BEFORE THE CHALLENGE
Before the challenge, I ate a lot of junk and fast food. I didn’t think about what I was putting in my body or why. I started to realize the weight I was putting on and that I had been wasting my days on the couch. Eating healthy sounded like a lot of work and I had no motivation for an exercise routine.
My mom had heard me complain and saw my depression grow when talking about my weight and self confidence. She approached me about the challenge. This was my chance to prove to myself I was ready for a change, a better me. I owe my mom a lot, I never would have come in on my own for fear of failure and judgement. Neither was the case at all.
DURING THE CHALLENGE
Functional Fitness gave me the tools, knowledge and training I needed; now, I just needed to apply it to my life. I started to really pay attention to what I was eating and why, enjoying meal time along with healthy cooking.
I completely cut out soda and traded it for water. I was drinking at least half my body weight in ounces per day. I also added breakfast to my daily menu and attended Functional Fitness 3 days a week. I didn’t tell myself I couldn’t have certain things, I just said I didn’t want them or the empty, heavy feeling they left me with.
Once the challenge started, I honestly loved every part of it — reading labels, making healthy meals, and especially workout days at Functional Fitness. I love the reward of energy I would feel after the workouts.
The greatest benefit I have received from Functional Fitness and the Transformation Challenge si the general happiness and strength I feel, inside & out. I’m happy knowing I’m improving my life and that the trainers are here to help you. Taking part in the challenge helped me realize change is possible, with just a little determination and a great workout program.
ADVICE FOR OTHERS
No regrets. You’re a strong person just for trying. This workout is fun and motivational — not boring and monotonous like others. You imght not get it over night, that’s okay. The trainers are here to give good guidance and encouragement. The rewards are endless. It’s not just weight loss and muscle gain, it’s so much more. Don’t give up on yourself. You’re worth it. I dare you to feel good.