Location: World Health Edgemont
When I started the eight-week challenge, I didn’t think I could succeed. I had failed so many times in the past that I thought this would be another effort in the failed column. I lacked any sort of self-confidence.
My turnaround came at the half way mark. The difference between my before picture and what I saw in the mirror was amazing to me. What a difference! Every week I was excited to see what my body composition would say. How much it had changed from week to week. It wasn’t until my final pictures and measurements were taken that I fully comprehended the change. I am down 5.1 lbs of fat, down 3.5% body fat, lost 5.75 inches and up 2.5 lbs of muscle.
For me the most rewarding part of the challenge is that I don’t want to cross that finish line. I want to keep pushing it further, setting new goals, and seeing what I am capable of. So far, I am faster and stronger, and I have become an asset on my volleyball team instead of just an extra girl.
Personal Training is by far the most effective way to reach fitness goals. It creates accountability, provides structure and knowledge, and patience. I can’t count how many times my trainer had to calm me down and tell me that it’s all in my head and I can actually do it. Without his support, and the support of my sister, this would have been another failed attempt.
The most important part of this experience is the confidence it has given me. Beyond the tape measure and weight plates, the confidence I have gained is priceless.