Oh my GOD I’m still in shock over my before and after photo!
I can’t believe I did it! But I did not do it alone.
I’m 46 years old and always exercised and stayed fit. But then I had three children and lost myself in their worlds. I have three children that are now 15,14 and 13 all very active in sports and school and my husband has a very heavy work schedule In the law enforcement. I also own my own business and get that “i have no time” or “my kids need me” blah blah excuses. I lived by all that. I was out of control not realizing how strong I could be. I thought those days were over for me and I had no idea how I was going to achieve this but I’d do my best.
But now “excuses” are not in my daily life anymore. I signed up on a rainy “feeling fat” morning and hit the sign up button. Yes, I then panicked all weekend about that decision. But I knew I needed it or I’d never take care of myself first.
The fear of the bathing suit got me to give it my all. That decision has changed my life!
I get it! I was afraid and had no idea how I was going to do this. I simply went to the meeting and listened to Bonnie. She woke me up that night and I remembered who I was before everyone came before me.
I had hard days and even harder times where I thought I could not do this. But having all the support form the coaches, fellow boot campers and posing team coaches I never felt alone. The weekly check ins held me accountable as well as I got to watch my process through the weekly photos. This is an amazing journey.
My favorite part was the Facebook private page that has someone there for every question you may have through this challenge.
Bonnie said you will lose the weight you will be in the best shape of your life and it all came true. Yes I did the work I did what ever it took to get me there but that’s the most rewarding part! We do it!
One more thing, I was out of my comfort zone 100% i thought I’ll do it all but not the stage part. But the stage part is what keeps you going and bonds you with all these ladies as well as rewards you for all that you accomplished. I’m the type that diet and my weight are with me everyday. I always hated that day in April or holiday time when the short sleeves or dresses came out, I would be crying in my room saying I hate this about myself and I hate that.
But this past April I would have cut the sleeves off of every shirt I owned! I’m now signing up for the fall bikini and getting ready to take this to a whole new level. I have made amazing new friendships along the way. These ladies are some of the finest ladies I’ve ever met. I love The Fitness Asylum! I am a better mom, wife, business owner and girlfriend because of all this. No more excuses, time to get you back and get some sweet abs while you’re at it.
I also rekindled a friendship from high school and having someone to do the challenge with was a huge part of it for me…thanks Jen Foster I love you! #fricandfrac