So let’s talk about my habit forming and life-changing weight loss journey I’ve been on. It’s been 16 months since I said to myself that enough was enough and walked into Fight Fit Bootcamps in Stouffville. I told the coaches that I only needed to BREATHE and gain weight so this might not work. But boy was I wrong.
After having two kids, I had to face the reality that my body would never look the same. Yes, I can be proud of those stretch marks, it carried my two babies for 10 months each. I can accept the changes in my chest since they kept my kiddos alive with milk they needed. But what I couldn’t accept was the feeling it gave me.
The feeling of inadequacy, of low self esteem, of unhappiness, of self pity and of hope that one day I can lose a few. I was always hiding under baggy clothes, I hated taking pictures and couldn’t even look in the mirror. So one day when my second baby was a year old and wasn’t so needy, I decided to do something for myself for once and took the plunge.
Mind you, I started in Fight Fitness Markham 5 to 6 years ago and stopped after I got pregnant with my first. So I always said I would go back to Fight Fitness when I could.
I took my first 6 week challenge and then I was hooked! I would reach one goal and then set another. 20 pounds wasn’t enough, I wanted more. 10% BF was too little, I needed more. So FIVE challenges and 16 months later, I am finally where I want to be.
The community at Fight Fitness is amazing. They really make you feel like family. Everyone from coaches and to fellow ninjas are supportive, knowledgeable and the greatest cheerleaders. I am so blessed to have met such great mentors, you truly are my inspiration, each and every single one of you! To my fellow ninjas and pad partners, I couldn’t have met better people to workout with. Always pushing me to do better, lift heavier, run faster and put my gloves higher 😂.
What’s my key to success? A spoonful of determination, a pinch of stubbornness, a cup full of never give up, a whole lot of changing your eating habits and a bit of consistency. I must admit, even at times when I wasn’t on a challenge, I still at a challenge friendly breakfast and lunch. And my dinners always contained no carbs.
All I can say is DON’T QUIT, GO GET IT. If I can do it, anyone can. Just don’t think of it as a restriction and think of it as a lifestyle change and you will reach all the goals.