Monday, September 26, 2016

Kyle Texas Fit Chicks: Julia's Inspiring Transformation Story

Fit·ness – the condition of being physically fit and healthy. This is exactly what I believed fitness to be 6 months ago, a condition. A mental condition for people with addictive personalities who let fitness consume all the time in their days and every aspect of their lives. Today, I am embarrassed by my past self and the judgements I made about “fit” people. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I was in denial. I was miserable. I was 6 months into marriage and gaining weight at a rapid pace. And the worst part was my negative attitude towards eating healthy and being physically active. It wasn’t for me. I didn’t have the wherewithal or the motivation to do it/make it a habit– or so I thought.

I needed to make a change and I knew it so I started scanning Groupon for the cheapest alternatives for eating healthy and working out. This is when I found Texas Fit Chicks. I bought the Groupon and within minutes I was exchanging emails with my new trainer Terah, and my first class was set for Monday – April 4, 2016. This was the day that changed my lifestyle and outlook on everything fitness-related. The class was new and exciting each time I went, the other women were welcoming, encouraging, and willing to share their own fitness journeys (without fear of being judged), Terah was positive, motivating, and honest, and I had found the fitness path I wanted to continue down.

My body was changing without me realizing it. I had let my body image get so distorted by my initial weight gain that I wasn’t allowing myself to see my results. Lucky for me, Terah loves the little accomplishments, and lets myself (and the other women) know when a baby muscle has appeared somewhere on our bodies, when our squats get lower, when our pikes get higher, and when we accomplish something that we couldn’t just a few weeks prior. She rubbed off on me. I started to see the little changes that were occurring and started appreciating my accomplishments and my body more.

Since starting TFC I have lost about 10 pounds and a few inches from my waist, arms, thighs, etc. But, most importantly to me, I gained confidence in myself, I gained confidence in my body, and I have gotten physically and mentally stronger. I know that with my continuing TFC journey my strength will continue to increase, my eating habits will continue to get healthier, and the love I have for TFC and the ladies I get to spend three evenings a week with will just get more intense with each passing class because I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amber! She looks amazing. All i can say it that "That's the price of hard-work, discipline and sheer determination. Not most girls who plan to lose weight has that. Happy for her.

    Please visit us at one of these days when you're free. Cheers!