My story begins after nine years of neglecting my health and my body. In between pregnancies, I attempted to establish a workout regimen and diet through gym memberships and dietary supplements; none of which ever stuck. The duration of my workouts would usually run about a week before I began making excuses not to go. I even attempted to liven up my workouts through Zumba; yet another fail. After a bit of self-loathing, my sister suggested that we try FemmeFit. I was a bit hesitant but then I thought it doesn’t hurt to try. The first day nearly killed me. I remember lying on the pavement after the workout and thinking “what did I get myself into” and “how am I going to get into the car?” The next morning, I could not sit, stand or walk. But I continued with the week. After my first week, I was hooked. I started FemmeFit having to do a crunch rather than a full sit-up, having to stop running after a short distance due to my shins hurting, unable to squat or lunge due to the pain in my knees and always sad that I was always last to finish the workout. But then my crunches progressed to a full sit-up, my squats are now breaking parallel, my knees fully make it to the ground when I lunge and although I am still not a fan of running, my shins no longer ache when I run. I sometimes am the last to finish but my mentality has changed to “at least I finished”. Since getting my membership on June 17, 2013, I have consistently gone 3-5 times a week. It is to the point where I feel guilty when I cannot go. The coaches and other members have shown me great support and I have never felt so comfortable in a workout environment until now.