Sara Bates | The Fitness Asylum

Sara Bates

Eventually, you get sick of your own shit.

I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life – but I’ve always been “heavy”. I enjoy food and booze and used that as my excuse for being a fatty.

At the same time – I was a bad ass in the gym. #strongasfuck. 2 of my gym besties were ready to take their fitness journeys to the next level. I was hesitant – I couldn’t be successful. How could my fat ass be a bikini chick? That being said, I couldn’t get the thought out of my mind.

I messaged Bonnie Lefrak and she told me I was a ” #strongbitch but a NOT a #fatgirl. Ignore the scale – do it because you can and life is short”.

I signed up right after that. I WOULD become a bikini chick.

Week by week, my body shrank. Pam Martin dished out quite the “diet enhancements”. Pretty sure if she had told me to wrap myself in saran wrap, I would have. I followed the plan religiously. During a PANDEMIC.

I went to 6 stores to get the protein and veggies I needed when it was being rationed. I refused to fail. I am a lot of things, but a quitter is NOT one of them.

I lost 46.2 fucking pounds!!!!! And went down 4 pants sizes!! To say I am proud of myself would be an understatement.

Is my body perfect? Nope. But it’s perfectly mine. And I worked my ass off for it.

I’m also so thankful to have the best support group cheering me on! My husband – Joseph Bates is a fucking saint. There’s no greater feeling than when my son Jon Cook brags about his Momma. My posse bitches – Jenn Forsberg and Erin Piccioli. I can’t even put into words what your friendship means to me. I couldn’t have done this without you!!! Melissa Mangano Sunden for being my workout buddy! And a shit ton of my other supportive friends!!! You know who you are. ❤️

This journey is far from over. But for now, here’s the before and after.

Boom shaka laka.

Until next time…

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.