Hollie Lobosky has always been "thin and fit," but when she became pregnant with twins in 2013, she packed on nearly 70 pounds.
So Hollie set out on a weight loss journey by following the 'POUND' home fitness program — a cardio-based, strength training workout regimen focusing on drumming motions using lightly weighted drumsticks. The 39-year-old Californian has since shed an impressive 30 pounds!
"I am fitting into regular jeans and [am] out of my maternity clothes," the Venice native exclusively told 'Closer.' "I feel great!"
Read on to find out how Hollie successfully lost the weight and turned her life around!
Hollie with her twin sons before her weight loss.
- What was your life like before the weight loss?
I was generally thin and fit, but when I hit my mid-30s, weight slowly started to creep on and it became more difficult to lose. I didn’t really experience an extreme weight gain until I got pregnant with my twin boys in spring 2013. After being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, I ended up gaining 70 pounds during my pregnancy.
- How did you get started with your weight loss journey?
I discovered 'POUND' — which looked like something fun, relatively quick and easy — so I [gave it] a try. My amazing husband offered to take care of the boys every morning before he went to work so I could have the time I needed to get in my workouts. Thanks to him, I got the kickstart I needed to get back on a healthy track.
Hollie posing with her 'POUND' drumsticks.
- What diet and exercise regimen did you follow?
I put myself on a strict schedule, following the 'POUND: Rockout Results System.' Every morning, I would wake up, do an Elixir shot and then get in my workout. The workout was fun and the music was inspiring. I didn’t feel like I was working out, but I was breaking a sweat. The drumming element of 'POUND' helped me get out some stress and frustration, so I always came away from my workouts with a smile on my face. On the #HitTheStreets days I would hike or do stairs to get out in the sunshine. I also completely changed what I was eating. Following the diet laid out in the program, I started eating seven small meals a day. [I ate] tons of veggies, lean proteins and a balance of healthy fats, like almond butter, and [cut] out starches, sugar and alcohol to turn my body into a fat burning machine. Plus, water, water, water. That is all I drank, with the exception of an occasional tea.
Hollie after her weight loss!
- How does it feel now that you've lost the weight?
I feel great. I have more energy and I stamina. I am still 20 pounds away from my goal, but I am getting closer to reaching it every day. I look forward to my workouts now and my regimented schedule has become an easy routine for me to follow. I am fitting into regular jeans and out of my maternity clothes. In fact, I just gave everything away to a girlfriend who is pregnant so there is no chance to slip back into old patterns!
To learn more about the POUND fitness program — which was created by friends Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom — and to purchase a copy of the DVD, click here.
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