After having a very difficult delivery of my third child and suffering from PPD I gained a lot of weight.
I wanted to make positive changes, get myself out of the depression, and get rid of the weight that was causing my body pain so I started playing soccer for the first time in my life with a women’s league.
I joined the gym and another boot camp and saw some improvement in my weight but nothing huge. After a not so great experience I was hesitant to try another boot camp but my friend Janine kept telling me it was different at Livefit and that I would love it.
Soon after, the next upcoming challenge came across my Facebook news feed so I jumped right in and signed up for the 6 weeks. From the first day I absolutely loved the atmosphere, the trainers were all very friendly, and the people were so nice.
When I started I was still struggling with back pain because of my scoliosis and I could not do a sit up because of the damage that had been done from three c-sections but they helped to modify exercises.
I started training with Rich two days a week about a month after I started boot camp because I wanted more. I love training with him, he doesn’t ever let me give up when my mind wants to. I really feel like I found my love in weight lifting.
Food, yeah about that, it’s what is hard for me, Derek’s nutrition seminar really gave me a better understanding on how to make food my fuel.
I was still struggling big time with the emotional eating habits I had started when I had PPD and it showed at the end of my first challenge. I did okay and was still a top finisher but it wasn’t good enough, I knew I could do better. I was working my butt off and I needed to get real with food.
As Derek would say, “you can’t out train a bad diet.” After that I really put what I learned in the seminar to work. In six weeks since I dropped from a size 16 to a 6!
When I started it was hard to make it through but I kept pushing. I have no trouble doing sit ups at all now and I feel younger every day.
My kids have their happy mom back and they are really picking up on the whole fit life thing with me which I love!
I have a body fat percentage goal but my biggest goals are all about those weights I want those numbers to go up… say what? Yep, I want to lift more, dead lift more, and squat more.
I’ve only been there four months and they have changed my life so much in that short amount of time.
I am so glad I joined and only wish I had started sooner!