I was finally featured on my boot camp's website. I feel official now!!! And having a good "measuring stick" from the start actually makes me feel accomplished!
Here is my testimonial! I lost 61lbs in 20 weeks! A size 14 to a size 6!!!!
Why did you join (Boot Camp)?
Because I had been working out on my own for years, and stopped losing weight after 45lbs. I stopped pushing myself, and needed motivation. I was also (which is my favorite phrase from my instructor) "working out just to eat" I needed structure to what I was putting into my body.
How did you feel your first week?
Awful! I took a lot of hot baths, did a lot of stretching, and had plenty of ibuprofen! I remember thinking I would throw up during each class, and I think even my hair was sore!
How has your eating habits changed?
Drastically! I actually enjoy eating healthy, because of the way it makes me feel. The couple times I splurged, made me feel awful. You really are what you eat, but if you don't allow your body to adjust to the healthy food, you never realize that! I have structured meals and snacks, and feel fulfilled!
What is your favorite exercise?
Jacks. Only because at first, they hurt every part of my body, and I struggled with just a few sets. Now they continue to be challenging, but I can do more, and feel the benefit of the cardio more than the pain of the movements. It's a measuring stick for my fitness.
What advice would you give someone who is thinking
Do it! The workouts are great, and it forces you to push yourself further than you think you can go. You always leave feeling accomplished! It has made me feel amazing about my body and what it can do. It's also a place you can go where you know people understand your struggle with workouts, and changing your eating habits.
What advice would you give someone new to the
Follow the meal plan religiously, as hard as it is at first, and after the first month it will become habit. It gets easier to turn down sweets and snacks the longer you stick with it. I never gave anything long enough to work, and trust me, it works!
How would you describe the classes?
The classes are high energy, and fun! Your instructor always has a new challenge for you to try, and it doesn't get boring like some classes, its never the same routine.
How has (Boot Camp) Changed your life?
I have turned into someone I never thought I could be. Someone who makes smart choices about what I eat, and looks forward to work outs, and calorie burning. I have also started running 5 miles a day (which even I can't believe), and I'm doing the Akron marathon on a relay team in September. I never would have began running if my fitness level wasn't increased with the help of boot camp, and I certainly never would have thought I'd be doing a marathon.