THANK YOUUUUUUU, BONNIE for granting me asylum these past three months! For me. the Fitness Asylum, true to its name, has been a place of sanctuary, of security, and of protection from my own worst enemy in my long-running Battle of the Bulge: ME! The definition of insanity, according to Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing(s) over and over again and expecting different results. I met Albert’s definition of insanity in doing the same things (fasting, lowfatting, getting fatter) over and over, each time thinking that THIS time it was going to work. I have learned so much about nutrition–about clean eating and the optimal ratio of carbs, fats, and proteins for my body to lose over 13 pounds of fat that I’ve been struggling with for many years. I’ve learned that Fat is not the dastardly villain I once thought he was; rather, it’s his cousin, Sugar. No more juice fasting and slimfasting and wacky fad diets! No more two hour cardio sessions to cancel out the two pound bag of peanut m&m’s I inhaled the day before. I now know what works for me, and it’s healthy and sustainable!
Far from starvation and deprivation, I’ve never eaten so much and so well in my life. Food journaling was a real eye-opener for me. It taught me to take charge of my own nutrition and be accountable, yes, at first to you, but ultimately to myself. Your exercise component was also key. The bootcamps, kickboxing, and amp classes are fabulous–great instructors and rockin’ music in a really cool bad-ass gym environment. I’m addicted and will continue to get my fix at the Asylum. It’s a CRAAAAAAAZY good place!