" I was tired all the time, my knees and back hurt constantly, and……. I was fat.
233 lbs. to be exact. 235 at my heaviest on a 5’1” frame. Not going to lie: that was hard to type.
Looking back over the last year and a bit and acknowledging all the hours I have spent at FIT CLUB pushing myself to give every workout 100%, changing the way I eat for the better and holding myself accountable when I ate poorly, I can honestly say finding FIT CLUB was a life changer. Are there days when I don’t want to go workout? Absolutely! Do I listen to that inner whiney child that’s standing there stomping its foot saying, “I don’t wanna go!”. No! Why? Because even though I might be dead tired walking in the door, FIT CLUB always has a great workout and even though he acts like he doesn’t care, he does. He wants to see us succeed and meet our fitness goals. Austin gives us shit about what we’ve been eating(sugar) or not eating (whole foods). FIT CLUB is more than a gym. We’re a community. We hold each other accountable, we build friendships and push each other to be better. "
"I’m tired, but not all day long – I’m tired after I work out and I sleep like the dead. It’s a good kind of tired – a tired to be proud of. My knees hardly hurt – unless we’ve been doing a lot of running or squats – but it’s a good kind of hurt. The kind of hurt where you know something is changing and becoming better. Same with my back – the muscles are sore from use, not from carrying around 60 extra lbs. Google what 50 lbs. of fat looks like – I’m so fucking proud to say I’m not carrying that around anymore. I’m far from skinny but I’m 1000 times healthier than I was a year ago and I’m strong – stronger than I have ever been and I owe that to FIT CLUB.
I’m still getting used to the compliments I get – even from people who see me daily – but mostly from people who haven’t seen me in a while. It’s always the same thing: You look like a completely different person! You look amazing! I admire your dedication! And they always follow up with “I wish I could do what you do and have the dedication you do” to which I reply: You can, all you have to do is make the decision to be healthy. Is eating clean fun? No. Do I miss Pop and sugar cereal and eating ice cream whenever I want? Yes. But you know what’s more important to me than that crap? Weighing 60 lbs. less and being many, many, many inches smaller in my waist, hips, thighs and arms than I was a year ago. To that I say thank-you…to myself. I made the decision to be healthy and eat right. I made the decision to walk through the door at FIT CLUB that first day and every day after."