Amanda Jeanne | The Fitness Asylum

Amanda Jeanne

For every birthday, as long as I can remember, I would see the cake coming towards me, and I always had the same wish in mind; that somehow, some way, I would wake up the next morning and the weight would just magically be lifted from my shoulders. This was a weight that not only limited me physically, but also took an ugly toll on my social and emotional well being. I could not live my life to the fullest whilst constantly being dragged down by my weight insecurities.

When I reached the age of 23, my weight had spiraled so out of control that I didn’t know how or where to start. I felt hopeless and doomed to a life trapped in a body that was no longer my own. I finally I decided to stop praying.. wishing.. and hoping that I would loose the weight and actually DO something about it! I joined the fitness asylum in 2014 and have never looked back. Since, I have a lost a total of 118 pounds.

When I first began my weight loss journey, my goals were centered around me. I wanted to lose the weight. I wanted to feel better about myself. I wanted to increase my strength and my endurance. But now my dreams have truly become connected to the people of this community. Being a part of something greater than myself has been so incredibly rewarding. I can and will continue to set new fitness goals for myself in hopes of inspiring others to do the same. I want to set the precedent, that no goal is unobtainable if you work hard and believe in yourself. Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy fix via birthday cake wishes; but being around the most supportive and encouraging group of people makes the journey less daunting.

Building a body that makes me feel healthy, strong, and confident has been worth every box jump, every declined invitation to a bar, and every piece of cold chicken eaten from a plastic bag. Your body is a vessel that is capable of such incredible change, you just have to be willing to try.

I am so appreciative of this program, the FA staff, and the FA community. I am who I have always wanted to be, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. This training is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before undertaking rigorous physical training.