Perhaps you have had a time when you wanted to do something but weren’t sure you could? Our client Robin was in that position before she got started with us.
She says, “I kept seeing MPower Fitness pop up on my Facebook. I drove by the SLP a few times, but didn’t think I could go in because of my shape and size. The last time I drove by I saw a few ladies in their 60’s talking in the parking lot who were looking FIT and HAPPY, I thought if they could do it, I probably could to. So I did.”
Robin hadn’t always doubted herself.
Just a few years earlier, she was traveling the world, running ½ marathons, doing triathlons, earning her masters degree and ‘living the dream’.
Then in her 30s, things changed. Big time. “I became a mother of 2, worked full time, our roommate died of cancer, my best friend committed suicide at age 28, I lost my job 4 years in a row and I found myself eating just to feel alive and I fell into a deep depression. I was drinking 1 or 2 liters of diet coke a day and eating non-stop carbs and sugar. I was fat, tired, and so depressed that I was on depression and anxiety prescriptions and addicted to diet coke. I gained 100 lbs over 10 years.“
Robin knew things had to change and she wanted them to…after she overcame her fear of what boot camp might mean, she signed up for our program and started to put herself as a priority again. She says she schedules 3 sessions per week- in the evening, after work- and if she misses a night, she goes on the weekend. “The 30 minutes sessions are very doable to squeeze into my busy life. I feel very strong, fit and mentally I feel alive again.
“In my almost 1 year of joining MPower Fitness, I am off all my depression and anxiety drugs, and stopped drinking diet coke. I feel more alive and am starting to crawl my way out of the mess I was in. I also feel really strong and more fit, I am doing so much more with my husband and kids and truly loving my life and how I look. My goal was to lose a lot of weight. That hasn’t happened like I thought it would, instead I have lost inches and regained my mental health. All of my clothes are loose and I have gone down 2 pant sizes. I realized I need to be nicer to myself and take this one day at a time. It took me 10 years to gain weight, it will take some time to lose this weight. My goal for 2019 is to focus on my nutrition and continue the MPower sessions.”
I’m almost 40 and really looking forward to my next chapter. Hope they are better than my 30’s.
Wow Robin! We are so happy you saw those women in the parking lot who inspired you to come in and we are so pleased to hear of your success! Life changing.
We all have times when we doubt if we can do something… I’m not this enough, or that enough. The truth is you are enough, right now. Whatever you are aiming to do, you can achieve. It will take work. But you can do it.
We believe in you!
Megan K and Team