I am very active, a runner and an avid exerciser. So my story is not really about weight loss, which is odd for a body transformation contest. My story starts with a shoulder injury, an injury causing me daily pain for more than 2 years. As the mom of 2 boys, I was left unable to do the things I should have been able to do as a mom (throw balls, push them on the swing, etc.). So, I underwent surgery in 12/2009 followed by 8-10 weeks of rehab. During rehab, I reinjured my arm and was left in more daily pain than pre-surgery. I was feeling extremely frustrated, sorry for myself and even depressed. I was an active person/mom stuck in a body that just wouldn’t work!!
Enter Brandon and Habitat Fitness…..having never considered boot camp before because of my injury, I was very nervous, but after talking to Brandon, I was encouraged to take the challenge, knowing it was my last ditch effort to rehab my arm and avoid another surgery. Fast forward 6 weeks, I have lost 12lbs (8.79% of my body weight), 5.75 inches, 2.69% body fat and I am in the best shape of my adult life…….but more importantly, my arm/shoulder pain has decreased about 85% and my range of motion and strength in my arms is better than it has been in years!
I feel motivated, pushed to and beyond my limits, surrounded by support, and very sweaty at every single boot camp and I love it!! I am officially addicted!!