I started at The Fitness Asylum 2 years ago at 245 pounds! I walked the stage at 153.
I learned that no matter what the scale says I probably would never like the number so I learned to love myself and fall in love with the changes and trust the process.
It was a goal of mine since I started at FA to do bikini, last summer I signed up with no intentions of winning at all but to do this for me! needless to say after sticking to the packet countless hours of cardio I ended up losing 51 pounds but it was not easy I can honestly say I did not have one cheat in 12 weeks, going in heavier there WAS no room for cheats or time for slacking it was a short prep!
There were many laughs, tears, hugs we were a family we all stuck together! The reality check I got was when it was time to order a suit, so I messaged Bonnie asking for my stage weight of where she thinks I should be, she replied 60lbs down I had a minor freak out and I called Katie and she was like you could totally do it! needless say I was 9 pounds away from hitting that mark! never second guess yourself.
2018 was a hard year for me health wise I had an emergency surgery to get my gallbladder removed and was out of the gym for 3 months no lifting I walked around the mall every day to stay active but that’s all I could do and it was trial and error for what my body and tolerate for foods we learned very quick that my body is very happy on NO FAT, NO DAIRY diet and that’s why I did so well on bikini I felt great.
There were many days I wanted to quit! but no one was going to let me! it took a village. I walked by the mirror and would panic would I ever get lean enough, should I keep going, but every morning I got up grabbed my gym bag and cooler and still kept going.
Never quit just because something is tough just work harder you will love the results!!