Good morning my amazing fitness peeps!
I hope that everybody is excited and ready for another great day of meeting goals and feeling great! I have a particularly inspirational story to share with you today. We all know what it feels like to look into the mirror and see things that we don’t like, but when I hear about somebody who is so unhappy that they’re actually experiencing depression, it breaks my heart.
The journey to fitness and happiness for many people is often a roller coaster ride made up of extreme highs and lows caused by a lack of knowledge and support. That was the case with Andrea.
“I was frustrated with myself; after losing 80 lbs a few years ago, I had gained 30 lbs back within the past year. All the clothes I had worked so hard to wear no longer fit. I was disappointed in myself and depressed. I didn’t like going out, I didn’t feel good in the “new” clothes I had to wear AND I went back to wearing SPANX.”
Just imagining how she must have felt to see all of that hard work go down the drain just killed me. She was a member of the YMCA but did mostly cardio; she wanted to use the machines but didn’t know how and there wasn’t really anybody to ask. She was just floating along, gaining weight and feeling miserable, until she found MPower Fitness!
She was motivated by the success stories and by the supportive trainers and was determined to get her own poster. She had some reservations at first, though. “Walking in the door was a challenge; the word ‘bootcamp’ was intimidating to me but I knew I needed to do something different. I was worried that I may not be able to keep up.” She suffered from asthma, which added to her worries.
It turns out that she was worried for nothing, though. Her trainers made her feel right at home and, along with her fellow campers, helped her to feel right at home. As a matter of fact, she’s now built up her stamina so much that she rarely needs to use her inhaler during or after workouts. Just knowing that MPower Fitness had helped her even that much made me feel amazing, but it gets better!
She’s down 20 lbs and several inches and the depression has gone away. “I feel sooo much better about myself and can fit into my old clothes again! YEAH!!!! I feel strong. I love the way I feel after bootcamp – it’s the best way to start my day! Just within the last few weeks my friends have been telling me how jealous they are because I look so good!”
She hasn’t made it all the way to her goal yet, but I have a feeling that her very own success poster is most definitely in Andrea’s future!
I love my job!