This past year has been an incredible journey. I’ve been a group fitness instructor for over 25 years and a gym rat to boot. Somewhere along the way of being a wife, mother, grandmother, caretaker to my aging mom and keeper of the books for our family business I lost my mojo. I was exhausted, overweight and feeling like less than a role model for the members who took my classes.
Enter a friend who was connected with an amazing group of ladies (all part of Team Fit Mom) who inspired me and helped me get my eating on track. It wasn’t long before I had better energy and was looking to get more out of my workouts. I was encouraged to start setting some goals. I stepped out of my comfort zone and started training with a group of Fit Moms & Girls for my first Spartan at Killington. What an awesome experience training together and sharing our triumphs and challenges on our Facebook support page. I felt so accomplished and had such fun that I immediately signed up for the Fenway Spartan the following month.
Next goal was the Fit Mom Photo Shoot Prep. It was fabulous to be a part of a community of women from all over, sharing questions, ideas, photos and inspiration not to mention accountability as we each worked towards our goals. I trusted in the plan and the coaches and was amazed by the changes in my body composition. Since last year I am down 24.5 lbs, 6.75” off my waist, 5” off my hips, and 3.5” off each thigh. I dropped from a size 10 to a size 4 (sometimes 2). I am stronger and have significantly better endurance. I can easily say, at 48, I’m in the best shape of my life.
Of course, now I have new goals! With 3 Spartan Sprints under my belt it’s time to step out of my comfort zone again and train for a Super and a Beast to earn the Trifecta this year. I’ve connected with so many strong and inspiring women and they have motivated me to want more for myself and my family. I’m excited to now be an affiliate coach for Team FM/FB/FG! I can’t wait to pay it forward with other ladies who are looking to make some healthy changes in their lives.