For as long as I can remember I seem to have struggled with my weight. People will tell me they never thought I had a weight problem, but according to my doctor I was in that obese category due to my height—fat does not sit pretty on short girls. Over the years I have tried various programs to lose weight—Atkins, Weight Watchers—I did well, and lost weight, but could never maintain and always slipped back into old routines. The summer of 2013 was when I was first introduced to the Fitness Asylum. My dear friend Nikki was taking boxing classes. She had such positive things to say about the Fitness Asylum. That summer I took some boot camp classes, and the intro to kettlebells class. I did not do the full challenge, and was disappointed that I was not losing. I had also pulled a groin muscle, and used that as an excuse to stop taking classes.
Fast forward a few months—I started to clean up my diet on my own and had lost about 17 pounds, but felt I need that extra push. I then joined the Spring challenge in 2014—and have been goring strong since. When I first joined I definitely worried about the cost, and continue to do so. I have however, learned that the cost of not having FA in my life is much worse. The support you will get at FA is unlike any other place. Each and every individual here has there own story—there own why. Since beginning the challenges in April 2014 I have lost an additional 25 pounds. I went from a size 14 to a size 2-4, and have lost a crazy amount of inches.
I have done things I never thought I would ever do. I have met so many amazing friends, and the only thing I have gained are lifelong friendships and confidence! Joining the full challenge has taught me how to eat right, and work around injuries when needed. I would be lost without this place!!