| I have started this journey MANY times before in different ways, other gyms, fad diets, bad diets etc. I am a "foodie" I work in the industry, own a catering company and I am a restaurant manager so food is my life. Unfortunately it was killing me the way I was consuming it. I missed the orientation meeting that Bonnie had and I went to a much smaller one with about 5 people the next Monday.
I heard 2 things loud and clear 1. "You need to decide what you like better, crappy food or a healthy body". 2. "It's just food". To me that meant its not something to be used if you are feeling down or happy its used to fuel your body, so only give it what it needs.
Everyone asks what my secret is, I listened with a new mind set to what Bonnie had to teach, I read what she sends, I track my food, I walk and workout for me, I make the choice every time I eat to give my body the best, and don't feel I am depriving myself of the things "I choose not to eat or drink".
Its a mental choice first, then take it one meal at a time, before you know it a few days have gone by and your body feels better and that propels you to continue. I didn't set out to win the challenge, actually that was the furthest thing from my mind, but after week 3 I was in the lead, then the next few weeks were the same thing. I felt great and was dropping clothes sizes, I felt strong! I continued just doing the basics that Bonnie taught and I won loosing 37 lbs, 7 lbs more than my original "fantasy goal"!
Well worth the time invested. I am hooked on Bonnie's circuit and boxing classes!