How I Lost 110 Pounds Swimming 5x/week (Karen Mackenzie) | #AskASwimPro Show

How I Lost 110 Pounds Swimming 5x/week (Karen Mackenzie) | #AskASwimPro Show

On this episode of the #AskASwimPro show, we’re in Mesa, Arizona at the 2019 U.S. Masters Nationals Championships. Ambassador Karen Mackenzie joins us to share how she lost 110 pounds and changed her life forever with the MySwimPro app!

“In the full month of January 2018 I swam 8,000 yards… and now 1.5 years later, I just swam 6,000 yards this morning before work.”


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0:25 – Meet Karen!
1:00 – When and how did you start swimming?
1:10 – High school and college swimming experience.
3:30 – Managing weight and my work/life balance.
4:11 – Why it was hard to start swimming again without a coach.
5:00 – How I got inspired to change daily habits.
5:45 – Diet and fitness changes I decided to make.
6:06 – What changed in January 2018.
6:25 – How to be patient with your progress and stay motivated.
6:55 – What my workouts looked like in the beginning.
7:20 – How the MySwimPro app helped me.
8:50 – New goal: Swim 500 miles in 2019!
9:41 – What is it like to lose 110 pounds?
10:05 – What are 3 main ways you lost weight?
11:15 – What I eat in a typical day.
12:40 – How do you feel?
13:45 – How do you use the MySwimPro app?
14:30 – What is your advice for people trying to reach their goals?
15:55 – What is your advice for new swimmers?
17:35 – What is next for you?
18:40 – What are your health goals for 2019?

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Since 2014, we have been on a mission to help swimmers of all levels live happier and healthier lives through swimming. Today, swimmers in more than 180 countries use MySwimPro’s award-winning mobile and wearable apps to access personalized swim workout plans, training plans, educational drills and videos, advanced analytics, and to log and track their progress. MySwimPro is accessible on iOS and Android smartphones and wearables, and is free to get started. It was awarded Apple Watch App of the Year and has been featured in Sports Illustrated among other international publications.

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