Casey Wetherell | The Fitness Asylum

Casey Wetherell

I joined the Fitness Asylum for the Spring 2013 Challenge, after seeing the amazing transformation that my friend, Linda Dolan, had gone through. Linda encouraged me to join and swore that I would be forever grateful that I did. At the time that I joined, I was at a very low point in life with my weight/appearance. I hated mirrors. I hated getting dressed in the morning. I would have worn sweatpants to work everyday if I could. For me it wasn’t that I was large everywhere, but that I was super large in the bust. Don’t get me wrong, I had junk to lose, but it was my large bust that weighed me down, physically and mentally. I hated them. I hated the way people stared at them. I hated the way they looked in every single shirt I owned. I hated that I could never buy a dress because I would have to buy at least a size 14 for the bust. After each child I had, they only got bigger.

I finally went to my doctor and she referred me to a plastic surgeon, as she said I was a perfect candidate. Let me just tell you how humiliating that appointment was. I stood against a wall as a nurse took pictures, mug shots so to speak, of my breasts. Then the doctor held them in his hands to measure them. I held back the tears until I got in my car. I kept telling myself that in the end I would be happy. Turns out, insurance denied the claim.

Meanwhile, I see pictures of Linda’s body on facebook transforming month to month. Amazing. My chiropractor wrote a letter to appeal the claim. While I was waiting to hear back, my husband and I decided that I should join the challenge and see if I could try to lose the weight myself. So I did.

I am tearing up now as I write this because this journey has been amazing. Life changing. I started at a 40DD, and am so happy to say that after two challenges, I am at a 36DD, but can feel a little room in my bra! I can not even begin to tell you how encouraging this experience has been, and the confidence that has been building back up inside of me. I am not hiding underneath my XL shirts anymore. I wore a bathing suit this summer and actually took my cover-up off, and I bought many sundresses, just because I could! The best thing that I did for myself was signing up for the challenge. I have not felt this good, mentally and physically ever before and am so thankful to have found a place with such wonderful, encouraging, STRONG people.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, insurance did accept the appeal, but I filed that letter away, and just signed up for the fall challenge. I’ve got this!

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.