Maria Leveille | The Fitness Asylum

Maria Leveille

I have never had a weight problem per say. I have been working out and watching what I eat since I can remember. I always cared about the way I looked and loved to dress and look sexy. But all of that changed when I turned 45 years old. I suddenly became very depressed about getting older and feared turning 50. I started losing motivation to work out. I felt tired all the time. I stopped caring about what I would eat and started giving up on myself. Why bother working out and eating right if I was going to get old and out of shape anyways! It was too much work for me to maintain.

For 5 years I struggled with this feeling. I got very disappointed at myself. I hated the way I was looking and feeling but at that point I had lost all motivation to do something about it and I had gained 12 pounds. Which for a 5 foot little person like me is a lot. Turning 50 was the most depressing feeling for me. But somehow, months later, all that pressure and stress that I was feeling started to go away. I realized that it was not as big of a deal as I thought it was going to be. I started feeling better and wanting to go back to the gym. I would work out maybe once or twice a week. Felt like I was too busy and did not have time for more. I still was not watching what I was eating so I did not feel like any changes were happening. I knew at that point that I needed to do something drastic that would push me to another level.

That’s when I joined the Fitness Asylum Bikini Challenge. This program turned my life around. I have learned so much from it. Eating clean is what I needed to feel healthy and to have the energy to work out. I started seeing the changes within the first week. That gave me more motivation to continue. I wanted to see more. I did not want anything getting in the way of my diet and workouts. I learned to make time for me, which in a house with three teenagers is almost impossible to do. My husband and kids became very supportive and made sure I had my time to work out. At difficult times, they encouraged me and pushed me to continue. All of the sudden I felt like I could do it all. Take care of the house, the family and myself. This has been a great experience.

Doing this program with a wonderful group of ladies who felt and feared the same things that I did made it a lot easier, fun and less intimidating. On November 8th I walked on that stage in my sexy bikini,15 pounds lighter. Feeling like I had the body of a twenty year old but most of all feeling very proud of being 51.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. This training is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before undertaking rigorous physical training.