What’s Your Workout? Holly Posey

Name: Holly Posey

Age: 47

Residence: Seymour

Occupation: Administrative assistant

What is your workout schedule?

“I try to work out at the same time every day, usually from 3 to 4:30 p.m. I want to be in and out in an hour-and-a-half. I also love to take advantage of the weather and sneak in an extra walk or bike ride.”

What is your favorite workout to do and why?

“I have a love/hate relationship with the elliptical. I hate, hate, hate climbing on that thing every day for 30 minutes, but I love the results I get from it.”

Where do you work out, and what do you like about that place?

“I work out at Fitness 1440. For me, it is a very convenient location. It is right on my way home. My son, Matt, is a personal trainer there, and he has been a tremendous resource for me, so that’s like a bonus. I like working out with familiar faces and sharing our journeys with each other. It kind of becomes a support group, which helps a lot.”

What do you eat or avoid eating to be healthy?

“I try to keep my breakfast and dinner meals light. Lunch has always been my favorite meal of the day. I just try to make the healthiest choice available, depending on where I eat. If I feel like I ate too much, I just try to hit it a little harder at the gym that day. At home, I try to substitute nuts for chips or crackers and use fruit to satisfy my sweet tooth. It doesn’t always work, but I try.”

What are some fitness goals that you have achieved that you’re proud of?

“When I first joined the gym at the end of January, I started with some cardio and strength training, and I just couldn’t do it. I would only last about five to 10 minutes. Gradually, I would add more time, and eventually, I was able to last an hour-and-a-half. I have lost 50 pounds since then, and I am very proud of that.”

Are you currently training for any type of event, such as a marathon, triathlon, etc.? If so, what does your training or routine involve?

“I am not training for any specific event. I would say I train to be healthy. I do have a target weight in mind, and I am slowly closing in on it. Recently, my family and I completed a 13½-mile bike ride, and I didn’t die from it, and it was amazing.”

How does exercising make you feel?

“You know those people that say exercising makes you feel awesome and it makes you want to punch them? Never thought I would be one of those people, but it’s true, it really does. I feel like I need to break a sweat every single day, some how, some way. I have way more energy than I have ever had, and I find myself being more and more active.”

What is your advice to encourage others to exercise?

“Support, support, support. The support of my family has been an enormous help to keeping me on track. They will not hesitate to call me out if I am going off the rails, and that is exactly what I need. Also, for me, the key has been routine. I try to be at the gym at the same time every day, rain or shine, good day or bad, following a routine and getting it done.”