I officially started FEMMEfit on July 17th 2012. I know because I still carry around the card they gave me when I started my 12 session classes. I have resolved never to throw it away because that little card helps remind me of my start to a better me. July 17th is the day I stopped hoping that the pounds would just magically fall off me, and started making it happen.
My first day I was intimidated, and nervous walking in. My intimidation only increased as I walked up to the class and saw the coach, who I now know as Blanca. She is super fit and you can see it from a mile away! Fortunately Blanca turned out to be a sweetheart, and although I was sore as soon as I walked away from my work out, it gave me the rush I had been craving, and I instantly knew I had to keep going back.
When I first started FEMMEfit I was definitely out of shape in every sense of the word. My endurance was none, stamina what??? Oh, and my love handles had love handles. It was bad! I’m 5’2 and the 144 pounds I weighed at the time made a big difference in the way I looked. It was starting to get hard to explain to myself why I kept going up pant sizes. You can’t exactly blame it on baby weight anymore especially when your baby is now 2. So after going up to what would be my 3rd pant size, I decided I couldn’t afford, and didn’t want to spend money on bigger clothes. As luck, or the stars (whatever you believe) would have it, I received a Groupon e-mail for FEMMEfit, and I haven’t looked back since. In the first three months I lost 16 pounds. I went from 144 to 128, and was ecstatic at the change I saw in myself. With FEMMEfit 16lbs makes a big difference because you’re whole body changes. Then just when I thought it couldn’t get better, I decided to take part in the Whole 30 challenge for the FEMMEfit group. Much to my surprise I lost another 14lbs, 10% of initial body fat, and 10 inches! I was completely amazed! For me this has been one of the best things I have ever started. It has not only dropped me down to a weight I haven’t been since high school, but it has done more than that. It has pushed me to believe in myself, to keep going and do more. It has shown me that I am capable of what my head says I am not.