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Kelsey Bufkin – January 2014

About a year and a half ago, my husband and I were both overweight and out of shape.  Our energy levels were super low, and we were “living to eat.”  We were fed up and sick of it!!  We had determined to start changing our diet and I wanted to incorporate some good exercise as part of the change.  We wanted to get healthy, lose some weight, and honor God with our bodies!  It’s definitely not easy at first, but one step at a time and the ball gets rolling.

The idea and methods of the bootcamp/burst training exercises made sense to me and was really appealing because it’s never quite the same workout and it’s a fun challenge.  No matter what “level” of fitness you’re at, you can jump right in and push yourself beyond what you thought you could do.  It’s been amazing to see that in my life and in the lives of other bootcampers we see each week.  Seeing real people and their successes was and is awesome!  And not only do you get such a fabulous metabolism-boosting workout, but Julie and Harlan are the best leaders and cheerleaders along the way.  This is a way of life for them, and they incorporate the encouragement and challenges and support you need so well.  The personal attention, encouraging emails and weekend workouts all make a difference in setting T4L apart from just any other workout class or regimen!

About 7 months after we joined bootcamp, my husband was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer and my father unexpectedly died a few weeks after that.  Needless to say, it’s been a tough year, and I can personally say that the bootcamp has been a lifeline for me this past year!  Jon and I had already changed our diets to a mainly plant/protein and very little processed foods diet, and we immediately went completely organic when we found out about his cancer.  Jon had lost about 35lbs since we started and was in much better shape when we