I started at Fitness Asylum in April 2014 Desperate for change. I have always been the “big” girl. Now at the age of 44 I was an under active, overweight, middle aged mother of a 5 and 6 year old. Something needed to change. I wasn’t sure I could do it, but my friend Cathy convinced me to sign up for the body challenge. I was so unsure of what the body challenge was, but I didn’t know what else to do. I have done every fad diet you can imagine, but of course without success. I remember being overwhelmed after leaving the kick off. I was thinking “I can’t eat that many calories, no flipping way, she is out of her mind!!” Then I would think of my friend Cathy, who was seeing amazing transformations in her body. So I went home and did a little research, and validated pretty much what Bonnie was teaching.
So I dove right in and trusted the process. When I went to my first boot camp I remember saying to myself, “what the hell did Dixie get me into!!” I could not walk for days. With the guidance and encouragement from all the instructors, I got better. Small milestones passed, I felt myself getting stronger. By the end of the challenge I was down 24 pounds.
Now, 2 full challenges, and 2 mini challenges later I have lost 58 pounds!! I never though I would lose weight, I just accepted that I was fat and that is all I was ever going to be. (It defines you after years of unsuccesfull attempts at losing weight.) I am so glad I kept going forward. If I can learn and change to a healthy lifestyle of eating whole clean foods anyone can.
If you ever have any doubt about committing to yourself, this is the place to be. You will succeed at the Fitness Asylum. There are too many wonderful people here that encourage and support you, you are not a number, your part of the family.