Tiwanda P.

I had been on this diet and exercise roller coaster for many years. It wasn't until I started sessions with Sherwood that I started to see tremendous results with my body and became able to maintain my weight.I have been working with Sherwood to “transform” my body into a fit and sleeker machine for a little while. Although I have had successes, my greatest accomplishment came within the past three months. I finally got the “miracle” transformation and began to shed those accursed pounds. I finally got the results I wanted once I “transformed” my eating habits. When I allowed myself to really embrace the information that Sherwood was giving me I was able to make what I consider real progress.I, like all of Sherwood’s clients, was assigned the tasks of submitting a food diary and developing a meal plan. “I need to see what you are eating”, he said. Although I agreed, I must admit I was reluctant. I didn’t understand how and why this was necessary. I wondered, “Why can’t he show the “magical” movement that will slim my thighs, give me buns of steel and a beautiful 24 inch waist? What I eat does not matter as long as I do the proper exercise”. Even though I was more than a little reluctant Sherwood was always patient. “Once you change the way you eat you will see how easy this is,” he would say so often when I would “forget” my meal plan or food diary.Finally, I got the message when I was forced to really think about what I was eating. Once I really starting eating six meals a day and being conscious of how much I was eating, I began to notice results. When people would ask what “diet” I was on or what pill I was taking, I would reply “I eat six small meals a day”. They looked bewildered and amazed when I explained that I changed the why I ate in addition to exercising (because I want to be fit and not flabby). “Six small meals,” they’d say. “You must be eating salads and drinking nothing but water”. I replied, “No, I give my body nourishment”.As I would see the doubt in their eyes at my answer, I would hear Sherwood’s response to why the nutrition piece was necessary. “There is no magical movement. The bulk of your success is dependent upon what you put in your body”. Now I wonder, “Why did I fight it?”