Marilyn | RA-Tease, TurboKick and NEW MOMMY
I have struggled with my weight and body image since middle school and I just blamed my genes. My mom was overweight and pear-shaped so I was destined to be overweight and pear-shaped. I have had several gym memberships over the years but I would lose interest after a few months. I did enjoy group fitness classes but never felt like I fit in and I didn’t really know what to do when it came to the equipment at the gym. My results or lack, thereof, would discourage me and I would give up.
At 28 I moved to Arizona and my husband and I read the book “Skinny Bitch”. It changed our lives. In a couple of months I went from 196lbs to 177lbs. I gave birth to my son over a year ago and knew I would have to really buckle down and put a huge emphasis on working out and eating healthy if I ever wanted a body to be proud of. I started eating clean and only gave myself one cheat day a week.I committed to 3 months of TurboFire (the DVD version of TurboKick) and dropped 25lbs and went from a size 16 pant size to a size 10! Nothing has ever worked for me as well as kickboxing. It transformed the shape of my body and made me a believer!! It also made me want to be an instructor. Even though I really enjoy working out at home, I really love the energy you feel in a group class. Nothing pushes you to work your hardest than seeing your fellow classmates push themselves as well.
My journey is far from over and I am so grateful for this opportunity to help others while helping myself.