I decided to do the Bikini Bootcamp Transformation Program to push myself outside my comfort zone.
I wanted to do something ‘hard’ that would challenge and motivate me to achieve what I perceived to be an unlikely and unreachable goal. I wanted a goal that would force me to make myself a priority and serve as a turning 50 years old bucket-list accomplishment.
Getting on stage wearing a very tiny bikini and 5 inch heels gave me a laser-focused, unparalleled commitment. I was 90 pounds heavier when I turned 40 years old and made a vow after that birthday that I would not move into another decade in the same horrible mental, physical and emotional state.
So for the past 10 years, I have been on a journey to better health and fitness with incremental lifestyle changes that have improved my life. Trust me, it hasn’t been a straight path. There have been peaks and valleys but I have stayed true to my commitment and have bounced back with each set back.
I joined the Fitness Asylum in January 2017 and participated in a Body Challenge Transformation Program and became instantly inspired by the bikini ladies. I continued with Body Challenges and taking a variety of classes for a year before making the leap into Bikini.
I have made the most significant gains in my physique and strength in the last 1.5 years of my ongoing wellness journey and I attribute this success to the Fitness Asylum’s transformation programs, classes and the incredibly supportive community.
I have learned so much about eating clean, nutrition, supplements, proper lifting techniques, and the list goes on!!! I have created wonderful friendships with like-minded people in this community. Through the bikini challenge, I formed some incredibly special bonds with ladies who unconditionally supported, guided and shared in this unique experience with me. It is a wonderful sisterhood and one of the most unexpected outcomes when you choose this path!
Preparing to get on stage was absolutely terrifying yet getting on stage was an absolute blast. I had the time of my life and it is a moment I will always treasure! Doing this proved to me that anything is possible when you set your mind to it! Trust Bonnie and trust the process!! You won’t regret the great reveal; it is very empowering!