1. What made you join Transformations 4 Life Boot Camps?
I joined Transformations 4 Life Boot Camps because I have been on a weight loss journey my entire life. I have pretty much been on a diet since I was about 8 years old! I have tried every diet out there…some were successful and most were failures. Regardless, I always gained my weight back plus some. My journey wasn’t simple; it took me a while to get on board with working out! I began working out with Julie in 2011 at home. Of course, I couldn’t stick to the work outs or the diet and didn’t feel like I had time so I stopped the at home workouts. Then a couple of months later I started coming to boot camp on and off and eventually stopped coming altogether. Then in June 2012 I saw a picture of myself and couldn’t believe how horrible I looked. My first reaction was well they can’t take a good picture! But the reality was this is what I had let myself get to. It was then that I decided that I had to take control of my life and I made the decision to try to be as healthy as I could be and lose weight. I didn’t immediately start exercising again though because I still “didn’t have the time”. After I had lost about 50 pounds I decided that I needed to incorporate exercise into my routine and I started coming to boot camp regularly.
2. How long have you been coming?
I started coming to boot camp regularly in December 2012 so it’s been a little over 6 months.
3. What have you enjoyed most?
I mostly enjoy the fact that the work outs are always different, always challenging, and never get boring. Also, if I was just going to the gym and working out by myself…I would never do these types of exercises. I would probably just get on the treadmill and walk and then eventually get bored and stop going!
4. What results have you experienced so far?
So far, I have lost an additional 30+ pounds since coming to boot camp. I have more energy, more muscle tone, definitely stronger, and I am a lot leaner than before. Before I started losing weight I wore a size 18 (a tight 18!). Now I can comfortably wear a size 8 and even some 6’s. It still amazes me!
5. What have you learned about yourself?
I have learned that I can do this! I can be healthy and happy! I have learned that I need the variety in my workouts or I’m going to get bored easily. I have also learned that I can do a lot of things that I never thought I could before. Coming to boot camp has definitely given me more confidence in myself.
6. What new goals have you set for yourself?
I still want to lose another 14 pounds to reach my goal weight. I also want to remain committed to coming to boot camp and increasing my strength and developing my abilities even more.