh, and be sure to also celebrate those NSV's and do not give up on yourself and your goals!