Let's be honest, things happen in life for a reason. I had already made up my mind it was time to take my life back, start eating healthy, exercising, and losing weight. Somehow over the years my weight had ballooned, my cholesterol had gotten to a place that my doctor and I were very uncomfortable with, I was a border line diabetic, and none of my clothes fit me well. I was just plain uncomfortable.
I had decided to cut my hair off and donate it to Locks of Love. I had done this before but this time I was going all the way. Not happy with the first cut I walked into a salon and across the hall was FT, Fitness Together. So after I got the hair cut I wanted I walked in and checked it out. There was a challenge going on, (I love a challenge). Lose 20 lbs. in six weeks. So I signed up and got to work.
Each trainer I encountered was patient, answered my questions, encouraged me, pushed me, and supported my goals. When I wasn't feeling great after a "minor" procedure they each tailored my workout to what I was able to do. So even though I was in recuperation mode they met me where I was, and helped me heal as well as continue on towards my goal.
They counseled me on my food intake and gave me great tips on how to "eat clean." It's become a whole new way of life for me in just the six weeks. I am a believer and a convert to the difference one-on-one or small group training can do. All the trainers are knowledgeable, supportive, and even fun. If it's not fun, why do it?!
So now my clothes are fitting better. I don't have to go shopping, all I have to do is look in my closet and wear things I haven't been able to wear for years. People keep saying they love my new haircut. Well between you and me it's not my hair, it's all the weight I've lost. I have more energy, feel very proud about being able to set a goal and move toward achieving that goal, and I'm enjoying the "new" me.
I even brought my 14 year old son with me one day to work out with me. He couldn't believe what I was doing with such ease. He now wants to come back and work out with me in the fall. That's pretty cool when an adolescent wants to hang out with his mom and even work out with her. That's a huge victory. He's a competitive swimmer and after we worked out he said, "Mom, I don't think half the guys on my team could have done what you just did." I am a winner all around. The fact that I can teach my son healthy habits now means a lot to me. I'm glad FT is going to be part of that process.
We will be back at FT in the fall to continue our goal toward a healthy, active life style. I feel very fortunate that I took a chance and walked into FT that day on a lark. It has changed my life for the better. By the way, I did achieve my goal of losing 20 pounds in six weeks*. My cholesterol dropped over 60 points and is well below the recommended 200 points. My next goal is to completely get off the statins. I am well on my way to taking off the weight and living healthier and fitter thanks to FT.