About 14 months ago I joined the Fitness Asylum. I have never looked back Since making the plunge into what has been, by far one of the best decisions I have made for my health and happiness. With each challenge I have grown a little more and shed my layers little by little. I have now lost 100 pounds !!!! This past challenge was one of the highest points of my life. I have always been self- conscious, as I have always been over weight. I grew up as a Tom boy had never wore heels,makeup,dresses,bikinis or jewelry. This past year I have grown to love my body, be proud of my achievements and I am no longer living in the shadows but am now shining in the sun !!!!! I joined the bikini challenge knowing it would take everything I had to stay on track and get up on stage. But I now have the power and I went for it. The support from Bonnie and all the trainers was amazing. I have made so many new friends and have made bonds that will never break. I did not win a trophy but I won more than that I won the inner strength to get in a bikini and heels. I walked across the stage with my hair done, make up on and all my bling !!!! I lost another 29 pounds this challenge bringing me to my forever weight !!!! Thank you Fitness Asylum for making me what I am today !!!! Happy, Healthy and confident !!!!!