Monday, August 15, 2016

Fit Chick Transformation: Jersey Village TFC

My Fit Chicks Story

I always wonder what the new chic’s story is when she shows up for the first time. Will she have the fight in her to last long enough to accomplish her health goals or will she not?

I want you all to know that I am always rooting for her because I know from personal experience she is up against tough odds. SHE is ME.
April asked me to put my Fit Chicks journey together for our group to read. So here goes fellow chicks…
The heaviest I weighed myself was at around 269. I was prediabetic and desperate to change my life. I starting changing my eating habits, cutting out fast foods, learning to eat normal size portions and educating myself on healthy nutrition as much as possible.
I was on my healthy journey but hit a bump in the road. My weight loss came to a screeching holt. I knew what was missing…exercise.   One day, me and my neighbor were talking about my weight loss and she invited me to join her exercise group - Texas Fit Chicks.  
Although I had not worked out in 20 years I was determined continue in my quest for a healthy body. So I showed up weighing much more than my neighbor…who by the way was very fit and the best in the class and of course my beautiful trainer Marissa. She was the picture of perfection. I remember thinking…I will never be as fit as her. I remember saying…I want to look like you.
I struggled through my first bootcamp. I felt like I wanted to throw-up but I never quit. I just kept moving. I struggled just to jump rope. It was very intimidating. But Marissa stuck with me. She kept a close eye on me to make sure my posture was good so I did not inure myself. She wasn’t afraid to call me out or challenge me. I loved this about her. At first it was very difficult for me to go back to bootcamp. Physically I was in pain. And mentally, I had not created the habit of making exercise a part of my regular regimen. There were so many reasons why I shouldn’t get out of that warm bed and go work out - I didn’t feel good, it was raining, my hair hurt. ; ) But I would dig whatever I possible could out of my gut to get myself out of that bed and get dressed and just go. NO EXCUSES. Soon this mindset started paying off and I started seeing results. I started seeing muscles that I didn’t even know were there. My energy level soared and I just started feeling stronger inside and out. The struggle to get out of bed was no longer a struggle. It became a habit. For the past 3 years I have been the only one to show up the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas. I paired this mindset with a specific calorie intake and I found myself for the first time in over 20 years not obese.
Fast forward three years and my now awesome trainer April last weighed me in at 145 lbs. She has been such an inspiration. Pushing me harder than the other chics when she knows she needs to. Challenging me to do some incredible things when it is just me and her…4 minute planks. We have created a mutual respect…we are a team and we both have to do our part for this to be a success. And we both continue to honor each other in that way.
So back to you fellow fit chicks…it isn’t always pretty, and perfect and you’re not always going to be the fastest and the strongest and the most coordinated. I still have horrible form. I am so thankful we are doing this is the dark so you can’t see how uncoordinated I really am. But I know this for a fact, if you stick with it, you will get what you want. Your body is your temple.
…And remember chicks I’m rooting for the fighter in you, and so is April, and so are all the wonderful Texas Fit Chicks trainers.
Join Jersey Village TFC:
April Emmers MAT, CPT
TFC Directing Trainer 
Jersey Village Texas Fit Chicks


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