My story has some typical and some not so typical life circumstances that led me to begin my journey with the Fitness Asylum and the Body Challenge.
My typical punchlist is just that — typical: I have ALWAYS had to really try to be healthy, it isn’t something that was just easy for me; it was work and if I didn’t love what I was doing, then guess what, I bailed (no shocker). And typical excuses #2, 3 and 4 — Age, Children and Time. Enough about those though as I’m sure we all have similar lists!
For my not so typical circumstance, I am a cancer survivor (Yeah!), but with that comes added stress to keep my health in check. I tried modifying my eating habits and I saw a personal trainer, and none of it was moving the scale or making me feel like I was becoming a healthier version of me which is a key attribute to avoid recurrence.
When I heard about the Fitness Asylum, I knew 2 things 1) I would love the classes and 2) the nutrition plan/MIND shift was going to be hard, but exactly what I needed to break my stale cycle. I was right on both counts. The classes are fantastic — always challenging, always different and always fun! I’m pretty sure that it’s impossible to not walk out of a class dripping in sweat – proof that you have rewarded yourself with each exit! As for the Nutrition plan, it was eye-opening to see how wrong I was on my idea of healthy eating. I was also worried that the food would be bland and for someone who loves to cook, it was a big concern, but that was the furthest from the truth. The food is what you make of it…it is just one of many tools that you can make as fancy or not as you want it to be. Personally, I also loved the challenge of making new recipes that fit the plan and seeing how each new item affected my macros.
What I discovered at the end of the 12 weeks of the Challenge, is a window of opportunity for myself. I’m at the beginning of my journey to a new, healthier me (regardless of what my typical and not so typical life experiences have and will bring me). I have a new perspective and confidence that will keep me motivated! Thank you to the Fitness Asylum – you truly do change lives!