In the fall of 2017 I started to think about what it meant to be turning 50 this year and what goals I would like to set for myself. I wanted to do something that was completely out of my comfort zone, was something I would normally never consider and that scared the shit out of me! I had joined the Fitness Asylum the previous winter for 3 months of bootcamps to get in shape for my wedding and saw the before/after pictures of the bikini challenge on the website; I was in awe of the women but never considered it because there was no way I would be comfortable getting into a bikini, never mind on stage in front of people!!! The thought terrified me so I decided that challenge would be my goal.
I had gained a ton of weight since my wedding and I felt horrible. I have MS and the fatigue from not eating right and a back injury, kept me from working out for a year and it had taken its toll. I needed a plan that told me exactly what to do and was clear and easy to follow. I work 6 days a week, own 2 businesses and have a family of 5 with 5 pets to take care of so I needed to have all the guesswork done for me.
The bikini challenge was that program….it’s all spelled out for you…Follow it and you’ll have success. Is it easy? No, In fact it was the most mentally challenging thing I’ve ever done. Without the support of the group, my husband and family, I would have never gotten through it. The Fitness Asylum was instrumental in helping me reach this goal, I couldn’t have done this program on my own. It gave me my health back, as well as the confidence to know I was able to do something really hard, as well as get on stage in a bikini a few weeks before turning 50 and look good!!! I can’t wait for the next challenge!