A friend of mine, Jenny Toomey, had mentioned she was interested in the FA Bikini Challenge. She was hesitant, so I told her if she did it, I would too. She decided to do it, so I said to myself “oh shit what did I get myself into?”. My sister in law Kacie also joined the challenge, and it was great having family involved as well! I was very scared at first as I am usually a very quiet person until I get to know people. Going into this knowing just a few people, and possibly feeling like an outsider was a worry for me.
I am not an athletic person at all. I’ve attempted working out in the past, but continued to eat everything, and anything in sight. I wondered why I never saw a change in my physique. I was always rewarding myself with food. People have said to me I do not need to lose weight, however I was unhappy with my body, mind, and soul.I was always tired and feeling run down. My stomach always hurt and was bloated. To me, it was much more than losing weight, toning my body, or looking good in a bikini. It was about challenging myself to something, and sticking to it.
My one regret, not joining the Fitness Asylum sooner. Everyone was so welcoming, encouraging, and wanted to see me succeed throughout the whole process. This program was the exact kick in the ass I needed to get my shit together. Bonnie lays out the program from day 1, to continuing to maintain your physique after the competition. She does not sugar coat anything, and always tell it like it is. Bonnie was a great coach, and helped ease all of our crazy moments, doubts, and fears.
As tough as the program was through the 12 weeks, right after I stepped off stage I told my husband I was in for the next challenge! It was an amazing experience watching every woman become more confident in herself through workouts, posing classes, and right up until she strutted across that stage and owned it. One of the best parts of the program was seeing how proud my husband, family, and friends were of me.
If you are thinking about this program, do not hesitate to do it!