I started at FA during the Fall Challenge in 2016. I got off to a great start and I believe I lost 15 pounds in that first challenge. I have continued for two solid years now, with every Holiday, Beach Body and regular challenge. This challenge, I noticed that while my weigh loss was not significant, my body shape and inches changed in ways I have never seen before. I credit this to not only going to boot camps 3-5 times a week, but adding in a specialty class. For me, that was Kettlebells and then KBX. I have definitely seen a difference, specifically – I have abs! (who knew?!)
Of course, like everyone knows, the best part of FA is the people, from the other participants to the terrific instructors, this is a place where you are encouraged, supported and pushed to succeed. It truly has become like a family to me. This has been especially true when it comes to pushing yourself to not only explore your “why” did you join FA, but when also trying to figure out how best to make FA suit your own personality and needs. Each captain that I have had has encouraged me to dig deep and I have learned things about myself that I have been ignoring/avoiding for years. The understanding and encouragement that I have experienced on the team pages and inner circle has given me the strength and determination to believe in myself and never, ever give up. But when it comes down to it, I have learned the most from the Friday night live results. It sometimes feels like Bonnie is speaking directly to me, although I know so many of us are all experiencing these issues at some point in our journey, it always feels like I am hearing them at the exact right moment for me. I am so grateful to Bonnie and to everyone who is a part of FA for being a part of my life and for being the supportive tribe that allows me to have the determination to know that while I have goals, it is all about the journey! Thank you all, I love you!