Guest Blog Fourteen – Lynn Craker

Posted: January 5, 2016 by dannytwoguns in Guest Blogs

We have a new Guest Blog up from Twoguns and Fit in 42 Erie success story, Lynn Craker. Honestly, I wasnt exactly sure how it would go when I first sat down in the strategy session with Lynn. She had literally done almost everything else there was when it came to nutrition and training but I was definitely up for the challenge.

And, as it turns out, she just needed something that was individual to her, her needs, her wants and most importantly her abilities both physically and nutritionally and our “anything but one-size-fits-all” model was exactly what she needed. I will let her take over from here…

Lynn After Old Pants


“Where to begin. I’m 45 years old and have struggled most of my adult life with being overweight and ‘undertall’. As a kid, I was somewhat on the thin side until high school when I started to become active in sports like tennis and softball. It wasn’t until college that the weight came on. We’ve all heard about the freshman 15 – I did the freshman 15, the sophomore 15, junior 15 and senior 15!

So during the past 23 years I’ve tried everything under the sun to try to lose weight, and when I say everything, I mean everything.

I tried calorie counting, Atkins, Weight Watchers, the Grapefruit Diet, The Zone Diet, Mono (when I lived on mashed potatoes and vanilla shakes for a month), Weight Watchers again, fasting, Dean Ornish, Weight Watchers yet again (see a trend) and even the newest NutriMost program where you “live” on 500-800 calories a day. They claim you can lose 20 pounds in 40 days. Really?? You think?? Kind of hard not to, minus the rebound and put it right back on thing of course.

I’ve joined a few gyms along the way but never found the right one for me. I can’t stand the idea of walking mindlessly on a treadmill for 30 minutes. Problem is every time I tried something I’d either lose interest or start to see some results and start to cheat the systems. And the results were the same, whatever I lost came back and brought a few more friends with them.

So I think it was July when a former co-worker came into my office. I had been reading her Facebook posts and she kept talking about Fit in 42 and Twoguns Training Systems. So this was my opportunity. I had to ask, ‘Tell me about this program. What’s the deal?”

She was so excited about the program and the results that I knew right then, I had to find out more and completed the online application form. Shortly after I got a call and text from Dan and met with him on a Saturday. The next day I started the program.

I have to admit I was a little intimidated at first. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to keep up during the training sessions. But I soon learned that I was able to handle it. It was all individualized to each of us. I was with 6 other women who, like me, have tried various programs and were now looking for more than a diet, more than just “working out”.

We laughed together, cried a few times and encouraged each other along the way. I was amazed that after just 6 short weeks, I was feeling better, able to keep up during the workouts and was actually looking forward to being the in the gym every day!

But along with the exercise, comes the diet and I think this is the first time that I enjoy what I’m eating and even cooking! It’s a plan that’s easy to follow and for someone like me who tends to take a lot of road trips it’s nice to know I can still enjoy eating on vacation. Now I will admit, I have ‘slipped up’ a time or two and turned to sugar but I know I can get over this hurdle now because of the habits and foundation Fit in 42 has built!

After the initial 6 weeks/42 days was over, I had lost 17 pounds, 4% body fat and around 12 inches off my body. I remember during the weight in I brought in the shorts I wore on day on and they fit over my new shorts with plenty of room to spare! (Pictured above)

Lynn B&A

Here it’s 4 months later and I haven’t felt this good in years! I’m still in the gym at least 4 times a week for both personals and group sessions. I’m down over 23 pounds and 6% body fat as per my last weigh in. I know I still have some work to do but I know I’m in the right place with the right people to help me complete my journey.”

A ton of great stuff from Lynn in there. An approach that takes into account you in every unique way, your training program, your nutrition, your habits, accountability and motivation is the best recipe for success, both initially and in the long term. Fit in 42 is about habits and true lifestyle transformation, not a 42 Day Fix and that is exactly what Lynn demonstrates.

If you want results like Lynn, fill out the same application she filled out back when she started. You can do that here…

Fit in 42 Erie – January 30th APPLICATION

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